Mercer Island is located in the middle of Lake Washington. This island locale provides a quiet, secluded feeling with quick commutes to Seattle or the Eastside via Interstate 90.
Mercer Island schools are a source of pride and an important reason that many families live here. The school district’s longstanding tradition of excellence includes consistently posting the state’s highest test scores and maintaining a graduation rate of over 95 percent.
This city boasts more than 475 acres of parks and open space, multi use trails, ball fields, tennis courts, swimming and picnicking areas, a boat launch, and a skateboard park. The Mercer Island Community and Event Center has game, dance, fitness, and event rooms featuring state of the art equipment. Quality Cultural art, including the I-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, the Mostly Music in the Park summer concert series, and the new Mercer Island Center For the Arts projected to open in 2018, all reflect an active Arts Council.
Popular community events include the Leap for Green environmental fair, the annual Summer Celebration festival, Art UnCorked- an evening of art and wine tasting, Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon and 10K and a lively Farmers Market.
Although primarily a single family residential community, new mixed use development is revitalizing the Town Center area. Proximity to a vibrant, growing business district and restaurants, as well as convenient public transportation helps make this walkable neighborhood a great place to live.