Meridian is a city located in Ada County in US state of Idaho. It is the 3rd-largest city in the state of Idaho. Blue Cross of Idaho, Idaho State Police, and the state police academy are all located in Meridian. Scentsy, a candle warmer company, is a large employer with corporate headquarters based in Meridian. Roaring Springs is a large water park near the Meridian I-84 exit. Wahooz is a large family entertainment complex open year-round featuring go carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, laser tag, bowling, an arcade and grill.
The Village at Meridian is an outdoor shopping mall that opened in October of 2013. It is home to retail stores, restaurants, a movie theater, a fitness center, arcade/bowling, and an outdoor ice rink (winter). There is outdoor seating and a playground surrounding a fountain that has a show every hour with lights and music. The city’s Parks and Rec department manages 17 public parks throughout Meridian including Meridian Settlers Regional Park which hosts free outdoor movies during the summer months.
The Meridian Speedway lies within city limits directly south of Old Town Meridian. During the summer months of May through September, the place to be on Thursday evenings is the Meridian Urban Market, also known as MUM by locals. This open-air Downtown Meridian urban market provides a neighborhood farmer’s market, artisan market, food-tasting, local art, live music and a beer and wine garden. MUM allows locals and visitors to engage in the local community life while also providing a long-term opportunity to foster urban development.
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Meridian Homes For Sale
- $339,900 : 4072 W La Grange Ct, Meridian3 beds, 2 baths
- $354,900 : 4047 W La Grange Ct, Meridian3 beds, 2.5 baths
- $388,880 : 5090 W. Overland Road, Meridian3 beds, 2 baths
- $377,490 : 1831 S Cobble Ave., Meridian5 beds, 3.5 baths
- $335,490 : 1775 S Cobble Ave, Meridian4 beds, 2 baths
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St. Luke’s Meridian has been meeting the needs of west Ada County families since 2001. From nationally-recognized nursing to state-of-the-art technology, you’ll find the high quality, compassionate care that’s been the hallmark of St. Luke’s for more than 100 years. St. Luke’s Meridian is a Magnet-designated hospital—the gold standard for nursing excellence. We’re home to Idaho’s busiest emergency department and offer advanced inpatient and outpatient surgery, mother-baby services, diagnostics from x-ray to MRI, state-of-the-art cancer treatment, critical care, a chest pain center, and more. The campus also includes a wide range of primary and specialty physician clinics and Idaho’s largest and most comprehensive cardiac rehab center.
Saint Alphonsus Meridian Health Plaza is located in the heart of Meridian’s growing neighborhoods. Catering to community members seeking wellness, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in a convenient and accessible environment. With comprehensive healthcare services offered for the whole family and urgent care services available 7 days a week, Meridian Health Plaza offers everything you need in one convenient location.
The West Ada School District serves the city and is the largest in the state. West Ada School District believes the relationship between our schools, our staff, our parents and community stakeholders is critical to the success of all students. The school district is committed to involving families, staff and community members in regular, two-way, meaningful communication with a focus on student achievement. Beyond simply encouraging our partners to provide input, we also seek to remove barriers to parent and community understanding and encourage active, shared, decision-making. We see a school district in which all students receive a quality education – emphasizing skills, knowledge and character development that enable them to reach their potential and become contributing members of society. Our schools will produce responsible, productive students capable of adapting to a changing, diverse world.
Career and College Success and quality instruction are at the core of the West Ada School District. Recognizing every student has a unique profile of strengths and needs, school district staff strive to help students develop the knowledge, skills, dispositions and abilities necessary to become contributing members of society. West Ada School District seeks to provide a comprehensive system of instruction which offers students numerous and varied opportunities for academic and personal success.
Blue Cross of Idaho is based in Meridian. The Idaho State Police is headquartered in Meridian and the state police academy is housed on its campus. All police officers statewide are required to attend basic training at the facility. Scentsy, a candle warmer company, is a large employer with corporate headquarters based in Meridian. Thinking of relocating your business to Meridian or Southwest Idaho, or starting a new business in Meridian? Meridian’s healthy business climate, growing population, and pro-business City government make Meridian a great place for business! Meridian is listed in Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Live. Meridian is recognized nationally for businesses and families to locate and as a destination for visitors.The community’s real estate remains highly affordable with housing costs that are lower than in other comparable cities.
Shopping and Recreation
The Village at Meridian is an outdoor shopping mall that opened in October 2013. It is home to retail stores, restaurants, a movie theater, a fitness center, arcade/bowling, and an outdoor ice rink. There is outdoor seating and a playground surrounding a fountain that has a show every hour with lights and music. Majestic Cinemas is an 18 screen first-run movie theater located SW of the Eagle I-84 exit. Roaring Springs is a large water park in Meridian. Located next to Roaring Springs is Wahooz, a large family entertainment complex open year-round featuring go carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, laser tag, bowling, an arcade and grill.
The city’s Parks and Rec department manages 17 public parks throughout Meridian including Settlers Regional Park which hosts free outdoor movies during the summer months. Eagle Island State Park is about 2.5 miles north of Meridian and includes a man-made lake with a beach, equestrian and hiking trails, fishing, and a water slide. The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is south of Meridian. During the summer months of May through September, the place to be on Thursday evenings is the Meridian Urban Market, also known as MUM by locals. This open-air Downtown Meridian urban market provides a neighborhood farmer’s market, artisan market, food-tasting, local art, live music and a beer and wine garden.
Ada County Single-Family Home Activity
- There were 1,168 pending sales in November 2016, which is up 1.4% from November 2015.
- There were 846 closed sales in November 2016, which was 34.5% higher than in November 2015.
- The median sales price in November 2016 was $245,000, up 2.1% from November 2015.
- There were 2.0 months supply of inventory in November 2016, which is down 23.1% from November 2015
The low inventory of homes for sale in Ada County has driven home prices for months now. In November 2016, there were only 1,730 homes for sale in Ada County, just 66 more than the historic low point of 1,664 in January 2013. Compared to a year ago, inventory in November was down 9.8%, but between October 2016 and November 2016, it dropped 21.3%, with 220 fewer homes for sale. The lack of existing home inventory pulled new construction inventory down 0.2% from last year. There were only 868 existing homes for sale in November 2016, a 17.7% drop from last year at this time, and 22.2% lower than in October 2016.
One of the metrics used to determine demand vs. supply is Months Supply of Inventory. A balanced market—not favoring buyers or sellers—is typically between 4-6 months of supply. In November 2016, the Months Supply of Inventory for Ada County was only 2 months and less than 1 month for existing homes priced below $250,000. Canyon County’s inventory was down compared to last year, as well, but not to historic levels. In November 2016, there were 903 homes for sale in Canyon County, down 5.3% from November 2015 and 8.0% less than October 2016. Existing home inventory was down 22.7% from last year, but new construction in Canyon County was actually up 23.9%. Months Supply of Inventory for Canyon County was at 2.6 months in November 2016, when looking at the market as a whole. It was at 1.6 months for existing homes and at 7.6 for new construction.