Best Places to Live in Meridian, Idaho

Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains
Pros
-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Entertainment
-Economic cycles
-Growth and sprawl

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Idaho
County: Ada County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Meridian
Zip Codes: 83646 83642
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Meridian is 3.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Meridian jobs have increased by 3.02%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Meridian's cost of living is 3.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Meridian's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Meridian's population is 90,739 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 845.59%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Meridian is $208,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.11%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Meridian

It's a good time to buy in Meridian. Home Appreciation is up 3.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Meridian Real Estate.

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Reviews for Meridian    16 Reviews
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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did i make a mistake - 11/28/2017
moved here from chicago to get away from the busy city life plus the violence. but after reading dailytruffles.com/idaho im not sure if i made a mistake. i know it's not... (Read More)
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Awakening - 3/26/2017
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)


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ZIP CODES IN MERIDIAN, IDAHO
83646 83642