1857 South Millenium Way, Suite 120
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 888-4128
As the fastest growing city in Idaho, Meridian has approximately 85,000 residents and is a thriving city in the heart of Treasure Valley. Established in 1891 and so named because it lies directly on the Boise Meridian, this city has transformed from a farming community to a business and residential hot spot. The beauty of this city attracts many move-ins from around the state and the country. With the Owyhee Mountains visible in the south, Squaw Butte to the North and Shafer Butte to the northeast, there’s beautiful scenery everywhere you look.
With a focus on attracting all kinds of businesses, Meridian enjoys a healthy economy. Several state agencies are based here as well as several medical and retail companies that call Meridian home. Because Meridian is only about a 15 minute drive from Boise, many people take advantage of the newer neighborhoods and lower cost for housing here and drive into Boise for work.
Meridian residents have plenty of things to do in this family-friendly community. Roaring Springs water park entertains patrons of all ages in the summer, and Wahooz is open year round and features everything from mini golf to go carts. There are 17 public parks throughout Meridian, including Settler’s Park, Tully Park and Kleiner Park. The city organizes plenty of recreational activities, from youth sports to free summer movies. Other city amenities include an 18-screen movie theater, an outdoor shopping mall that includes an ice rink, and the Meridian Speedway, an outdoor auto racing track.
Meridian residents don’t have to go far to participate in arts and culture events. Meridian is home to the Meridian Urban Market, which runs from May through September. This open air market combines many events like wine tasting, live music, farmer’s market, arts and crafts and more. The Meridian Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining patrons for more than two decades, and the Meridian City Hall features a small art gallery on the third floor.
Meridian is well known for its excellent schools and the education for the city’s students is regulated by the West Ada School District. As the largest school district in the state, West Ada School district provides education for 49 schools, including 11 high schools. With a tradition of academic and athletic excellence, Meridian schools are one big reason why this city is attracting so many home buyers. For higher education, there’s a Treasure Valley Campus of Idaho State University in Meridian, plus the proximity to Boise State University and College of Western Idaho.
Meridian neighborhoods are very family-friendly, and housing is diverse and very reasonably priced. Many neighborhoods feature community swimming pools, hiking/biking trails and more. It’s been listed on many “best cities” lists in recent years, so the secret is out-Meridian is a wonderful place to live and city leaders and residents are working together to achieve an even higher quality of life.