The Appleton neighborhood of Mercer Island is located on the eastern shore and one of the eastside’s first settlements established back in 1885. The small neighborhood sits east of E. Mercer Way and the shoreline from SE. 52nd St. to Appleton Lane. All of the homes are accessible by E. Mercer Way.

Homes in Appleton sell for between $800,000 and $4.5 million and several are nestled along the shoreline of Mercer Island. These beautiful, custom homes are really all over the board when it comes to size and design. You’re likely to find 2 to 5 bedroom properties, with 2 to 4 bathrooms, and in sizes from a 2000 ft.² to over 5000 ft.². Those along the shoreline have beautiful views of Newport Shores, Hazelwood, and Lake Washington. Also, most homes do not have homeowner association dues. At any given time there are 2 to 5 properties for sale in this small neighborhood. You may even find a home site under $300,000 to build your own dream home.

Just Listed Appleton Homes for Sale

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The small community of Appleton actually has a unique history. It traces its roots back to Charles Olds and his family who established a homestead here in 1885. The family cleared 12 acres of land and filled with apple trees, some of which remain to this day along with the orchards nickname, Appleton.

The neighborhood boasts about 20 properties developed from the 1950s to the 1980s. The oldest is a 1914 beach house with shared waterfront property.


Residents attend the Mercer Island public school district and are served by the Island Park elementary school, the Islander middle school, and the Mercer Island high school. The elementary school is about a half a mile away and the middle school and high school are between one and one and a half miles from Appleton.


Shops, restaurants, and the entrance to I 90 is between 7 and 10 minutes north or about 3 to 3 1/2 miles.

For more information on homes for sale in Appleton please see active listings below or simply contact my office to schedule a showing at any time. Appleton is ideal for custom homes nestled on the east side of the island in amongst lush foliage and wooded lots.