Meridian Idaho barely boasted 30,000 population when I arrived on September 1, 2000.
There were working farms everywhere within a mile of downtown Meridian, and the old creamery building with its magnificent, towering smokestack presided over downtown alongside the old grain elevator next to the railroad tracks.
Now, Meridian Idaho has been called the “#1 Place To Live in the U.S.” by USA Today, and has also been ranked in the Top 10 of many national polls for livability.
Meridian’s population now exceeds 80,000, the old creamery has been replaced by the new Meridian City Hall, and it’s apparent that Meridian is undergoing tremendous planned growth.
Meridian is now home to new shopping centers, numerous thriving master-planned communities, and several new city parks ~ thanks to its quality of life and a healthy local economy.
The new Ten Mile Road and Meridian Road interchanges with I-84 have opened in the past couple of years and offer vastly-improved access to I-84.
Although home prices have risen substantially in recent years, homes in Meridian are a bargain compared to other similar communities around the country.
You can still find a nice, smaller home for less than $200,000.
Larger homes in beautiful planned communities with lushly-landscaped common areas are available for $350,000 and up.
Everywhere you go in Meridian, there’s new retail space that’s opening, planned, or under construction.
The new Village at Meridian lifestyle mall opened a couple of years ago and includes a theater complex, numerous restaurants, retail space, and office space.
Check out the Meridian Chamber of Commerce website for more information about Meridian.
For more information on Meridian real estate, please call me at (208)938-5533 or e-mail me.
I would be happy to help you find just the right home for you and your family in Meridian!