The Meridian Idaho real estate market has been one most popular suburbs of Boise in recent years. Located 10 miles west of Boise, Meridian is the third largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing.
While Meridian had a population of just 11,958 in 1990, the area exploded with growth and in 2010 was estimated to have 75,092 people. That’s an annual growth rate over 9%, compared to the 1% U.S. average, and 2% Idaho average (1). To keep up with this growth, Meridian real estate development has been a booming industry for both the residential and commercial sectors.
The homes for sale in Meridian Idaho are in mostly “suburban” type neighborhoods offering amenities such as walking paths, community parks, and swimming pools. The smaller neighborhoods may have around 50 homes, while the larger subdivisions have around 500 homes. Some of the most desirable Meridian real estate developments are located in the northern parts of the city, as you near Eagle, Idaho.
Homes for sale in Meridian Idaho can be broken down into 4 separate areas: NE, NW, SE, and SW. Real estate development south of the interstate progressed slowly until the early 2000s, as most people up to that time had preferred to be North of the interstate. While some buyers still have a preference, most people now look for homes in all four areas of Meridian. Below you'll find a brief introduction to these four areas.
People who favor homes in N Meridian tend to be drawn to some of the specific neighborhoods, parks, and schools. For more information and homes for sale in that specific region of Meridian, just follow the link.
People looking for homes for sale in South Meridian often cite less traffic and better interstate access.
The Meridian real estate market offers many different types of housing options, appealing to a broad range of homebuyers. No matter your family status, the variety of Meridian real estate developments is likely to have the type of housing you're looking for.
Here are several of the key reasons why people buy homes in Meridian, Idaho.
For virtually any city someone could come up with a list of pros and cons. Our goal at the IdahoRealEstateCenter.com is to give you as much information as possible so you can determine what is important to you to make an informed decision. These are primarily the two common complaints cited about Meridian Idaho real estate:
For many families, another draw to the Meridian Idaho real estate market is some of the schools. While not all the schools rank well, a number of them are considered good. One of the best resources for researching schools is greatschools.org. Please note, some of the newest schools are not reflected on its rankings (Paramount Elementary and Rocky High School, for example, at the time of writing are not ranked but considered among the best). Compare Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools. On all of the real estate listings on this site, you can see the assigned schools.
1) Source: US Census.
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