Mercer Island is located in the southern portion of Lake Washington and is connected to the mainland, on either side, by bridges carrying Interstate 90. The city maintains a small-town feel despite it’s close proximity to downtown Seattle, which is due, in part, to its location and its close-knit community. With a population of just under 23,000 Mercer Island offers great schools, safe neighborhoods, city and lake views, and plenty of parks and trails. If you're looking for easy commutes and walkable shops, or if your dream home is a modern, waterfront masterpiece - you can find great options on Mercer Island.
What to Expect: Greenery and parks everywhere you go, Bentleys and Teslas parked next to subarus and mountain bikes.
What You'll Love: Easy transit links in downtown Bellevue and Seattle, along with a lively community schedule of wine walks, 5ks, and summer concerts.
Unexpected Appeal: Cyclists will love the trekking around the Mercer Island loop, with stunning views of Laek Washington and the Cascades - and easy links to the I-90 trail to Seattle.