Community info, Eastside, Mercer Island, Neighborhoods

Mercer Island School + New Listing

Island Park Elementary is a top rated school – rated a 10 out of 10 on Located off Island Crest Way – and right next to Island Crest & Deane’s Children’s Parks – this school is conveniently located in the mid-island area of Mercer Island. Nineteen reviews & comments on rate Island Crest Park with an overall 5-start score!

This public elementary school has a staff of 65, that serve the 540 approximate students in attendance. This school offers the normal language-mathematics-science classes, but also incorporates technology into each session. Music, arts, library, physical education, and integrated Spanish classes are also apart of the curriculum. Extra circulars include, before school choir, band & orchestra programs, robotics, chess, and art clubs.

Mercer Island schools are known for their great schools, which is habitually ranked #1 in Washington State, and Island Crest Elementary is not unlike that. An average of 87% of children are proficient or better at English Language Arts; while 84% of children are proficient or better in Mathematics; and 86% are proficient or better in Science. For more information, please check out the grade-specific report cards here! All in all, this is an amazing school, in a spectacular school district!


2760 76th Avenue SE #106, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1092721
1 Bedroom ♦ 1 Bathroom ♦ 676 Square Feet

Move right in to this immaculate condo, featuring easy ground-floor access, rich hardwood floors and stylish updates throughout. Its open layout is perfect whether you’re hosting friends in the roomy dining area or spending quiet evenings by the cozy slate fireplace. Step from the light-filled living room to a private deck overlooking natural scenery.

Cooking is a joy on sleek granite surfaces and stainless steel appliances in the designer kitchen. Its open concept lets you chat with guests at the breakfast bar and keep an eye out to the dining and living rooms.

Enjoy carefree living at the Carlton, a well-maintained condo community right in the heart of Mercer Island’s vibrant downtown. Great amenities—such as an impressive lobby, clubhouse, exercise room, large common area patio, walking paths, and media/game room with cushy theater seats—enhance the convenient lock-and-go lifestyle.

A quick path leads to the New Seasons Market, while Starbucks, the Park & Ride, and a variety of dining options are all just a stroll away. Award-winning schools, lightning fast I-90 access and renowned parks make this a special place to call home.

For more information, please contact Nancy LaVallee. ♦ 206.383.9227 ♦

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2426 70th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1094263
5 Bedroom ♦ 4.25 Bathroom ♦ 4,000 Square Feet

Tucked in a peaceful setting at Mercer Island’s North End, this home offers gorgeous Craftsman-style finishes in a light-filled layout. Open gathering spaces beckon you to entertain alongside scenic views. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with its slab granite surfaces, stainless appliances and ample shaker style cabinets. Relax or catch up on work in the flexible main floor sitting room/den. French doors open to a landscaped patio. At the end of the day, the master is a true retreat with picturesque windows, a walk-in closet and sumptuous ensuite bath dressed in travertine. Step out to one of two second level decks—a third rooftop deck is perfect for watching the sun set over the lake and mountains.

A special feature of this home is a separate carriage house apartment. With its own full kitchen, living room, basement rec room, two bedrooms and legal ADU status, it’s perfect for extended family or an income-producing rental.

Enjoy the best of Mercer Island from this convenient North End location. Stroll to the Lid Park, bus stop and downtown restaurants & shops. I-90 is just minutes away for your dream commute to Seattle or Bellevue. Award-winning schools make this the ideal place to call home!

For more information, please contact Nancy LaVallee. ♦ 206.383.9227 ♦

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Eastside, Neighborhoods, Renton

Renton School + New Listing

Hazelwood Elementary is a community-centric school, located on the edge of the Renton/Newcastle border.

 Overall, this school rates an 8 out of 10 on – with over 25 reviews and counting! states the school has approximately 575 children, from kindergarten through 5th grade. Out of them, third graders average a score of 68 and 72, in Language Arts and Math respectfully; fourth graders average 70 and 64, Language Arts and Math, respectfully; and fifth graders average 74 and 73, in Language Arts and Math, respectfully.

Hazelwood Elementary ranks 3rd out of 14 elementary schools in the Renton School District, a 2016 school survey suggests. Test scores have stayed relatively steady through the past 10+ years. More information about the Renton School District test scores can be found on their website!

As a testament to the booming Renton population, enrollment has increased from about 450 to approximately 575 since 2011, with the average of full-time teachers also increasing during that time.

The Renton School District places a high importance on education, employing the assistance of technology, a  variety of initiatives, and systematic, district-wide improvements further contouring to individual learning.


1900 Northeast 48th Street #F101, Renton ♦ MLS# 1092392
2 Bedrooms ♦ 1.25 Bathroom ♦ 815 Square Feet

Amazing value and location for this 2-bedroom/1.25-bathroom condo. Located next to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, The Landing, and I-90. Two generously sized bedrooms, of which one is a dedicated master bedroom. Immaculate condition! Full size washer and dryer inside the unit. Kitchen leads to dining room. Living room with wood burning fireplace. Patio with storage. Winter views of lake. Recreation center with pool table, weight room, and outdoor pool. Covered parking for 1 car. No rental cap.

Enjoy ultimate convenience and thoughtful amenities in this Nautica by the Lake end unit. Its open layout lives large with a fireside living room, adjacent dining area and cheerful kitchen. Step out to the private patio, or head to the clubhouse for a workout or swim. Two minutes to I-405!

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado ♦ 425.260.0715 ♦

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Community info, Eastside, Neighborhoods, Woodinville

Woodinville Community Spot + New Listing

Miner’s Corner is a newer, 13-acre community park, between the Canyon Park and Wedge neighborhoods of Woodinville. Acquired in 2008, the land was purchased, developed, and completed in 2013, and was officially opened to the public in January 2014. This park was designed with a public desire to “retain wild areas.” While creating this park, they preserved the native landscape and restored opportunity sections.

This park features a large, expansive,  and accessible playground, pond, basketball/tennis and sport courts, and open field for play and organized field-games, a picnic shelter, and a 1/2 mile walking loop. The storm-fed sand & water gardens is an interactive and natural play area, designed for learning, discovery, and universal play. This area incorporates everyone with moving and still water sections and the homes of local creatures.

This unique, community-orientated park, where you can have family gatherings, or just a nice day at the park. The picnic shelter has power, water, restrooms, and can accommodate up to 50 people!

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Woodinville Heights Charmer
23828 50th Avenue Southeast, Woodinville ♦ MLS# 1089779
3 Bedrooms ♦ 1.75 Bathrooms ♦ 1,608 Square Feet ♦ 9,583 Square Foot Lot

Tucked on a serene cul-de-sac, this home enjoys peace and quiet yet is still close to schools, parks, shopping and freeways. Enjoy easy one-level living with an updated kitchen overlooking bright living and dining areas. Relax in the bonus room, or step out to the expansive yard with patio, grape arbor, planting beds and level lawn. Fresh carpeting, new hardwoods in the entry/hallway and stylish baths, too!

For more information, please contact Brian Rosso. ♦ 206.356.9206 ♦

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