Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Meridian is a suburb of Boise with a population of 97,008. Meridian is in Ada County and is one of the best places to live in Idaho. Living in Meridian offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Meridian there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Meridian and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Meridian are above average.
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Honestly, I don’t see the big hype about Idaho! I moved out here due to my husbands job. It’s very family friendly, parks/playgrounds are great, clean but man is it crowded! So many dang people, lines/crowds everywhere, traffic is horrendous and the lights take forever! I don’t think Idaho was expecting this much growth so there infrastructure is not there. I thought moving here would be a much more simple life but with the amount of people that live/moving here, it’s like a mini LA. Also the housing market is ridiculous! You’ll be on a waiting list forever and it’s getting so expensive. Plus, the rentals are getting into the non affordable price range. Not worth it, good luck!
Meridian is a great place, people are very friendly, there is quick and easy access to fun things to do, and it is growing rapidly! It is close to many mountains great for skiing, snowboarding, and camping so Meridian is a fantastic place to live especially if you are a lover of the outdoors. There are amazing people here and most are quite welcoming and accepting of all.
This historically important agricultural town in Southwestern Idaho has grown rapidly in the last decade. The City Council has acted quickly, wisely, and prudently to meet the demand for new residential areas, and convenient commercial design. The community is quickly transforming itself from dairy's and corn fields to an important economic suburb. However, this generous community amazes me daily with the respectful, wholesome, and friendly spirit toward all new residents. I enjoy my retired neighbors along with the young families sprinkled along our quiet streets. The positive experiences of my daily travels reinforce the reasons I chose this community for a new home.