Mercer Island

City of Mercer Island & Mercer Island Real Estate

Mercer Island is the most populated island in the United States. Connected to the mainland by a series of bridges, this Seattle suburb offers a lifestyle that is relaxed and water-focused. From its central location to both Seattle and the east side cities, Mercer Island is a commuter’s paradise. The affluent community attracts both retirees and those who just want to escape their faster-paced neighbors. With tight building restrictions, the island has retained much of its charm and new development is sharply regulated to control growth.

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Homes For Sale In Mercer Island

Modern living at an elegant level… open to a world of water, sky, elaborate gardens, architectural fountains. A journey of global collections as you stroll through the 80 foot gallery. Explicit design strategy… a sprawling attitude steeped in legend the moment of completion. Renown vessel dock. Seven room owner suite. Opulent movie theatre; inventive billiards parlor; tap room; sand trap putting green. 12 month sport pavilion, private tennis court, exhibitor squash, indoor spa. Party palace. $18,888,000 Active

5330 Butterworth Rd Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 8.5 Baths 14,940 SqFt 1.890 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Architecturally iconic waterfront estate on the North End. Walls of windows frame views of the lake creating a backdrop for modern luxury. Formal & casual entertaining spaces abound. Upper level hosts a fabulous view master suite, add’l bedroom suites & office. Endless entertaining on the lower level w/private wine tasting room & gym. Enjoy dinner with friends poolside. Hop in the boat from your private dock or unwind by the firepit on the beach. Magical. Extraordinary. Remarkable in every way! $12,980,000 Active

Mercer Island, Washington

7 Beds 8.25 Baths 9,615 SqFt 1.582 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Contemporary Mediterranean Estate on west shore of Faben Point with brilliant views of Seattle skyline. Customized elegance with exceptionally appointed living spaces and thoughtful upgrades on all levels. Grand outdoor presence in harmony with the main residence including 110 feet of lakefront, enclosed cabana, heated pool with hot tub, private beach, dock and guest house.  Esteemed setting and property. $12,500,000 Active

2205 60th Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 7.5 Baths 9,000 SqFt 0.759 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Timeless modern westside waterfront. Vassos Demetriou’s fetterless architectural statement, masterfully crafted by Paulsen. 20 years mint. Generous volume commensurate with a shy 10,000sf across two floors. Dramatic glass walls frame the triplicate of Seward Park, Olympic Mountains and Seattle skyline views, as only Forest Ave can. Main floor master. Separate ADU. Gated. Privacy rarely found in waterfront, courtesy of the 178’ shoreline. Large yacht dock. Garages for 6. For life's enthusiasts! $10,500,000 Active

4425 Forest Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 6.75 Baths 9,790 SqFt 0.815 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Cherished Faben Point waterfront. Located in one of Mercer Island’s most sought after areas, this rare waterfront estate is offered for the first time in over 70 years. Sited on 1.3 lush acres surrounded by gardens, trees and rolling green lawns. An impressive compound? A builder’s blank canvas? An in-city retreat just minutes from downtown Seattle and Bellevue. An easy 10 minute drive to Boeing Field. In addition to 112 feet of lakefront, the estate features a guest house & cabana! $10,000,000 Active

6024 22nd St SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,230 SqFt 1.313 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Your waterfront story begins here. Expertly built in 2007 & perfectly sited on half an acre & 83’ of coveted north facing waterfront.  Your guests are greeted by a gracious gated entry and a stunning Chihuly chandelier. Soak up the view from the great room & expansive outdoor spaces and infinity pool. The spacious view master suite is a true retreat. The lower level offers 1000 bottle wine cellar plus media/game room. The dock will moor a large yacht & smaller boats/jet skis. Live at the Lake! $8,998,000 Active

3315 97th Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 5.25 Baths 8,370 SqFt 0.500 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

WATERFRONT!  Sweeping views of DT Bellevue and Meydenbauer Bay. Stunning NW Craftsman with nearly 60 ft of no bank waterfront, on the coveted N End of Mercer Island. You will love the exquisite finishes and how the builder incorporated stone, wood and glass without sacrificing function. It is truly a work of art. Entertain on one of your many decks or simply enjoy the peace and serenity as you warm your toes by the fire.Standalone guest house welcomes your guests with privacy and convenience. $8,000,000 Active

