Just five miles long and two miles wide, Mercer Island sits on Lake Washington, connected to Seattle and Bellevue by eight lanes of I-90, including two floating bridges. It is the most populated lake island in the United States. With a 70-acre business district mixed with the laid-back island lifestyle, Mercer Island is an exclusive destination for many wanting to rent apartments near Seattle.
Parks on Mercer Island offer boating, swimming, hiking, and other popular activities. Luther Burbank Park is 77 acres, much of it undeveloped to encourage wildlife populations. It is home to 135 species of birds and many animals native to the wetlands that lie to the north and south of the park.
Rental apartments are available mainly on the northern end of the island near the business district. If living on a beautiful island while still being close to Seattle appeals to you, Mercer Island may be what you’re looking for.