Mercer Island

Offers a sanctuary for those seeking an escape from the hustle of city life while still maintaining a finger on the pulse of Seattle's vibrant city scene.

Welcome to Mercer Island

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An island retreat with metropolitan proximity
Mercer Island stands as a beacon of affluence and picturesque residential life, perfectly poised in the heart of the Seattle metropolitan area. This affluent island community is embraced by the waters of Lake Washington, offering an idyllic lifestyle that combines the tranquility of island living with the convenience of city accessibility. The island is characterized by its verdant parks, winding trails, and breathtaking waterfront properties, which provide residents with a daily panorama of natural beauty.
The community of Mercer Island is tight-knit and actively involved, with a commitment to preserving the island's unique character and ensuring the well-being of its populace. The residents take pride in their high quality of life, which is reflected in the island's top-notch schools and a palpable sense of safety and community. The island offers a sanctuary for those seeking an escape from the hustle of city life while still maintaining a finger on the pulse of Seattle's vibrant city scene.

What to Love

  • Top-Ranked Education: Renowned for public schools that consistently achieve state-wide recognition for excellence.
  • Community Engagement: A vibrant community spirit with active participation in local events and causes.
  • Natural Oasis: The island's lush landscapes and parks offer a peaceful retreat from city life.
  • Support for Local Businesses: A culture of supporting boutique shops and restaurants that contribute to the island’s charm.
  • Luxurious Tranquility: An unmatched combination of luxury living and a serene island atmosphere.

Local Lifestyle

Life on Mercer Island is one of luxury and leisure. Residents enjoy the serene environment with a stroll along the waterfront or a visit to the community’s farmers market. The island's lifestyle is one of engagement and exclusivity, with a focus on outdoor living, community involvement, and local patronage. The residential areas are a blend of stunning architecture and verdant landscaping, making every drive home a scenic journey. Mercer Island is not just a place to live; it’s a place to thrive among neighbors who share a commitment to the island’s prosperity and charm.

Dining and Entertainment

Mercer Island's dining scene may be quaint, but it is mighty in flavor and community support. Vivienne’s Bistro offers a delightful culinary experience with its charming ambiance and a menu that showcases a fusion of flavors, making it a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. Mioposto Pizzeria entices with its artisanal pizzas and vibrant ambiance. Luther's Table offers a community gathering space that blends coffee culture with spiritual nourishment. Homegrown, a sustainable eatery, rounds out the island's offerings with its commitment to organic ingredients and environmentally-conscious dining.

Things to Do

The island’s event calendar is dotted with community-centric events such as the Summer Celebration, which brings together residents in a festive atmosphere, and Shakespeare in the Park, which transforms the local parks into stages for the Bard’s timeless plays. The Mercer Island Farmers Market is a Sunday staple, offering fresh produce and a chance to mingle with local artisans. For leisure activities, the Mercer Island Community & Event Center serves as a hub for gatherings and events, while parks like Groveland Beach Park and Aubrey Davis Park offer a tranquil escape with their lush greenery and waterfront views.


The schools on Mercer Island, such as Mercer Island High School and Islander Middle School, are among the best in the region, reflecting the community's dedication to academic excellence. Elementary education at schools like Island Park Elementary School and Lakeridge Elementary School emphasizes foundational learning in a nurturing environment. The educational landscape here is a pillar of the community, shaping a promising future for the island's youth.
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Overview for Mercer Island, WA

25,506 people live in Mercer Island, where the median age is 45.5 and the average individual income is $101,832. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.5 years

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Around Mercer Island, WA

There's plenty to do around Mercer Island, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kiko House of Couture, On Pointe Dancewear, and Capoeira Malês - Mestre Curisco.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 2.89 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.55 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.58 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mercer Island, WA

Mercer Island has 9,758 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mercer Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,506 people call Mercer Island home. The population density is 3,996.16 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.08 / 52.92%

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Schools in Mercer Island, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mercer Island. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Mercer Island High School
9th - 12th
French American School Of Puget Sound
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Islander Middle School
6th - 8th
Northwest Yeshiva High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
PreK - K
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Lakeridge Elementary School
K - 5th
West Mercer Elementary
K - 5th
K - 5th
Northwood Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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