7406 Mercer Wy N Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.75 Baths 7,907 SqFt 0.500 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

This dramatic, gated waterfront estate is an idyllic blend of Zen retreat and private, energizing playground. You’ll be greeted by beautiful grounds and the sound of water cascading down granite terraces pooling in tranquil ponds. Reminiscent of your fave 5 star hotel where amazing luxury, beauty and comfort are featured throughout. Infinity pool and spa, movie theater, exercise suite, tea room and grand 30 ft foyer. Coveted dock and 65 ft of prized lakefront on over a half acre of lush grounds. $6,980,000 Active

6430 Mercer Wy E Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.75 Baths 5,577 SqFt 0.595 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Exceptional gold coast waterfront on Mercer Island. Enjoy jaw-dropping Western views of the lake, Seattle skyline & Seward Park framed by soaring walls of windows. 125’ of western low bank lakefront w/ private dock, level lawn & expansive entertaining deck. Completely updated, this 5BDR home boasts vaulted ceilings, a main floor master & perfect blend of formal & informal living spaces. Quiet & serene – set in an ideal mid-Island neighborhood w/ easy access. Your life on the lake awaits. $5,998,000 Active

5403 West Mercer Wy Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 3.75 Baths 5,420 SqFt 0.388 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

WOW! Rare Opportunity to own 173 ft, NO-Bank Waterfront w/ Expansive Lake Washington Views! Revive existing 4BR Mid-Century Modern, or Build NEW Prestigious Properties! 1+ Level Acre of PRIME LAND, Subdividable Property. Water-ski from your upgraded Dock, Entertain on your Yacht, or Stargaze on Private Sandy Beach. SPECTACULAR VIEWS of Bellevue, VMAC (Seahawks camp), & Mt. Rainier. Quiet Island living close to everything Seattle & Bellevue have to offer! Buyer to verify ALL Info ~ Sold As-Is. $5,680,000 Active

6610 Mercer Wy E Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,530 SqFt 1.150 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Rare,elegant residence in prime West Mercer locale. Evergreen Lane, an enchanted enclave of select homes in a park-like setting. Nearly 2 acre property adorned by a sweeping lawn, magnificent trees, split rail fence, & rich landscaping creates the setting. 1930's original home transformed & expanded by noted NW masters Bumgardner architect & Schultz Miller. Main floor level living of sophisticated scale, dramatic spaces, rich ambiance & character. Private outlook. Darling 1BR/1BTH guest house. $4,495,000 Active

12 Evergreen Lane Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 6,050 SqFt 1.963 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Pictures can't possible tell the story of this home w/wide open, panoramic views of lake, city & mountains on Mercer Island's "Gold Coast!" 1 house off the lake, with dock, lift & 23 feet of owned waterfront. Nothing better than sunny days on the deck, dock or lake. Timeless custom built by RKK. Quality materials, slab, cherry, hrdwds, stone. 4 Bds up, open kitchen/family room. Deck that runs the length of the house. Original owner & filled w/memories waiting for the next owner to create theirs. $4,350,000 Active

7270 North Mercer Wy Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.25 Baths 5,090 SqFt 0.305 Acres

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Spectacular newly constructed view home on the north end of Mercer Island! Easy access to I-90 just minutes to Seattle or Bellevue. Perched above Lake Washington, wonderful lake views from each floor. Built with extraordinary detail and craftsmanship, this home features a diversity of materials and technology. Five en suite bedrooms. Self sufficient lower level with kitchen and utility room. Created for entertaining, gatherings and relaxation, this property is a true sanctuary. $4,350,000 Active

9980 38th St SE Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,840 SqFt 0.311 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Embodying the roots of the Pacific Rim, this architectural masterpiece embraces the natural elements of light, water & air.  Lovingly maintained & enhanced since its 2002 inception, this Joseph Greif designed showpiece will capture your heart. From the sculpted wood columns to undulating glass walls, each space creates a serene place for gathering. One & a half acres of secret gardens w/enchanted walkways.  Shared private, sandy beach.  "Home of the Year 2003" Seattle Homes & Lifestyle Magazine. $3,900,000 Active

