We recently were heralded in the Seattle Times for our wonderful unique “Pioneer Park”. We are so fortunate to have this beautiful park so accessible from so many areas. As was stated: It is 120 acres of forested area with over 6 miles of trails encircling the northwest quadrant of the Island, and more great trails in the northeast quadrant, and in the south end as well. We regularly walk in the south end. It’s so beautiful, like walking in the woods somewhere in the San Juans – it’s quiet and relaxing; you can even hear the birdsongs. And after it feels like you’ve been away for awhile, you come out near Starbucks and the southend QFC for a latte or chai tea and a snack. It’s level in the southend and a very comfortable walk for most everyone. The northeast quadrant is level to moderately steep, but still a very enjoyable walk. You can pick up a trail map at one of the kiosks near the parking areas, and there is ample parking nearby. For more information: www.mercergov.org/pioneerpark or call: 206-275-7609.
It’s so nice to live on the Island! Last evening we had a neighborhood meeting regarding replacing our shared fences, and it was wonderful to discover that we are all in agreement as to what we prefer. We love our neighbors – they are great, so helpful and thoughtful. That’s one of the many benefits of living in a small closely knit community.
I will soon be listing several superb Mercer Island homes – I will keep you posted as soon as we are ready to put them on the market. Are you contemplating a move or wanting to purchase investment properrty? Please let me know - I can help you.
Incidentally, I’m sorry for any misinformation regarding earthquake safety in my prior blog (since erased), the author appeared to be reputable and my source was a trusted classmate and the information sounded quite logical. In fact, I would like to learn more about the subject if you have additional information. It would be interesting/helpful to see what scientific evidence there is for the various theories.
P.S. For you Islanders, please remember to contribute to our Boys & Girls Club annual campaign: “www.mi.positiveplace.org“!