Meridian Idaho is growing up rapidly as its population approaches 100,000 people.
In fact, that milestone may already have been achieved.
Meridian was ranked the 13th fastest-growing city in the U.S. in 2016.
And, Meridian has appeared on numerous Top 10 lists, including:
- America’s 50 Best Cities To Live In (USA Today)
- 10 Best Places To Live In Idaho
- Best Cities For Raising A Family (Forbes)
- 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017 (Vogue)
- 2018 Best Public High Schools In Idaho
- Best City To Live In America (Today)
There are more, but you get the idea.
In the past ten years, Meridian’s population has more than doubled.
Meridian’s population stood at about 10,000 people in 1990.
When I arrived on September 1, 2000, Meridian’s population was around 30,000.
According to U.S. Census estimates, Meridian may have already hit the 100,000 mark in July.
One expert claims that Meridian’s 100,000th resident will arrive on October 7th.
That prediction didn’t include the precise time of day that new resident would arrive, though.
Meridian is forecast to add 48,000 more jobs by 2020, and more than 75,000 new jobs by 2040.
Those jobs are expected to support 21,000 new households.
2,400 new housing units were built in the West Ada School District (which includes Meridian) in 2016 and 2017.
Meridian’s housing market is red hot with little listing inventory.
Desirable Meridian resale listings often sell in a day or two with multiple offers; often above the asking price.
New home builders are struggling to meet demand and many have a backlog of sales with delivery times of 6-10 months from contract signing.
Very few new homes make it to completion without being sold, resulting in very little completed spec home listing inventory.
Interested in a Meridian, Idaho home?
Call me at (208)938-5533 or e-mail for a prompt response.
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During his 45 years of full-time real estate experience, Phil has helped thousands of past clients buy and sell quality properties in the Western U.S.
Phil is one of only ten local Realtors® (of nearly 5,600) honored with the coveted “Realtor® Emeritus” award from the National Association of Realtors®, recognizing 40 years in real estate.