4356 92nd Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,620 SqFt 1.514 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

What could be better than north end "East Seattle" AMAZING western views of Seattle, the lake and Olympics and we mean BIG panoramic views!  Custom construction, high end quality with so many features not found in your average home.  Open, great room design with all major rooms focused on that magical view.  Wrapped box beam ceilings, ribbons of crown moldings, Carrara marble slabs in kitchen and master, Subzero, Wolf.  Hardwood floors on 3 levels.  Master suite w/fireplace, view balcony. fab! $3,880,000 Active

6803 30th St SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,423 SqFt 0.207 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Welcome home to this stunning traditional w/ gorgeous Western lake views. 4BDR, 4BA with flex room/5th BDR option. Loaded w/ updated features. Enjoy brilliant sunsets from the large entertaining deck overlooking huge backyard. Perfect floorplan flows seamlessly. Luxe master suite w/ new bathroom & massive walk-in closets. Car lovers rejoice- 5 car garage and covered portico w/ 2 driveways.  Ideally located mid-Island on the Westside & just minutes to freeways, award winning schools & parks. $3,388,000 Active

4801 Mercer Wy W Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,943 SqFt 0.350 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Welcome to Summerwell, Mercer Island's first new neighborhood in almost 30 years! Homesite 10 is nestled into the back of the neighborhood, affording it tremendous privacy. Soaring entry + great room create tremendous volume. Main floor office, huge mud room, gourmet kitchen w/Miele appliances, Poggenpohl cabinetry + walk-in pantry. Hearth room w/FP and lovely covered entertaining deck. Upper level master suite + 3 add’l BRs up + laundry & gallery wall overlooking entry/great room. 3 car garage. $3,328,000 Active

8240 31st St SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.25 Baths 4,142 SqFt 0.266 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Welcome to Summerwell, Mercer Island's first new neighborhood in almost 30 years! Lot 9: Rare one-story + basement home - rare for new construction! Soaring 10-14’ ceilings on main floor, clearstory windows, open concept layout. Master + 2nd bed/office on main, gourmet kitchen w/Miele appliances, Poggenpohl cabinetry + walk-in pantry. Great room w/FP. Entertainment deck. Lower level: 2 guest suites (both ensuite) + rec room, media room + flex room.  Covered outdoor living area w/fireplace. $3,268,000 Active

8270 31st St SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,002 SqFt 0.222 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Introducing a fresh new lake view farmhouse on the North-End of Mercer Island presented by BDR Fine Homes. Nestled down a private lane situated one house back from Lake Washington. 4 bedroom suites + den. Signature covered outdoor room w/ heaters, fireplace, TV, BBQ. Gourmet chef’s kitchen w/ pro-grade appliances. Bonus room w/ snack-shop. Steps to nearby waterfront landing. Built by the BDR Team, a proud 3-time winner of the coveted Builder of the Year Award in the Puget Sound region. $3,198,800 Active

3406 97th Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,779 SqFt 0.229 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Stunning western Lake Washington views and waterfront too!  The perfect combination with 89 feet of Lake Washington frontage with a dock.  This custom built home has soaring ceilings in the living room, a luxurious master suite which is a lovely retreat and a spacious chef's kitchen that adjoins the family room.  The home is oriented to provide expansive views from almost all rooms. The lower level features a media/rec and 3 additional bedrooms. Extensive decks for entertaining. 3 car garage. $3,195,000 Active

7905 Mercer Wy W Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 3.25 Baths 4,810 SqFt 0.454 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Welcome to this stunning new construction urban farmhouse with lots of natural light and an incredible yard. This special home wraps you in warmth and style from the moment you enter. The expansive great room offers flexibility and the Chef's kitchen is a dream for any cook. There is a full guest suite on the main. The 2nd floor has a stunning master suite with dual closets and west views. There is also a huge bonus room with wet bar and 3 bedrooms with bathrooms up. Pre-wired for solar and EV. $2,985,000 Active

