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-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting


-Economic cycles
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Boise City Metro Area

Boise is the capital, largest city, and cultural center of Idaho. The clean and attractive downtown is framed by mountains to the northeast and irrigated agricultural plains to the west. The economy is a diverse blend of agriculture, agricultural processing, light manufacturing, and high-tech industries, including Micron Technology (semiconductors), Hewlett-Packard, and J.R. Simplot (agriculture and french-fry fame). The presence of state government rounds out the economic picture. More recently, the mountains, pleasant climate and low costs relative to other West Coast locations has brought a strong surge of migrants, many from California, and the typical construction real estate and service businesses that emerge from such migration. Considerable recent job growth has resulted from this migration.

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Quick Facts About Meridian

    The unemployment rate in Meridian is 3.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Meridian jobs have Increased by 3.02 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Meridian's cost of living is 3.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Meridian's population is 90,739 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 845.59 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Meridian is $208,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.11 percent.
    Meridian public schools spend $6,141 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.4 students per teacher in Meridian.

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We moved here less than a year ago. We are pleased with the schools. My kids have made very good friends. We like the weather. Housing is very affordable still. We plan... (Read More)



No longer the best

Hi, we moved here 7 years ago and thought that this place was heaven. But once we were voted the best place to live, we saw a 845.95 % rise in population. The traffic is... (Read More)



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Born and raised in Idaho, now in the Boise area. I've snowboarded and waterskied in the same day here. I've driven through mountains to get to sand dunes. I go back... (Read More)



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