The Mercer Island Estates neighborhood is close to two island schools – Lakeridge Elementary and Islander Middle School. This planned community, dating back to the 1960s, features many split level homes which were popular when the community was created. Pioneer Park borders the northern side of the neighborhood. Mercer Island Estates is adjacent to the South End QFC Village Shopping Center, where the immensely popular south end Starbucks is located. The Mercer Island Country Club, a tennis and swimming facility, is located in Mercer Island Estates with its private indoor and outdoor tennis courts, 8 lane pool, fitness facility, group exercise studio and outdoor sports court.