Meridian, Idaho 

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+33.3% since 2020

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8.5 / 5.2

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Best Places to Live in Meridian, Idaho

Meridian, Idaho is a vibrant city located in the southwestern part of the state. From its charming downtown area to its array of activities and attractions, Meridian has something for everyone! Nature lovers will appreciate outdoor activities like fishing at Settlers Park Pond or camping at Falcon Crest Campground. Meanwhile, art enthusiasts will want to take advantage of all the galleries and exhibits available throughout town, such as the Meridian Museum of Art and Village Square Gallery. And after enjoying all these activities, visitors can grab some delicious local fare from places like Chubby's Diner & Bar or Casanova Italian Restaurant! With its diverse attractions and activities, Meridian is an unforgettable place to visit! Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains.
State: Idaho
County: Ada County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Meridian
Zip Codes: 83646 83642
Cost of Living: 18.5% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

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Meridian, Id Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Meridian is 3.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Meridian jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Meridian's cost of living is 18.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Meridian's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Meridian, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Ada county remained Republican, 50.0% to 46.1%. More Voting Stats

Meridian's population is 115,227 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 33.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 22.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Meridian is Real Estate: $486,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.7%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Meridian

It's a good time to buy in Meridian. Home Appreciation is up 4.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Meridian is $486,400.
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Reviews for Meridian   18 Reviews
Great place! - 12/15/2019
New to the area and so far we think it's a great place to live compared to Denver, where we moved from. Quality of life is so much better here! A lot less traffic than... Read More

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High Pediatric Cancer, Poor Water & Air Quality - 11/12/2019
I have been here since 2013 and have watched child after child be diagnosed with Cancer. Many of the children have been diagnosed with "rare" Cancers. It has been... Read More

I Grew up in Meridian - 1/12/2018
It has changed a lot over the years... Crime rates are still low and people are overall still nice HOWEVER way too many people are moving to my wonderful town! All the... Read More

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