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Relocating to Meridian, Idaho

December 13, 2017

Meridian is the fastest growing city in the whole state of Idaho. People are flocking to Meridian for its ideal location, low cost of living, family friendly environment, and excellent recreation options. If you are thinking about building or buying a new home, Meridian might be the perfect fit for you.

Location, Location, Location

Meridian, Idaho is located in the Treasure Valley in Southwest Idaho. With mountains to the Northeast and agricultural lands to the west, Meridian is quite a picturesque place to call home. It is just miles from the capital city of Boise, which is also the largest city in the state of Idaho at just under 200,000 people. To the west of Meridian is the city of Nampa, which serves as another major hub for economic activity in the area. The rapid growth that the city experienced since 2000 brought industry and economic development that made Meridian stand on its own as one of the major cities in the state. Since then, Meridian has been named in several “Best Places to Live in the USA” lists by multiple publications.  With easy and convenient freeway access and a relatively short average commute for its residents, Meridian will continue to be a sought-after location.

Cost of Living

Like most of Idaho, housing prices and overall cost of living in Meridian are relatively low compared to other cities of its size. According to a cost of living index, things like homes, power, food, and healthcare cost less in Meridian than the U.S. average. As of 2016, the median home price was right around $208,000.

Family First

Meridian is known as a great place for families. From its start, Meridian attracted residents who worked in Boise, but needed more affordable housing options for their families. This family friendly attitude and culture can be seen in its extensive park system, excellent schools, and many community activities.


Idaho is known as a great place for outdoor recreation because there is still plenty of open space. Within an easy drive of Meridian you will find places to ski, hike, watch birds of prey, go camping, and so much more. Some of the main entertainment opportunities in Meridian again showcase the family friendly nature of this city. If you have a free day to explore Meridian, make your way toward some of these attractions:



  • Bogus Basin Ski Area:  Located in the Boise National Forest, and just 16 miles northeast of Boise, Bogus Basin offers a great skiing, snowboarding, and tubing location that is practically in your backyard!  Bogus has an average annual snowfall of 200-250”, 7 lifts, and multiple restaurants and shops.  Bogus basin is the perfect winter getaway!  



  • Roaring Springs- Recently voted the 8th best waterpark in the United States, Roaring Springs is also the largest in the entire Northwest. The whole family can enjoy the park with features like: speed slides, a lazy river, a kiddie play area, and a wave pool. Attached to Roaring Springs, you will find Wahooz family entertainment center with go carts, bumper cars, mini golf, and an arcade.



  • Eagle Island State Park- Another fantastic family experience is Eagle Island State Park. This is a 545 acre park that features a popular swimming beach and grassy picnic spot. There are also 5 miles of trails that you can hike or ride horses. A zipline course and disc golf course also make it a fun spot to spend the day.



  • Meridian Speedway- Lastly, if you are looking for some great racing, look no further than the Meridian Speedway. With events like monster trucks, world famous boat racing, and sprintcars, you can spend a night cheering on your favorites.


Meridian is a wonderful place to call home. Eaglewood Homes is located in this great city, and we have many building projects here. If you are interested in moving to Meridian or the surrounding areas, we can help you build the home of your dreams. Give us a call or stop by our office today to see what Eaglewood Homes has to offer.

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