4115 85th Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,137 SqFt 0.310 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Grand foyer opens to breathtaking view of Lake Washington!  Beautiful curved stair case. Vaulted ceilings and extensive moldings and wainscoting. New kitchen with marble countertop and stainless steel appliances.  Spacious 4 bathrooms with heated floors,  Master bedroom and bath with fireplace. Daylight basement looks onto the lake equipt with recreational space, wet bar, dance mirror and ballet bar. Elegant French window treatments will stay. 2nd Master bedroom and 2nd Kitchen on main floor. $2,888,000 Active

7246 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,384 SqFt 0.194 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

The Acropolis - The Ideal Luxury Home for Entertaining and Peaceful Relaxation. Timeless Elements Alongside Premium-Quality Features Reveal a Home Designed with Ultimate Form & Function. Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bosch Appliances. Second Master w/En-Suite Located on the Main Floor. A Covered Outdoor Patio with Fireplace is Perfect for Entertaining. Quick Access to I-90 & steps away from waterfront park access! JayMarc Homes is Houzz Winner Best Customer Service 2016,17 & 18! $2,799,950 Active

3411 96th Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,993 SqFt 0.305 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

You’ll love this never before lived in gem.  With over $100k in upgrades this home truly sparkles. The heart of the home is the oversized kitchen with plenty of room for the most discerning gourmet chef. The main floor office can easily convert to a bedroom with its ¾ attached bath for extended stay visitors.  The upstairs Master suite will not disappoint with walk in closet and light filled spa inspired bath.  Lots of rooms for everyone including a large bonus room & study nook. Welcome home! $2,787,000 Active

8414 37th St SE Mercer Island, Washington

5 Beds 4.25 Baths 4,370 SqFt 0.327 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

More About Mercer Island

Named the Best Place to Live in Washington by Money Magazine, Mercer Island offers residents the ability to live in a safe community while allowing fast access to the urban amenities of Seattle.

History

Mercer Island was named after the Mercer family of Seattle. The two Mercer boys loved to row over to the island to fish and hunt. The Native American’s of the area believed that the island was inhabited by evil spirits and so the island was completely deserted when the brothers began to explore the land. The Mercer family was a famous and powerful clan in Virginia and eventually the brothers’ escapades drew the attention of other Seattle residents and lead to the establishment of the first village in 1870.

The first sizable settlement was on the northwest side of the island, East Seattle. In 1889 an entrepreneur named C.C. Calkins built a large, luxury resort, the Calkins Hotel. The hotel was accessible to the neighboring towns by steamboat and the resort attracted the wealthy of the area. Guest included President Benjamin Harrison and other local and national celebrities. The hotel was destroyed in 1908 in a suspicious fire and never reopened, but the island’s reputation as a resort get-away had been established.

In the early part of the 20th Century, the bridges which now connect Mercer Island with the rest of the region were built. The first was the East Channel Bridge in 1928, followed by the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge which is currently the second largest floating bridge in the world, completed in 1940. A second bridge was built in 1989, Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge and together these bridges provide residents and visitors an easy way on and off the island.

Things to Do

With its relaxed environment, most residents come to Mercer Island to enjoy the peace and quiet lifestyle it offers. As with other cities in the Pacific Northwest, the best attraction is the beautiful setting itself. Mercer Island has over 475 acres of parks and open space, including 3 public beaches and over 50 miles of hiking trails which wind throughout the island.

Truly a small-town vibe exists on the island and residents have a multitude of ways to get involved in community events and projects.

Arts and Culture

The Mercer Gallery is located at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center and host rotating art exhibits which feature local artist from the island and the surrounding region. Artwork displayed is for sale and a percentage of the proceeds go to support local arts and cultural programs by the Mercer Island Arts Council.

The Mercer Island Arts Council also maintains an impressive outdoor sculpture gallery. The Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery showcases pieces of art which are displayed for a period of at least one year. The goal of the exhibit is to provide a positive art experience which appeals to a broad audience. Many of the pieces are available for sale and the commission work to benefit the Mercer Island Arts Council and local artist foundations.

The community emphasis on the arts includes the commitment of acquiring of high quality public art and the installations can be found all over the island. One initiate which has been very effective is the island’s “One Percent for Art” which calls for money to be set aside from public construction project budgets.

