North Mercer is generally made up of the neighborhoods that line the north shore of Mercer Island. Between Faben Point and Luther Burbank Park, you’ll find the neighborhoods of Roanoke, McGilvra, Mercer Park, and Beaumont, though the boundaries of these neighborhoods aren’t clearly defined.
To the east of Luther Burbank Park, waterfront neighborhoods include Mercer Park Lane, Sterling Cove, Sunnybank, and Bell-Air Park. Covenant Shores, a retirement community, is also located along North Mercer Way on over 12 acres of North Mercer waterfront. Just to the east of Covenant Shores is the waterfront neighborhood of Fruitland.
On sunny days and even rainy ones, Mercer Island community members flock to Luther Burbank Park, the heart of the North Mercer community. Within the Roanoke neighborhood, you’ll find the Roanoke Inn, of course, as well as Roanoke Park, featuring a pirate-themed playground.
As a community of mostly waterfront neighborhoods, North Mercer real estate is among the most desirable and expensive on Mercer Island. North Mercer also includes several shared waterfront communities, including Mercer Park Lane, Sterling Cove and El Dorado Beach Club, where the homes share a private beach and dock with boat moorage. These neighborhoods have homeowners associations (HOAs), pay monthly dues, and abide by the HOA’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). In 2016, the broader North End area’s average home sale price was $2,045,762. This is down slightly from 2015, since there were only two waterfront sales in 2016 compared to 7 the previous year.