Mercer Island, Washington, is a city located on the island of the same name in the southern part of Lake Washington. Mercer Island connects to Seattle to the west and Bellevue to the east through Interstate 90.
There are multiple public park spaces around Mercer Island. These include the Pioneer Park to the southern end and the Luther Burbank Park to the north, while Aubrey Davis Park is on the northwestern end of the island. Interstate 90 goes under the park through a tunnel.
Most of the commercial activity in Mercer Island appears along the highway. There are also a few commercial sites to the south in the Pioneer Park area.
The Mercer Island School District operates the public schools on the island. There are seven schools in the district, including the Mercer Island High School and the Crest Learning Center. The Northwest Yeshiva High School serves much of the island’s Jewish community. The French American School of Puget Sound is also in the city.
Mercer Island, WA, was settled in the 1870s by members of the Mercer family. The family would often access the island by boat for hunting, fishing, and picking berries. Some hotels and resorts were established on the island in the early twentieth century and could be accessed by steamboat. A bridge was built to link the island to Bellevue in 1923. Another bridge was established in 1930 to link to Seattle. Mercer Island would be incorporated in King County in 1960.
Mercer Island has a population of about 25,000. The city has one of the largest Jewish communities in the state of Washington. About a quarter of all households on the island are Jewish. There are two synagogues that server the area alongside a Jewish Community Center.
Mercer Way covers the outside parts of Mercer Island. The road moves along the shoreline to provide faster access to many places around the city.
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