Located in the center of Lake Washington, Mercer Island is a beautiful community that offers the charms of the Pacific Northwest. Residents here enjoy a very outdoorsy lifestyle with scenic beaches, 300 acres of park space and many waterfront recreation opportunities. The city was ranked No. 23 on CNN/Money's 2011 list of Top-Earning Towns in the United States, showing that Mercer Island is home to many affluent residents. With approximately 24,000 residents, Mercer Island maintains a serene quality with the excitement of Seattle just seven miles away over the bridge. Search for Mercer Island apartments for rent and discover Washington State's stunning natural landscapes.
The area's first inhabitants established a large settlement on northwestern Mercer Island in the late 19th century. A bridge through town easily connected Seattle with the western part of Washington State, which lead Mercer Island to become officially incorporated in 1970. Today, the city has a strong economic core and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Mercer Island residents enjoy many green living initiatives and farmers markets which help maintain the city's sustainable vibe. Despite its geographical location, living in Mercer Island is very affordable.
Luther Burbank Park is one of the largest attractions in Mercer Island. With breathtaking views of Lake Washington, the park offers many water-based activities including swimming, fishing and boating. Visitors can also use the public pier, outdoor basketball court, tennis courts, and barbecue and picnic areas.
With easy access to both the cities of Bellevue and Seattle, residents here can enjoy all the perks of urban life and still have a quick commute home.
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