THIS BOISE SUBURB IS BOOMING
Meridian is located in Ada County, west of Boise. It is the 2nd largest city in the state of Idaho. The corporate headquarters of one of the area’s major employers, Scentsy, is located in Meridian as well as Blue Cross of Idaho, Idaho State Police, and the state police academy.
Family entertainment overflows at the local water park, Roaring Springs. Sitting right next door is Wahooz, offering year-round go carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, laser tag, bowling, an arcade and grill. The Meridian Speedway is another fun summer attraction for the city.
The Village at Meridian is an outdoor shopping mall featuring specialty retail stores, restaurants, an upscale movie theater with private seating, a fitness center, arcade/ bowling, and an outdoor ice rink (winter). Relax in the ample outdoor seating, run through the playground or gather around the fountain showcasing water displays every hour with lights and music. Throughout the city lies 17 public parks including Settlers Park, which hosts free outdoor movies during the summer months.
The Meridian Youth Farmers Market is held at the city hall plaza on Saturdays, 9am-12pm, from the end of June – end of September. The market offers locally grown produce, homemade goodies and handmade arts and crafts.
Meridian has been the fastest growing city in Idaho since 1994, with the population tripling between 1990 and 2000, and more than doubling between 2000 and 2007. It has become a center of retail and commercial development in southwest Idaho. The City’s convenient access to I-84, Highway 55, and the railroad combine to make it an ideal location for new businesses of many types. It truly is the “Center of the Treasure Valley”.
Meridian retains its small town friendliness and style of living, offering many recreational and community amenities. It is a thriving, growing community with hundreds of retail merchants, professional services, and clean industries that truly make it a community that’s “Built for Business, Designed for Living.”