As the name suggests, the north end Gold Coast neighborhood is lovely. It consists exclusively of waterfront properties. The iconic island watering hole, The Roanoke Inn, is located in this neighborhood, as is the VFW Hall. The Hall was the political meeting place of yesteryear. While many newer manses dot this shoreline, at least a third of the homes predate WW2. Faben Point and Roanoke are two of the more prominent landmarks along the Gold Coast. Residents benefit from the gorgeous Lid Park, which spans over the I-90 tunnel across northwest Mercer Island. This park has 2 soft ball fields, 2 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, a picnic shelter, 2 playground areas, public restrooms and lovely open spaces. It’s also easy to access the I-90 bike trail from this neighborhood.