One of Mercer Island’s best kept-secrets, the Fruitland and El Dorado neighborhoods are a sweet little slice of Island living. Even though they are close in proximity to I-90, people touring Mercer Island wouldn’t navigate purposefully to this area unless they were looking for the City Boat Launch, which is in El Dorado. The Fruitland Landing is one of the developed street ends on Mercer Island that literally end at the lake and have amenities like park benches and lake access. Both neighborhoods do possess some shared waterfront access properties. Covenant Shores, a local retirement community billed as a “haven for nature lovers”, is also located in this area.