A coveted community just east of Seattle, Mercer Island is an island as well as a city in King County, Washington. Located at the center of Lake Washington, Mercer Island is connected by bridge to Seattle and Bellevue and is recognized as a top 50 suburb in the United States. Boasting excellent schools, beautiful parks, and dream-worthy views and waterfront, Mercer Island offers an ideal haven for those who desire a quiet remove from city life with excellent schools, essential amenities, a convenient location, and abundant natural beauty.
Mercer Island’s Town Center is the dynamic commercial hub of the island. It is also a gathering spot for islanders, whether to enjoy a shared meal at a local restaurant, to meet for a group fitness class, or to shop together at local retail outlets. On Sundays, the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market opens near Mercerdale Park and features about 50 vendors and live music at every event.
Mercer Island offers over 475 acres of parks and open space, including three public beaches, and more than 50 miles of hiking trails. Luther Burbank Park, located on the northeast shore of Mercer Island, features a sprawling 77 acres with almost a mile of Lake Washington waterfront, playgrounds, sports courts, a sandy beach, dog park, and picnic areas. Located on the south end, Pioneer Park is another wonderful outdoor oasis, offering 113 acres of forest with 6.6 miles of trails.
Population: 25,748 (2020 Census)
School district: Mercer Island School District
Housing: Single-family homes, condos, waterfront and shared waterfront, apartments, senior living communities
Median home price: $2,200,000 (2021)
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