Explore +

According to the book “Mercer Island: From Haunted Wilderness to Coveted Community,” which chronicles the island’s history, an arrowhead found in the Ferncroft neighborhood in 1953 was determined by the University of Washington Department of Archaeology to be 2000 years old. Though Native Americans hunted and gathered berries on the island, there aren’t believed to have lived on the island.

The first homes in this neighborhood date back to the 1930s, though it also has a mix of mid-century and Northwest contemporary homes, along with more modern and traditional homes built the 1980s and 90s and more recently built waterfront estates.

The streets in this neighborhood are idyllically named, including Ferncroft, Fernridge, Fern Brook and Fern Hollow.

Back to the Mercer Island Neighborhood Guide →