Renton is also an attractive place to live due to its proximity to major cities. It is also a nice residential community with many different activities for the city’s residents. In downtown Renton, new amenities, such as the newly renovated pavilion, performing arts center, parking garage and new aquatic center offer residents many different activities. Renton also produces one of the most educated workforce populations in the nation. Residents are serviced by six 4-year colleges and universities, eight community and technical colleges and a great number of private schools within the city’s 25 mile radius.