Centrally located between Seattle and Bellevue is the beautiful city of Mercer Island. Home to 22,000+ residents, Mercer Island is the most populated lake-bound island in the United States, and its 98040 zip code is unique to the city. Mercer Island’s location in Lake Washington tops the list of attractive attributes regarding the “Rock.” In addition, the city’s low crime rate, the local park system and nationally recognized school district have contributed to Mercer Island’s reputation as a premier Puget Sound community. While it is an island, it is directly connected to Seattle and Bellevue city centers via Interstate 90.
The north end Town Center is a vibrant business district with a dynamic urban village vibe. Shops, restaurants, luxurious apartments, coffee cafes, and professional service providers sit amidst and upscale condo and apartment residences. The many Mercer Island neighborhoods are each different and unique, with an eclectic mix of new and mid-century homes in a park-like setting.
Locals have access 30 parks and open spaces with more than 475 acres of lush greenery, 50+ miles of marked hiking trails, and numerous landings around the island offering water access and picnicking areas.
Mercer Island is known for its strong sense of community. Active local organizations with volunteer opportunities include Mercer Island Women’s Club, the National Charity League, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, Mercer Island Historical Society, Mercer Island Preschool Association, Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL), Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA), and the Mercer Island Craft Guild.
Several treasured annual events are enjoyed by Mercer Island residents are 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 (June-October).
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