Depends on where you are in this largest of Shaker's neighborhoods. Could be cozy, contemporary, ranch traditional or stately, all in a large and lovely environment conducive to walking, running, biking and strolling.
The best of both worlds: close to Cleveland's business, arts, sports, and medical centers, yet still in proximity to suburban amenities, including public and private schools both in Mercer and nearby.
The new and improved Thornton Park -- by foot or ride a bike. Easy to reach, lots to do, right in Mercer's backyard. Playgrounds at all three area schools and Thornton Park.
Van Aken District
Mercer Elementary, 23325 Wimbledon, built in 1953.
Year built: 1928 Square feet: 2,222 Style: French Cedar shake roof with low-set dormers that break the roof line and large vertical windows throughout.
Year built: 1949 Square feet: 2,653 Style: Colonial Notable Architects: Moulthrop Combines brick and wood clapboard siding in a more contemporary Colonial style, slate roof and double-hung windows are classic elements.