Located in Washington, United States, the city of Mercer Island is located in the Seattle metropolitan area.
The character of Mercer Island is exemplified by its relaxed environment. There are about 20 green spaces nearby for residents to enjoy, including Aubrey Davis Park and Mercerdale Park, and they are very well-situated, making it easy to get to them from the majority of locations in this city. This city is also reasonably good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially around Interstate 90.
Home owners occupy roughly 80% of the units in Mercer Island whereas renters occupy the remainder. In this city, around 70% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. The median year of construction for properties in this part of the Seattle metropolitan area is 1971. This city offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Some house buyers in this city may have the option to buy their groceries by walking in one of approximately 10 stores, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. There are also a few choices for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Concerning education, in Mercer Island, locals will generally be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Mercer Island is especially car friendly. Parking is easy, and many real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 90. In contrast, traveling by transit can be challenging in Mercer Island by reason of the low service level. Nonetheless, the city is linked by approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. It is impractical for pedestrians to move around in this part of the Seattle metropolitan area as very few daily needs can be carried out by walking.