Parkwood & Mercer Firs

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A beautifully landscaped neighborhood with large lots, Parkwood Estates is a mid-island neighborhood located on the east side of Island Crest Way near Island Park elementary school.

The architectural diversity of the homes in this neighborhood indicates that many homes were custom-built by their owners, and many have since been completely rebuilt or remodeled.

This neighborhood was mostly developed in the 1960s. The properties along Parkwood Ridge were developed in the 1970s and enjoy east-facing views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains.

As a relatively flat neighborhood with wide streets, Parkwood is popular for walking and bike riding. Locals also enjoy the trails of Parkwood Ridge Open Space and the nearby SE 53rd St Open Space, which lead to East Mercer Way.

Island Park Elementary School and Island Crest Park are within easy walking distance. This neighborhood also enjoys convenient proximity to Pioneer Park and the south end QFC shopping center.

Located just behind Parkwood to the east, Mercer Firs is also a beautiful mid-island neighborhood of mostly Burnstead-built homes that was developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Both neighborhoods have Homeowners Associations (HOAs) with fees that go toward maintaining common spaces and paying for liability insurance. Properties in these neighborhoods have deeds  with CCRs – convenants, codes, and restrictions in regard to property maintenance, lighting, etc.

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