Mercer Island is a friendly active, and vibrant city centrally located smack in the middle of Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue, where it benefits from easy access to both metro areas via I-90, which runs across the city’s north end. The Island’s premier location on the lake, its small-town community feel, incredible local recreation opportunities, and nationally recognized school district make Mercer Island a truly exceptional place to live.
A sampling of Mercer Island’s annual events include the Mercer Island Half Marathon, Summer Celebration, Mostly Music In The Park summer concert series, Seafair Hydroplane Races and Blue Angels Airshow, and Mercer Island Farmers Market.
The Island’s reputation for multi-million dollar waterfront estates is only partially true. While it does benefit from both many high-profile residents and large beautiful estates, it also has a large number of mainstream neighborhoods that create a very connected community of families. With a median price point well above one million dollars, Mercer Island is definitely not a starter community—although many young families, having grown up on the Island themselves, eventually make their way back. See a glimpse of some of the many Mercer Island neighborhoods, along with pictures and descriptions, on LiveOnMercer.com or check out the many local happenings via the Mercer Island Pulse.