Island Point

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Island Point is a south end neighborhood, located just south of Lakeridge Elementary School. You won’t find any arterial traffic through this neighborhood – the vibe is quiet and private, and may even feel a bit remote to some.

Yet this neighborhood is also easily within walking distance to Lakeridge elementary, Islander Middle School, South Mercer playfields, and the south end QFC shopping center.

The Northwest Contemporary-style home is the most prominent architectural style of the neighborhood – many homes were designed by Ralph Anderson and built by Black & Caldwell in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. But you’ll also find gracious traditionals and striking craftsman-style homes nearby as well.

Island Point neighborhood sign

Topographically, the neighborhood is perched high above the southern shorelines of the island. Some homes in this neighborhood have spectacular views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier.

The Lookout view

On the edge of this neighborhood, there’s even a scenic view point called “The Lookout” on a walking trail that connects Island Crest Way to SE 80th St. Passersby can stop to see “if the mountain is out” – meaning whether there’s a clear view of Mount Rainier, which is most often shrouded by clouds.

The Fleury Trail, another neighborhood trail, leads from the Island Point neighborhood down to West Mercer Way. It’s a relatively steep descent down a series of stairs, but a lovely outdoor experience in the woods if you don’t mind the hike back up.

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