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6 homes for sale along Metro route 169

From Renton to Kent

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Get ready for a big dose of the suburbs, because King County Metro route 169 doesn’t go through Seattle at all. Rather, it connects central transit centers in both Renton and Kent on either end, providing a bridge to buses to Seattle and Tacoma.

On its approximately 10-mile route, it hits a lot of commercial and civic cores of both towns, including Valley Medical Center and Kent-Meridian High School. And since it starts and ends in either of the towns’ downtowns, there’s plenty to see on either end of the route—which these homes will be able to get to and from pretty quickly.

Bonus: Kent Station is a stop for the Sounder train, so this route provides rail connections for suburban commuters to Seattle.

We found six notable homes along the route, from a downtown live/work situation to an extremely 1970s relic to a very historic little home that could use a little extra love.

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1. 308 SW Langston Rd

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308 SW Langston Rd
Renton, WA 98057

This three-bedroom 1978 home isn’t a split level, but takes cues from the classic split design—it just has separate entrances (and separate kitchens) above and below for a potential duplex situation. It’s also a bit of a time capsule, with some appliances that look like they could be original. Either the house went through some elaborate staging or it spent some time as a salon before hitting the market. It’s asking $649,900.

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2. 10507 Southeast 213th Street

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10507 SE 213th St
Kent, WA 98031

This five-bedroom house is also very 1970s and very suburban: It’s a split level with the main living areas above, including a big, almost maze-like, kitchen and clearly-delineated spaces for living and dining. Vaulted ceilings and big windows keep the space airy. Downstairs has a den and a whole separate, and also gigantic, kitchen. Bonus: The top level garage has been converted to a cozy studio apartment, making this potentially three homes in one. The asking price is $639,900.

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3. 21333 108th Avenue Southeast

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21333 108th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031

This three-bedroom Kent home could definitely use some work, but its layout is pretty charming, with a huge kitchen and a brick wall with a wood stove spanning a whole wall in the living room. The asking price, $315,000, reflects a recent $10,000 price drop.

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4. 9828 South 248th St

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9828 S 248th St
Kent, WA 98030

This cute, contemporary cabin-inspired home from 1967 could use a little love, but it has some great features, including exposed-beam, vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. The upstairs bedrooms get some fun shapes from the ceiling’s peak. Four bedrooms and a huge yard—the lot’s more than 12,000 square feet—are going for $399,900.

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5. 612 Kennebeck Avenue North

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612 Kennebeck Ave N
Kent, WA 98030

Some unfortunate things have happened to the interior of the second-oldest home in Kent. Outside, it has a Spanish Revival design (and a plaque!)—inside, a very utilitarian makeover took place in probably the late 1990s. But it still has its original hardwoods and a wood stove. The home and the vacant lot next door, totaling 11,696 square feet of land, are listed for $309,000.

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6. 525 Central Avenue North

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525 Central Ave N
Kent, WA 98032

This little box in downtown Kent is a former dentists’ office, but it’s wired, and laid out for living in, too—just with a little extra plumbing routed to the two bedrooms. It has a small kitchen and bathroom, and could be a live/work situation or just a weird place to live. It’s listed for $225,000.

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1. 308 SW Langston Rd

308 SW Langston Rd, Renton, WA 98057
Via Realty Executives

This three-bedroom 1978 home isn’t a split level, but takes cues from the classic split design—it just has separate entrances (and separate kitchens) above and below for a potential duplex situation. It’s also a bit of a time capsule, with some appliances that look like they could be original. Either the house went through some elaborate staging or it spent some time as a salon before hitting the market. It’s asking $649,900.

308 SW Langston Rd
Renton, WA 98057

2. 10507 Southeast 213th Street

10507 SE 213th St, Kent, WA 98031
Via Windermere

This five-bedroom house is also very 1970s and very suburban: It’s a split level with the main living areas above, including a big, almost maze-like, kitchen and clearly-delineated spaces for living and dining. Vaulted ceilings and big windows keep the space airy. Downstairs has a den and a whole separate, and also gigantic, kitchen. Bonus: The top level garage has been converted to a cozy studio apartment, making this potentially three homes in one. The asking price is $639,900.

10507 SE 213th St
Kent, WA 98031

3. 21333 108th Avenue Southeast

21333 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031
Via Keller Williams

This three-bedroom Kent home could definitely use some work, but its layout is pretty charming, with a huge kitchen and a brick wall with a wood stove spanning a whole wall in the living room. The asking price, $315,000, reflects a recent $10,000 price drop.

21333 108th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031

4. 9828 South 248th St

9828 S 248th St, Kent, WA 98030
Via Homes & Equity Real Estate Group

This cute, contemporary cabin-inspired home from 1967 could use a little love, but it has some great features, including exposed-beam, vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. The upstairs bedrooms get some fun shapes from the ceiling’s peak. Four bedrooms and a huge yard—the lot’s more than 12,000 square feet—are going for $399,900.

9828 S 248th St
Kent, WA 98030

5. 612 Kennebeck Avenue North

612 Kennebeck Ave N, Kent, WA 98030
Full Service Property Mgmt LLC

Some unfortunate things have happened to the interior of the second-oldest home in Kent. Outside, it has a Spanish Revival design (and a plaque!)—inside, a very utilitarian makeover took place in probably the late 1990s. But it still has its original hardwoods and a wood stove. The home and the vacant lot next door, totaling 11,696 square feet of land, are listed for $309,000.

612 Kennebeck Ave N
Kent, WA 98030

6. 525 Central Avenue North

525 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
Via Keller WIlliams

This little box in downtown Kent is a former dentists’ office, but it’s wired, and laid out for living in, too—just with a little extra plumbing routed to the two bedrooms. It has a small kitchen and bathroom, and could be a live/work situation or just a weird place to live. It’s listed for $225,000.

525 Central Ave N
Kent, WA 98032