Measuring five miles long and two miles wide, stunning views are the norm on Mercer Island. Among the vistas are Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline, the Bellevue skyline, the Olympic Mountains to the West and the Cascade Mountains to the East. A floating bridge connects the island to Seattle, Bellevue and beyond. Though just minutes from two major cities, Mercer Island retains its rural feel with few big businesses and quiet, Evergreen neighborhoods. The city’s 23 parks provide ample spots for recreation and relaxation. A small business district on the island’s North end offers residents a variety of shops and restaurants.
For more information on Mercer Island go to: http://www.mercergov.org/
Median household income: $151,904
Median home cost: $883,700