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What Meridian is like for active adults
Meridian is a town 10 miles west of Boise, Idaho.  The population is just over 75,000, more than a 1115% increase from 2000. Now the third largest city in Idaho (and its fastest growing), it is also a suburb of Boise. It is close to Idaho's mountains with outstanding recreational opportunities. It offers a diversified economic base since many major high tech companies are located in this area.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are many active adult communities, along with developments that tend to attract this demographic (see link at right). Zillow's Home Value Index was $170,600 in late 2015. 

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What is special about this retirement community
Fast growing city with many new developments.  Close to outstanding recreational opportunities. Moderate cost of living.
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What is not special about this retirement community
Rampant growth.  Other than Boise, you are far from any city.
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What kinds of people like retiring here

Retirees who like outdoor activities and want to experience four distinct seasons.

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Local economy is driven by
High tech industry and construction.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Located on Idaho's western border in the southern part of the state.  It is close to Idaho's mountains - Sun Valley is about 3 hours away. The elevation in Meridian is 2600'. Climate is dry in summer.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Boise has a number of cultural attractions. The University of Phoenix, Boise State University, and several small colleges are nearby.
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Crime occurs at about half the rate of the U.S. average.
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Medical facilities

Treasure Valley Hospital is about 6 miles away in Boise;  Boise VA Medical Center is 10 miles away in Boise.

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Boise's airport is about 14 miles away.
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Valuable Links
Idaho retirement guide
City of Meridian
Meridian photo gallery
Review of Boise as a retirement community
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Facts about MERIDIAN
  • State: ID
  • Environment: Suburban,Mountain,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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1. Rating: 3.0/5 ( 4 votes cast)

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3. Rating: 3.0/5 ( 2 votes cast)

4. Culture:
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4. Rating: 2.7/5 ( 3 votes cast)

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5. Rating: 4.0/5 ( 2 votes cast)

6. Transportation:
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6. Rating: 2.0/5 ( 4 votes cast)

7. Security:
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7. Rating: 2.8/5 ( 6 votes cast)

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8. Rating: 4.0/5 ( 2 votes cast)

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9. Rating: 2.8/5 ( 4 votes cast)

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10. Rating: 2.3/5 ( 3 votes cast)


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