There are three large city parks with beaches: Luther Burbank Park, Clarke Beach and Groveland Beach Park. There is also the 120-acre wooded Pioneer Park, the 20-acre Park on the Lid over I-90, and numerous street end parks and landings. There are many ball fields, bike trails and picnic areas, as well as more than 50 miles of marked hiking trails.
The proximity to Seattle, low crime rate, the tranquil and woodsy ambiance, and excellent schools have made Mercer Island one of the most desirable places to live in the region.
Most residents of Mercer Island consider it their own special paradise, a woodsy haven floating in the middle of Lake Washington, suspended by the ribbon of Interstate 90 between the metropolitan hubs of Seattle and Bellevue.
Mercer Island the only city in King County located on an island, and the only community in King County in which the boundary of the city and the school district serving the community are identical.
Minutes from the Mercer Island Transit Station and Mercer Island residents have exclusive single occupant HOV access to and from Seattle.
The Island Lifestyle. These private and secluded havens are moments from the vibrant nightlife of Seattle, and minutes from the shopping and dining of Bellevue. Oakwood at The Mercer is ideally located and offers the best amenities. Compare with any other community and you will see that The Mercer is first class living at its best. Have peace of mind, and lease a piece of this lifestyle at The Mercer. Walking down the quiet streets of Mercer Island you will notice what makes this community incomparable: the friendly people; quiet streets; and the multitude of activities available to residents
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