5 Reasons Why Meridian, Idaho is a Great Place to Live in 2023

Meridian, Idaho is a great choice for those seeking a safe, tight-knit community that offers a balance between the small-town atmosphere and the conveniences of city living. Meridian is located in a prime spot in the Treasure Valley, close to everything you need. It is just a short 15-minute drive from the Boise Airport and Downtown Boise yet is also located near the agricultural lands on the outskirts of the city. This central location makes it easy to access all that the area has to offer. This vibrant and growing city has received recognition from national publications like Money magazine and USA Today for being a great place to live due to its affordable cost of living, excellent schools, and strong economy. 

Meridian, Idaho

Reason #1: Central Location

Meridian is perfectly positioned in the geographical heart of Idaho's Treasure Valley. Regardless of where you live in Meridian, you are less than 15 minutes from the freeway, shopping, or entertainment. Yet it remains close to the picturesque quiet countryside and outdoor hotspots such as Eagle Island State Park. It also puts you within easy reach of other major cities in the region, such as Boise, Nampa, and Caldwell, which offer even more opportunities for work, play, and exploration. 

Reason #2: Close-Knit Community

As the second-largest city in Idaho, Meridian is a growing community with plenty of opportunities for new residents to get involved and make connections. With top-rated schools, 24 beautiful parks, and community events, Meridian is a great place for families to call home. It has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for raising children.

Reason #3: Strong Job Market

Meridian has a thriving job market, with a number of large employers located in the city such as St. Lukes, Blue Cross of Idaho, and Scentsy. This makes it a great place for those seeking job opportunities and career advancement.

Reason #4: Entertainment & Shopping

Meridian, Idaho is home to an array of entertainment and shopping opportunities that make it an ideal place to live. The Village at Meridian shopping mall offers a vast selection of restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues, including a vibrant movie theater that regularly shows new releases. Additionally, the town is host to Wahooz Family Fun Zone and Roaring Springs Water Park, two of the best family entertainment facilities in the state.

Reason #5: Affordable Housing

One of the top reasons to consider living in Meridian is the affordable housing options. The cost of living in the city is relatively low, making it an attractive place for those looking to stretch their budget further.

Meridian, Idaho is the ultimate destination to purchase a home. Our real estate agents are highly experienced and knowledgeable on all aspects of Meridian's vibrant neighborhoods, so they can help you find your ideal house in this community!

"Best City" Designations

Meridian has ranked among the top places to work, play, and live according to various lists. Some of the recent lists that have included Meridian are:

MERIDIAN'S TOP RANKINGS
2020  #3 Best Places to Live in the U.S.    Link: Money.com
2019    #9 Best Places to Live in the U.S.    Link: Money.com
2017 #1 Best Place to Live in Idaho    Link: OnlyInYourState.com


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2294 N Bent Grass Ln Meridian,  ID 83646
$515,000
Neighborhood: Ashford Greens
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,769
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868430
MLS
Tucked away in the private James Place 55+ community, this impeccably maintained home offers a desirable open concept layout with the golf course right out your back door! Fresh, neutral tones...
$399,990
Neighborhood: Victory South
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,844
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868435
MLS
Come see this fantastic 1844 sq ft, 4 bedroom 2 bath single level home! THE LOCATION on this property is incredible, so close to Schools, shopping, Hospital did I mention Top Golf! This amazing home...
$419,990
Neighborhood: Victory South
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,063
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868437
MLS
Come see this gorgeous house today! 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, in an incredible location! Close to Saint Lukes hospital, Shopping, restaurants, and so much more! This fabulous home is fully fenced!...
$535,000
Neighborhood: Meridian Greens
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,330
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868446
MLS
With its north-back yard & see-through living, this home is truly designed for all seasons! The easy care landscape & efficient grounds guarantee you'll have time to enjoy life. Open plan handles...
$599,900
Neighborhood: Shelburne
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,943
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868449
MLS
The Pinehurst by Tresidio is one you'll fall in love with. This thoughtful single-story home offers a warm, open concept living. Upon entrance, you are warmly greeted by a beautiful hardwood floor...
$1,325,000
Neighborhood: Jardine Acres
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,678
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868456
MLS
GREAT LOCATION! Close to town, but far enough for privacy. This updated home on 10 irrigated acres has views of the Owyhees and the Boise Range. The interior features gorgeous granite countertops,...
$675,000
Neighborhood: Shelburne
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,461
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868471
MLS
Welcome to the Mountain View Modern by Belveal Construction. This open floor plan exhibits great entertaining space, white quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, walk in pantry, corner...
$398,900
Neighborhood: The Oaks North
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,586
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868486
MLS
"The Collins" is an artful combination of thoughtful design and chic touches. The great room and casual dining area are central to the large rear patio and well-appointed kitchen complete with an...
$689,900
Neighborhood: Brody Square
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,450
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868490
MLS
Step inside Tresidio's Rainer plan and fall in love! This stunning home has a jaw-dropping open to below ceiling in the great room, making the space feel so grand, and just flooded with natural light....
$559,950
Neighborhood: 0 Not Applicable
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,004
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868494
MLS
Live, work and play on this spacious approx. 0.92 acre property in a fantastic North Meridian location! Beautifully updated approx. 2,004 sq ft single story house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a...
$619,900
Neighborhood: Shelburne
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,152
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868523
MLS
The Birkdale! One of Tresidio's beloved split floorplans! Front two bedrooms are connected by a Jack and Jill bathroom! You can look forward to top-of-the-line engineered hardwood, unique tile for...
$377,990
Neighborhood: Baraya
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,580
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868524
MLS
Get cozy in the Piper 1580! This home features our gorgeous Rustic Bronze package including brushed nickel door knobs, solid surface countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Entertain with Extra...
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