Mercer Island


About Mercer Island

Mercer Island was first settled by non-natives in the 1870’s. It was named after early visitors, the Mercer brothers, who rowed from Seattle often for berry picking, hunting and fishing. The first large settlement was on the northwest side of Mercer Island, called "East Seattle". C.C. Calkins built a resort, the Calkins Hotel, in 1889 in East Seattle. This resort led to the development of a ferry dock (Calkins landing), which in turn led to a growing population. While the Calkins hotel burned to the ground in 1908, the ferry service continued, and a small business district prospered. In the 1930’s, George W. Lightfoot began campaigning for a bridge to Seattle. The Lake Washington Bridge was built in 1940, and this spurred the move of the business district to its present location.

The City of Mercer Island incorporated on July 5th, 1960. It included all the land area of the island with the exception of the 70 acre (280,000 m²) business district. Just over a month later, on August 9th, the business district incorporated as the Town of Mercer Island, wholly surrounded by the City. The two municipalities finally merged on May 19th, 1970.

Neighborhood Tags

king county • eastside

Real Estate Statistics

  • Total Listings: 31,422
  • Average Price: $473,885
  • Highest Price: $30,000,000
  • Lowest Price: $2

Mercer Island Homes for Sale & for Rent | Mercer Island Real Estate

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2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,541 Sf • 3 Acres


2920 76th Ave Se (unit 211), Mercer Island

Great Location, Beautiful Home! Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo In The Heart Of Mercer Island. Corner Unit, Level Entry From Driveway. Territorial...

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2 Bed • 2 Bath • 922 Sf


2937 76th Ave Se (unit 33c), Mercer Island

Conveniently Located And Beautifully Renovated Two Bedroom Condo For Lease In Island Habitat. High Ceilings And Eastern Exposure Allow For Lots Of ...

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4 Bed • 3 Bath • 3,630 Sf


8431 Se 47th Place, Mercer Island

Southwest Facing Lake, Mountain & Sunset Views. Custom Built Northwest Contemporary Features Vaulted Ceilings, Floating Staircase And Floor To Ceil...

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5 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,000 Sf


8145 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

Beautiful 4000sf Mercer Island Home With Spectacular Views Of Lake Wa! Contemporary Design With Great Layout Throughout The House; Bedrooms Feature...

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4 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,460 Sf


4004 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island

Rare Opportunity To Own A Home On Mercer Island At This Price! Seller Is In The Process Of Obtaining Building Permit. Design Is Available. Extremel...

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5 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,804 Sf


6240 E Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

Breathtaking Lake Views & Completely Remodeled In 2017. Sophisticated Daylight Rambler With 5br/4.25ba Offers Open Floor Plan W/walls Of Windows, H...

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5 Bed • 5 Bath • 3,921 Sf


8151 Se 24th St, Mercer Island

Another John Day New Construction Home In The 3 Lot N'hood Of Burbank View Located On The Northend Of Mercer Island. Walking Distance To Everythin...

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4 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,930 Sf


7000 80th Ave Se, Mercer Island

Enjoy Living In This Stunning Home On A Corner Lot With Floor To Ceiling Windows, Vaulted Ceilings & Warm Hardwoods Define This Stunning Nw Home. G...

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3 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,375 Sf


3284 80th Ave Se (unit 12-6), Mercer Island

Top Floor 3 Bd Condo In Dt Mercer Island W/ Spacious Floor Plan. Large Living Room With High Ceilings And Wood Burning Fp. Master Has A Private Bat...

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Listing information last updated on January 19th, 2018 at 12:51am PST.

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