Mercer Island, WA (E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St)




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About Mercer Island, WA (E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St median real estate price is $1,402,178, which is more expensive than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St is currently , based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mercer Island, Washington.

E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St, the current vacancy rate is 3.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Mercer Island, the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 99.9% of neighborhoods in America.

In addition, one way that the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 99.0% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St is among the best neighborhoods for families in Washington. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.7% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Washington. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and active retirees.

In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.4% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood may actually hold the key. 74.1% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 81.0% of the adults living in the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood has more Swedish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 2.5% have British ancestry.

E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 70.7% of the workforce in the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 14.0% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood in Mercer Island are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 89.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood, 70.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.9%), and 3.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood in Mercer Island, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report Asian roots (13.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.2%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (10.5%), among others. In addition, 15.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.3% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (4.9%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in E Mercer Way / SE 72nd St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Mercer Island 0.101011101001110
Washington 2.84
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Islander Middle School
8225 Se 72 Nd
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
06-08
Lakeridge Elementary School
8215 Se 78 Th
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
KG-05
Island Park Elementary
5437 Island Crest Way
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
KG-05
West Mercer Elementary
4141 81 St Ave Se
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
KG-05
Mercer Island High School
9100 Se 42 Nd
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
09-12

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