Real Estate in Meridian, Idaho
“People who live in Meridian are drawn to the area because it’s safe and because of our family friendly environment with our community events, outstanding parks and abundant recreation opportunities. Parents want their kids in our schools; grandparents want to live near their grandkids, and people want a community that cares for one another. This is Meridian.” – Mayor Tammy de Weerd
There is no mystery behind Meridian’s national status as the number one place to live in America. Spanning the heart of the Treasure Valley between the rugged Rocky Mountains and the Snake River vally, Meridian is the 3rd largest and fastest growing city in Idaho with a population of roughly 85,000. So what exactly is making Meridian the nation’s top residential destination of choice?
Let’s start with the people since it’s the people who are ultimately the personality and back bone of any strong community. The residents of Meridian share a common mission: to work together to build a safe and inviting community that is clean, calm, and family-friendly without being boring. People come to Meridian for an opportunity to do what they love and to contribute to building a premier city to live in, work in, and raise a family; Whether it’s Will and Lauren Wood who came to Meridian to fulfill a dream of owning their own Great Harvest Bread Co. and include “giving generously to others” as part of their mission statement or Glen Wilson who works 12 hour days at Fire Station #2 driving a fire truck and and responding to accidents on HWY 84, or Travis Hawkes who developed a consulting firm to help build local businesses and move public opinion on important issues…or hundreds like them who have rolled up their sleeves and are working together to build Meridian’s growing economy. Unemployment is just 4% and new jobs are constantly being created for both employers and employees.
Cutting-edge healthcare facilities, high air quality, and abundance of outstanding parks, recreation facilities, and sports programs promote a healthy life-style. Plentiful shopping, dining, and diverse entertainment venues keep residents busy year round. And a city government who has strategically kept up on law enforcement needs to match the growing population has helped Meridian secure one of the lowest crime rates in Idaho for a city of it’s size, as well as only a fraction of violent crime compared with the nation.
And the icing on the cake is that Meridian is a beautiful community. Because the majority of residential neighborhoods are relatively new, they are manicured and well kept with neighborhood entrances that pride themselves on being distinct and aesthetically pleasing. Add to that a sun that shines on Meridian most days of the year and four mild but distinct seasons with blooming trees in the spring, green summers, vibrant falls, and a backdrop of snow-capped mountains in the winter. Perfect.