Meridian Idaho Real Estate Guide
With an estimated 2011 population of 76,510, Meridian is the second largest city in Ada County and the third largest in the state. Meridian is Idaho’s fastest growing city and has seen over an 80% increase in the population since 2000. The development of residential communities within Meridian has made it a great place to raise a family.
fdi Magazine recently recognized Meridian in their list of American Cities of the Future for 2010/2011. Meridian received the following recognition:
Top 10 Micro Cities—Quality of Life #2
Top 10 Micro Cities—Economic Potential #7
Top 10 Micro Cities—Business Friendliness #8
Meridian was also listed in Money Magazine’s List of Best Small Cities (2010)
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Real Estate in Meridian
Along with Meridian’s rapid growth has come numerous family oriented communities. Many people buy property in Meridian because of their ability to purchase more home for their money. Because of the rapid growth, much of the property available is new construction or at least recently built within the last few years. Buyers can usually get more square footage, Energy Star certified homes, upgrades such as tile, slab granite counters and hardwood floors, as well as larger garages. Many planned communities offer pools, clubhouses, workout facilities, neighborhood parks and events. Paramount is one such community in Meridian that holds events such as ice cream socials, concerts, talent shows, an Easter egg hunt and Fourth of July parade. These events are commonplace in many neighborhoods in Meridian, making it a great place to raise a family!
Meridian homes range in price from $100,000 to $450,000.
Meridian has 19 public parks including Meridian Settlers Park which has an extensive playground, soccer fields and baseball complex. Settlers Park also has free outdoor movies during the summer months. Get there early though as spots fills up fast!
Meridian offers many high quality entertainment possibilities. Roaring Springs is a large water park located off the Meridian exit which offers a day of fun playing in the sun and water. Wahooz and Pinz is next door to Roaring Springs which includes bowling, go karts, laser tag, bumper boats, batting cages and an arcade. An additional 66,000 bowling and entertainment complex called Big Al’s is currently being built near Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue which provide an additional recreation outlet for families.
For over 60 years, the Meridian Speedway has offered fans the thrill of amateur and professional late model, spring and stock car racing. Meridian Speedway is unusual as it is located right in downtown Meridian.
Since Meridian is in such close proximity to Boise, Eagle and Nampa, most residents take advantage of the recreation in those cities as well.
Meridian is home to businesses like Scentsy’s 158,000 square foot distribution center and PKG’s 38,000 square foot center which manufactures user interface systems for medical, industrial, avionics and instrumentations industries. Meridian’s largest employers include St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, T-Mobile, Citi Cards, Blue Cross of Idaho and Western States Equipment.
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(all data current as of 5/19/2013)
$268,990 : 355 E Havasu Falls St., Meridian5 beds, 2.5 baths
$269,990 : 267 E Havasu Falls St., Meridian4 beds, 2.5 baths
$239,900 : 2020 E Comisky, Meridian3 beds, 3 baths
$246,290 : 306 E Havasu Falls St., Meridian4 beds, 2 baths
$122,000 : 1528 W Washington St., Meridian3 beds, 2 baths
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