Unique among Seattle’s neighboring cities, Mercer Island is located in the middle of Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. This island locale provides a quiet, secluded feeling with a quick express-lane commute to downtown Seattle or the Eastside via Interstate 90.
Mercer Island schools are a source of pride and the single most important reason that many families live here. The School District’s longstanding tradition of excellence includes consistently posting the state’s highest test scores. More than ninety percent of the High School’s graduates go on to college.
This city boasts more than 400 acres of parks and open space, multi-use trails, tennis courts, swimming and picnicking areas, a boat launch, and a skateboard park. The Community Center at Mercer View has game, dance, fitness, and event rooms featuring state of the art equipment. Quality cultural art, including the I-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, Thursday Art Walks and the Mostly Music in the Park summer concert series reflect an active Arts Council.
Although primarily a single-family residential community, new apartments and condominiums are being developed in Town Center on the Island’s north end. Proximity to a vibrant, growing business district as well as convenient public transportation help to make this neighborhood a great place to live.
Source: 2011 Seattle Info Guide