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Apartments for Rent in Mercer Island, WA
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    7650 SE 27Th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Studio $1,860+
    1 BED $2,690+
    2 BEDS $3,000+
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    2630 77Th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Studio $1,807+
    1 BED $2,440+
    2+ BEDS $4,387+
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    4601 S Graham Street, Seattle, WA 98118
    1 BED $1,695
    2 BEDS $1,945
    3 BEDS $2,630
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    7920 110Th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056
    2 BEDS $2,346+
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    4902 RAINIER AVE S, SEATTLE, WA 98118
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    4249 129Th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
    2 BEDS $2,750
    3 BEDS $3,749+
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    3701 S. Hudson St., Seattle, WA 98118
    1 BED $1,745+
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    4720 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118
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    5033 37TH AVENUE S, SEATTLE, WA 98118
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    3005 125Th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
    1 BED $1,850
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    4525 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    Studio $1,100+
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    5900 37Th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
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    2 BEDS $1,425
    3 BEDS $2,175
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    3616 36TH AVE S, SEATTLE, WA 98199
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    1 BED $943+
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    13180 Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006
    2 BEDS $2,803+
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    7930 RAINIER AVE S, SEATTLE, WA 98118
    Studio $1,164
    1 BED $1,244
    2+ BEDS $1,484
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    8124 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
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    Studio $1,425
    2 BEDS $1,800
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    4200 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118
    Studio $1,440+
    1 BED $1,501+
    2 BEDS $2,305+
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    5031 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY S, SEATTLE, WA 98118
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    6901 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118
    Studio $1,099+
    1 BED $1,300+
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    3642 33RD AVENUE S, SEATTLE, WA 98144
    1 BED $1,376
    2 BEDS $1,550+
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    3610 33RD AVE S, SEATTLE, WA 98144
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    1 BED $1,085+
    2 BEDS $1,055
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    4219 S. Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118
    Studio $1,416+
    1 BED $1,572+
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    7339 43Rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98118
    Studio $1,198
    1 BED $1,599
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    8340 RAINIER AVE S, SEATTLE, WA 98118
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    2 BEDS $1,550+
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    3621 33RD AVE SOUTH, SEATTLE, WA 98144
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    1 BED $1,049+
    2 BEDS $1,269+
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Average rent in Mercer Island, WA

$2,545/mo Mercer Island, WA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Mercer Island, WA is $2,545.

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Getting around in Mercer Island, WA

22 /100
Car-Dependent
20 /100
Minimal Transit
9 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 22, Transit Score®: 20, Bike Score®: 9

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Mercer Island, WA last updated?

Prices and availability in Mercer Island, WA were last updated on 1 Mar 2024.

What are the best apartments in Mercer Island, WA?

The best apartments in Mercer Island, WA are: The Mercer Apartment Homes and 77 Central.

What is the average rent in Mercer Island, WA?

The average rent in Mercer Island, WA is $2,545. Start your search for apartments in Mercer Island, WA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Mercer Island, WA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Mercer Island, WA is between $1,807 and $2,986. View all studio apartments in Mercer Island, WA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA is between $2,440 and $3,696. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Mercer Island, WA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA is between $1,807 and $5,436. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island, WA is between $4,387 and $5,436. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Mercer Island, WA.

What type of rental buildings are in Mercer Island, WA?

In Mercer Island 32% of the housing is rented out compared to 68% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 34% of Mercer Island’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 42% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 24% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Mercer Island, WA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Mercer Island are about 36 years old, on average. Of these, 59% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 68% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 45% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Mercer Island, WA?

Studio apartments in Mercer Island are around 11% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 43% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 41% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Mercer Island, WA

Mercer Island is a beautiful town located on an island between Seattle and Bellevue in Washington. It’s surrounded by Lake Washington on all sides and was originally developed as a small resort in the late 19th century. Today, Mercer Island is a quiet, residential town that’s popular among families and retirees. In particular, renters love the area’s tight-knit, peaceful community. It’s also within close proximity of the larger cities of Seattle and Bellevue, but still has a slow pace of life and is very safe. There are also many parks and walking trails throughout Mercer Island where renters can take advantage of the town’s cool and mild weather. Plus, Mercer Island hosts farmers’ markets throughout the summer, which are popular community gathering places. Many renters also love Mercer Island’s highly rated public schools and library.

Renting in Mercer Island, WA

Most rental properties on Mercer Island are concentrated in the northern part of town around the highway. Here, there are a mix of low- and mid-rise apartment complexes; townhomes; and single-family homes. Meanwhile, the southern part of the island consists almost entirely of single-family homes and has a very traditional, suburban feel. Neighborhoods on Mercer Island are very hilly, and most rental properties are surrounded by trees and green space. And, while many apartments on Mercer Island feature traditional architecture, they also offer modern interiors and amenities. Notably, rental costs on Mercer Island are much higher than the national average and are higher than many other parts of the Seattle metropolitan area due to the area’s desirability. As a result, finding an apartment on Mercer Island can be competitive, and renters should be prepared to pay a security deposit when moving in.

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Shopping in Mercer Island, WA

Because of Mercer Island’s quiet, residential nature, renters don’t have too many options when it comes to shopping here. That said, there is a small shopping district on the north end of the island that has two grocery stores and a drugstore. There’s also one grocery store on the south end of the island. Although renters don’t have many shopping options directly on Mercer Island, there are plenty of stores just a short drive away in Bellevue. Specifically, the Marketplace at Factoria is the closest mall to Mercer Island. It contains popular clothing stores like Old Navy and Nike, as well as stores like Walmart and Target.

Transportation in Mercer Island, WA

Driving is the easiest way for renters to get around on Mercer Island. That’s because the town is very hilly, and having a car makes it easier to navigate. Accordingly, apartments on Mercer Island offer driveways or parking garages so renters can safely park their cars. Interstate 90 connects Mercer Island directly to Seattle and Bellevue for an easy commute. Biking is also a popular transportation option for renters on Mercer Island, as there are many trails in the area. There are also public transit options available on Mercer Island through Sound Transit and King County Metro: Currently, renters can take express buses from Mercer Island to downtown Seattle, as well as some local routes on the island. A light rail line is also in development from Seattle to Bellevue and Redmond, which will have a stop on Mercer Island. This will make it even easier for renters to commute via public transit.

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