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. While it is an island, it is directly connected to Seattle and Bellevue city centers via Interstate 90. Mercer Island’s location in Lake Washington tops the list of attractive attributes regarding the “Rock” and makes Mercer Island a premier Puget Sound community. The north-end Town Center offers a dynamic urban village vibe with shops, restaurants
, coffee cafes, and professional service providers amidst 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.
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). The Mercer Island Pulse blog offers timely information on local community events and happenings. 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. Check out this recent Seattle Times
article about Mercer Island.