Outdoor Activities

Those who live on Mercer Island value the relaxed lifestyle, mild climate and many parks, open spaces and water access. The island has 475 acres of parks and open spaces. These outdoor venues are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. There are sports courts, ballfields, boat launch facilities, playground structures, public beaches and open reserves. The island has over 50 miles of trails for walking, hiking and biking across the island.

Mercer Island’s public beaches on Lake Washington are a popular location all year. On sunny days, the beaches and adjacent parks are filled with residents enjoying a picnic, playing games or swimming in the water. Lake Washington has some great fishing and most beaches have fishing docks where the day’s catch can be reeled in. Clarke Beach is located at the south end of Mercer Island and each year on New Year’s Day, crazy residents and visitors participate in the polar bear swim in the cold water.

Mercer Island is a dog-friendly community and furry friends are welcome in most parks. Dogs must be either on a leash or under direct voice control (come immediately when called) to enjoy the park environment. The freedom to allow the dog to run off-leash is unusual and one of the reasons many dog owners come to the island to take their pets on the area’s trails.

Shopping

Mercer Island Town Center is the shopping hub of the island where locals love to come to shop and meet friends and family for an afternoon. Gracious tree-lined streets and exciting new shops are just part of the reason visitors to Mercer Island enjoy lingering in the shopping district. Modern buildings grace the downtown and world-class dining and shopping options draw locals to stay on the island to do their shopping. As with other cities in the Pacific Northwest, there are a variety of specialty boutiques which feature local products, handmade clothing and fresh foods. For major shopping trips, Seattle is a close 15 minutes away and offers every store, market and other urban “big box” options.

Dining and Entertainment

Every year, Mercer Island hosts a summer concert series which bring bands and musical acts from the region to entertain residents and visitors to the island. Mostly Music in the Park is always a popular event for families and music lovers. Each Thursday evening in the summer months, Mercerdale Park comes alive with music and fun. Food trucks and other vendors provide refreshments and local products and specialty items can be purchased from the booths set up in the park. The free event is appropriate for all ages.

Luther Burbank Park, located along the shoreline of Lake Washington is the site of another popular outdoor entertainment option. Shakespeare in the Park brings the classic plays of the English poet to life. With such well-known favorites as “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “King Lear,” guests can enjoy the tragedy and comedy of Shakespeare while enjoying a summer day and picnic on the grass.

Of course Mercer Island offers a tasty selection of local restaurants, pubs and coffee houses and plenty of roaming food trucks. Today’s food trucks are not the “roach coaches” of their predecessors. These food trucks offer seafood, smoky barbeque, street donuts, fried chicken, shaved ice and much more. Always on the go, public beaches and parks are now the best place to get the latest food trends to enjoy.

Schools

The Mercer Island School District serves the needs of the residents on the island. The tradition of excellence is major reason why many families move to the island. Achievement tests for all grades consistently rank among the highest in the state. The district maintains an extraordinary graduation rate of over 95%. The residents of Mercer Island are understandably proud of their public schools and community involvement in academic programs, mentoring and volunteerism is very high. The Mercer Island High School was ranked #7 in Washington State in 2017 and a gold medal high school by US News & World Report.

Mercer Island has 18 preschools to serve its youngest residents and several private schools. The French-American School of Puget Sound is a multilingual Pre-K through 8th grade. Washington State’s only Jewish High School is located on the island, Northwest Yeshiva High School. The Yellow Wood Academy caters to special education which includes a program for customized different learners, special needs and gifted students.

Economy

Other than small business, there is no major corporate headquarters located on the island to provide employment. Most residents find the quick 15 minute commute to Seattle their normal routine. There they have access to large corporations like Microsoft, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Amazon who provide thousands of jobs to the region. Many of the island’s residents work in technology, medical and research fields and find that they can easily find employment in the neighboring cities.

Because of the economic status of residents on the island, many do not travel to an office each day for work. Telecommuting is popular not only with the younger works in the community but also those who maintain a home office. With the Seattle – Tacoma International Airport less than an hour away, residents who use air travel as part of their commute can still enjoy the quieter island lifestyle.

