What is something we all cherish, but don’t always indulge in? Finding our perfect recreation spots as close to home as possible. Why not hyper-focus close to home?
Mercer Island is a community of close-knit families, all striving towards similar goals: quality education, preservation of our natural beauty, and family. Some of the many ways they accomplish these things, is by providing top-tier public education, numerous parks, open spaces, and scenic roadways, and the year-round family-focused festivals and celebrations.
But, what do you do with the rest of your time?
The town center of Mercer Island is diverse and serves as the city’s celebration epicenter. Alongside our humble, downtown area is Mercerdale Park, a trailed open space, with large, grass field for play, and summer and music festivals.
East of downtown is the Gallagher Hill Open Space. A heavily treed space, there are two short interconnecting trails that run through and alongside the I-90 Express.
Northwest and across I-90, you will find the renowned Luther Burbank Park. This massive park has room for all and spaces for everything. Whether you’re booking at room at the Mercer Island Community & Events Center, visiting and participating in the Mercer Island Pea-Patch Community Garden, playing tennis, or any number of other activities.
Remember when I said everyone? I think I’ve forgotten someone…
Luther Burbank is also equipped with a multi-acre off-leash dog park. The main portion offers a beachside area, in addition to a smaller small dog portion. Sand and the shores of Lake Washington provide ample activity for you and your furry best friend. Tired of the sand? Check out Calkins Point, or any of the large green spaces or miles of paved/gravel paths.
Even further west is the Aubrey David Park and the I-90 Lid Park. An excellent choice for the entire family, the Aubrey David Park bestows sweeping Seattle views, two softball fields, four tennis courts, 2 playground areas, 2 outdoor basketball courts, plenty of open space to roam, and a picnic shelter for gatherings.
Looking for a bite to eat? How about the Roanoke Inn? Originally built in 1914 by George Macguire, the Roanoke Inn holds the title of the oldest business on Mercer Island. Built a block away from the old ferry terminal, the inn served as hub for locals and visitors alike.
Built on a reputation of delicious delights, a welcoming atmosphere, and variety, the inn 1914 ethics, rings true today. Though it’s adapted through the years, it still acts of local attraction for locals and visitors from across the water and beyond. The Roanoke Inn was registered as a historical landmark in 1976.
Mercer Island is a city rich with culture, history, and beauty. Whether you live on-island or across the bridge, the island serves as a fabulous place to visit, live, and dream.
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SITTING PRETTY ON LUCAS HILL
3607 81st Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1134546
$1,100,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,780 Square Feet • 11,182 Lot Size
Set on the Island’s convenient Northend, this Lucas Hill daylight rambler offers an open, big-sky feel and partial Lake Washington views. Its large corner lot with level backyard ensures abundant privacy, captures all-day sun for your favorite garden projects and basks in golden sunsets. The possibilities to update this nicely maintained home or make plans to build new are limited only by your imagination. Stroll to downtown Mercer Island, parks, schools, restaurants and shopping. This location is also amazingly convenient to buses, the Mercer Island Park ‘n Ride and east/west I-90 access to Seattle or Bellevue.
FIRST HILL DELIGHT
2708 70th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1131101
$1,395,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,670 Square Feet • 11,899 Lot Size
Feel on top of the world in this classic daylight rambler, perched on a beautiful lot with 180° lake, city and mountain views. Gather with friends in spacious living & dining rooms, or cozy up to the wood stove in the garden view atrium. The bright kitchen features ample cupboard space and a windowed breakfast nook. Two bedrooms are together on the main, with a third bedroom downstairs.
BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL
4239 93rd Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1134662
$1,250,000 • 5 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 3,120 Square Feet • 7,262 Lot Size
This immaculate one-story with basement is set in a great location on the north end of Mercer Island. Remodeled great room with newer hardwood floors, gas fireplace, built-in cabinetry and spacious dining area. Stunning new kitchen offers beautiful cabinets, center island, silestone countertops, prep sink, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances (including two DCS ovens), designer lighting, and large walk-in pantry. Spacious master bedroom plus 4 additional bedrooms, with two featuring hardwoods under the carpeting. Huge lower level rec room with fireplace, plus an extra finished room for your office or workout room. French doors open to the new backyard with oversize patio, play lawn and in-ground sprinkler system. Move into a home that feels fresh and bright with an updated kitchen, remodeled great room and new backyard. Walk to the High School!