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.

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king county • eastside

Real Estate Statistics

  • Total Listings: 36,932
  • Average Price: $517,579
  • Highest Price: $32,000,000
  • Lowest Price: $1

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8455 Se 69th Place, Mercer Island

This Elegant Property Checks All The Boxes ~ Turnkey, Master On The Main, True Great-room Floorplan, Lofted Ceilings, Expansive Gourmet Kitchen, Ov...

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5 Bed • 3 Bath • 3,620 Sf


8441 Se 37th St, Mercer Island

Custom Nw Contemporary In Optimal Northend Location.wood Floors,exposed Beams W/steel Connectors. Boundless Light W/ Large Windows,skylights & Vaul...

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2 Bed • 2 Bath • 885 Sf


3208 81st Place Se (unit D202), Mercer Island

Premium 2 Bed/1.5 Bath Mercer Island Lake View Condo At Ridgewood.beautiful Upgrades Throughout This Modern Home Incl. A Lg Open Kitchen W/granite ...

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3 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,310 Sf


6700 Se 32nd St, Mercer Island

Bright Contemporary-style Home In Desirable E. Seattle Nbrhd. Featuring Vaulted Ceilings, Skylights, Picture Windows, Sun-drenched Deck & Colorful ...

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4 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,750 Sf


8202 Se 30th St, Mercer Island

Luxury Home On Mercer Island. Located On The North End In A Small Community Of Similar Style Homes. Stainless Steel Appliances And Luxury Amenities...

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4 Bed • 3 Bath • 3,966 Sf


2800 75th Place Se (unit 300), Mercer Island

The One And Only True Penthouse On Mercer Island Located At The Very Top Of The Hill Overlooking Downtown Mi. Nearly 4000 Sq Ft Of Level Living On ...

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3 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,340 Sf


8012 Se 24th St, Mercer Island

Located At The North End Of Desirable Mercer Island, This Home Offers Easy 1-level Living Close To The Park & Ride And Easy I-90 Access To Seattle ...

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4 Bed • 4 Bath • 5,060 Sf


7837 Se 63rd Place, Mercer Island

Lake View Highlands.beautiful European Design Meets Northwest Architecture.overlooking Serene Lake Views In Park-like Private Setting.indoor Spaces...

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3 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,000 Sf


5210 Butterworth Rd, Mercer Island

Rare Spectacular Waterfront Furnished Retreat For Rent On Mercer Island. 5+ Month Short Term Lease Available. Designed To Provide Fun Living Both I...

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Listing information last updated on April 19th, 2018 at 8:39am PDT.

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