Transportation

Mercer Island is the most populated lake island in the United States. Fortunately, this doesn’t impede the residents from getting to nearby Seattle or Bellevue for work, recreation or fun. I-90 connects the island to the mainland and the Eastside of the region. Most residents use some kind of public transportation both on and off the island. Biking is a quick way to get around town and there is also a park-and-ride station to encourage locals to leave their cars at home.

Mercer Island, Washington Real Estate

Mercer Island is an affluent community known for great schools, beautiful parks and waterfront and a friendly small-town atmosphere. Homes range from modern condos in the urban-like downtown to expansive waterfront properties with stunning views across Lake Washington, private docks and cool water breezes.

Featured Neighborhoods in Mercer Island, Washington

MercerwoodMercerwood is a large hillside neighborhood which was one of the first island developments. Many of the homes have retained their mid-century modern architectural style and most have been restored to showcase the original design. The community also contains a selection of contemporary and craftsman-style houses.

Parkwood – Parkwood is an elegantly landscaped neighborhood with large lots, tall trees and graceful homes. The mostly flat streets are great for afternoon walks and each fall the community fills with trick-or-treaters from all over the island.

First HillFirst Hill is a beautiful and historic neighborhood on Mercer Island. Appropriately named, the area is perched on a hill just south of south I-90, making it a popular choice for commuters and providing an expansive view of Lake Washington and the Seattle skyline. The homes in First Hill are highly coveted and while many have been remodeled in the Northwest contemporary style many still retain their original craftsman and mid-century modern design.

Appleton – The exclusive neighborhood of Appleton consists of only 20 homes. The oldest home dates back to 1914 and served as a beach house for wealthy families from outside the area. This historic community was the first settlement on the eastside and can trace its roots back to the Charles Olds family who established a homestead in 1885.

Lakeview Highlands – Lakeview Highlands is a beautiful neighborhood located on the west side of Mercer Island. Lakeview Highlands is home to gracious waterfront homes and the famous Paul Allen estate. The estate includes several homes, a basketball gym, helipad, sculpture garden and many more world-class amenities.

Forest AvenueForest Avenue is a waterfront neighborhood located on the west side of the island. From its unique vantage point, homes along the shoreline have expansive views of the skyline of Seattle across Lake Washington. There are two landings in the community, Miller Landing and Forest Landing, where locals can access the water for boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. The nearby beach is a great place for residents to enjoy an afternoon of swimming.

East Seattle – Mercer Island’s east side is technically called “East Seattle”. Even though it’s within the Seattle Metro area, East Seattle is technically a neighborhood on Mercer Island. Obviously, it’s on the east side of the island typically referred to anything east of W. Mercer Way from Faben Point down along West Mercer Way to Mercer Heights.

Library – The Library neighborhood of Mercer Island is surrounding the, you guessed it, Mercer Island library. Located pretty much in the center of the island just south of Rotary Park is the library district. It encompasses a small residential area between Island Crest Way on the west, 92nd Ave., Southeast on the east, southeast 47th on the south, and Southeast 42nd on the north. This quiet little library community is very typical of Mercer Island meaning that it’s quiet, convenient, and has many positive community features.

Mercerdale – Mercer Island is made up of several smaller neighborhoods, typically identified as the location on the island such as the north end, east and west Mercer, and the South end, however, there are several smaller neighborhoods in amongst all of these major four quadrants of the island. Mercerdale is one of those neighborhoods located on the north end of the island.

Mid Island – Mercer Island’s Mid-island section runs from about SE. 40th St., South to SE. 63rd St. It’s the narrowest part of the island and encompasses the North and South directions of Island Crest Way and W. Mercer Way. Most of the residential neighborhoods are laid out in a gridlike pattern and the Mercer Island school district has its largest school campus located in mid-Island and is home to the high school, the Northwood elementary school, and the administrative offices of the district. The Mercer Island’s library is also located mid-Island and is a very popular community gathering spot.

North End – Mercer Islands North End sits in the middle of Lake Washington linking Bellevue and the east side to Seattle via the I-90 floating Bridge. It encompasses smaller neighborhoods such as Roanoke, McGilvara, Mercer Island Town, Mercerdale, and Beaumont.

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