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					Mercer Island
                                               COMMUNITY PROFILE

 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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    Public Education
                                                             MERCER ISLAND

                              Mercer Island School District
                          4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
                                     Phone: 206-236-3300

    Elementary Schools             Middle School                High School

    Island Park Elementary         Islander Middle School      Mercer Island High School
    5437 Island Crest Way          8225 SE 72nd St             9100 SE 42nd St
    Mercer Island, WA 98040        Mercer Island, WA 98040     Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Phone: (206) 236-3410          Phone: (206) 236-3413       Phone: (206) 236-3358

    Lakeridge Elementary
    8215 SE 78th St
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Phone: (206) 236-3415

    West Mercer Elementary
    4141 81st Ave SE
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Phone: (206) 236-3430

Private Schools
                                                                      MERCER ISLAND

 Child School/New Heights School                             NOTES:
 4030 86th Ave SE Ste F, Mercer Island
 Phone: 206-232-8680
 Grades: 9-11

 ETC Preparatory Academy
 9655 SE 36th St Ste 101, Mercer Island
 Phone: 206-236-1095
 Grades: K-12

 French American School of Puget Sound
 3795 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island
 Phone: 206-275-3533
 Grades: NS-8

 Northwest Yeshiva High School
 50107 90th Ave SE, Mercer Island
 Phone: 206-232-5272
 Grades: 9-12

 St. Monica School
 4320 87th Ave SE, Mercer Island
 Phone: 206-232-5432
 Grades: K-8

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Parks and Recreation
                                                                        MERCER ISLAND

Bicentennial Park                                            Park on the Lid
77th SE & SE 32nd                                            72nd SE & SE 22nd
Picnic area, restroom, trails                                Picnic area, restrooms, trails, tennis courts,
Clarke Beach
7700 E Mercer Way                                            Pioneer Park
Swimming, picnic area, fishing, restrooms                    SE 68th & Island Crest Way
                                                             Picnic area, trails
Clise Park
SE 40th & Island Crest Way                                   Ellis Pond
Trails                                                       SE 47th & 90th SE
Dean’s Children's Park
5500 Island Crest Way                                        First Hill Park
Picnic area, trails, playground                              SE 32nd & 72nd SE
                                                             Picnic area, playground
Homestead Park
SE 40th & 82nd                                               Roanoke Park
Four tennis courts, two softball fields (70' or less),       70th SE & W Mercer Way
an outdoor basketball court, public restrooms and            Picnic area, tennis courts, playground
playground equipment for children.
                                                             Rotary Park
Island Crest Park                                            88th SE & SE 44th
5500 Island Crest Way
Picnic area, trails, playground                              Secret Park
                                                             SE 27th & W Mercer Way
Luther Burbank Park                                          Picnic area, playground
2040 84th Ave SE
3 miles of trails, playground,(3) tennis courts,             Slater Park
fishing, off-leash dog area, picnic area, outdoor            2835 60th Pl SE
amphitheater, swimming, restrooms.                           Swimming, picnic area
Mercerdale Park                                              South Mercer Play Fields
77th SE & SE 32nd                                            SE 78th & 84th SE
Open picnic areas, a skateboard park, playground,            Four adult (65ft) softball diamonds, a lighted all
trails and plenty of open space.                             weather soccer field and playground equipment.

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                                                                     MERCER ISLAND

Alpenland Delicatessen                      Island Crust                          Roanoke Inn
2707 78th Ave SE                            7525 SE 24th St                       1825 72nd Ave SE
206-232-4780                                206-232-7878                          206-232-0800

Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro                  Islander                              Roberto’s Pizza
7650 SE 27th St                             7440 SE 27th St                       7619 SE 27th St
206-232-2759                                206-232-6676                          206-232-7383

Cellar 46                                   Jakes Pleasant Hour Pub               Sahara Pizza
7650 SE 27th St                             7440 SE 27th St                       8425 SE 68th St
206-407-3016                                206-232-6676                          206-232-9800

El Sombrero Mexican                         Lil’ Tokyo Teriyaki                   Shanghai Palace
8451 SE 68th St Ste 101                     2717 78th Ave SE                      2885 78th Ave SE
206-275-4900                                206-230-4120                          206-230-8665

Emerald City Smoothie                       Noah’s Bagel                          Seven Stars
7803 SE 27th St                             7808 SE 28th St                       2885 78th Ave SE
206-275-0222                                206-232-8539                          206-230-8665

Georgio’s Subs                              Northwest Thai                        Thai Kitchen
8415 SE 68th St Ste 112                     7691 SE 27th St                       7811 SE 27th St
206-275-3720                                206-232-1753                          206-232-2570

Gourmet Teriyaki                            Pon Proem Thai                        Toluna
7671 SE 27th St                             3039 78th Ave SE                      3047 78th Ave
206-232-0580                                206-236-8424                          206-230-9906

Han’s Garden Chinese Restaurant             Qdoba Mexican Grill                   Tony Maroni’s Pizza
3020 78th Ave SE                            7650 SE 27th St                       2885 78th Ave SE
206-232-7889                                206-230-0072                          206-232-6400

Haruko’s Japanese Restaurant                R & R Espresso                        Toshi’s Teriyaki
3033 78th Ave SE                            3077 78th Ave                         8425 SE 68th St
206-236-1557                                206-236-1484                          206-232-0233

I Love Pho                                  Rainy Day Bakery                      Yuzen
7621 SE 27th St                             3449 74th Ave SE                      8451 SE 68th St
206-232-6676                                206-232-2083                          206-275-3310

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Utilities and
       Phone Numbers
                                                                        Mercer Island

  City Hall ♦ 9611 SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040 ♦ Phone: 206-236-5300

                               Comcast                       888-266-2278
                               Allied Waste Service          206-682-9730
                               Puget Sound Energy            888-225-5773
                               Qwest                         425-251-9191
                               Puget Sound Energy            888-225-5773
                               Sewer & Water:
                               City of Mercer Island         206-236-3557

Other Important Numbers

Arson Alarm Hotline:                800-55-ARSON       Hazardous Waste:              206-296-4692
Chamber of Commerce:                206-232-3404       Mercer Island Library:        206-236-3537
Child Protective Service Hotline:   206-461-3222       Mercer Island Reporter:       206-232-1215
                                    866-427-4747       Pet Licensing:                206-236-5300
Domestic Violence Hotline:          206-656-7867       Police Dept. Non-Emergency:   425-587-3400
                                    800-562-6025       Seattle Times:                206-464-2121
Eastside Journal:                   425-455-2222       Seattle Post Intelligencer:   206-464-2121
Fire Dept. Non-Emergency:           206-236-3600       Youth Eastside Services:      425-747-4937

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