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Meridian is a city situated in Ada County in the U.S. territory of Idaho. According to the 2010 census, the number of inhabitants in Meridian was 75,092 making it then the third-largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. Meridian is viewed as the state's fastest-growing city and among the fastest-growing cities in the United States. As of the 2019 Census estimate of 114,161 and a 1,000 percent increment in populace since 1990, the city is presently estimated as the second largest in the state.
The town was set up in 1891 on the Osweiler farm north of the current site and was called Hunter. After two years an I.O.O.F. lodge was arranged and called itself Meridian since it was situated on the Boise Meridian and the town was renamed. The Settlers' Irrigation Ditch, 1892, replaced the arid region into a productive cultivating community which was incorporated in 1902. In 1903, Meridian was incorporated.
Meridian's climate is described as semi-dry with four different seasons. Meridian has hot and dry summers where temperatures can often surpass 38 °C, and cold winters with often light snowfall. Rainfall is rare and light, normally averaging 25.4 mm each month. December is the wettest month with a normal of 39mm of precipitation, and August is the driest month with 6.1 mm. Spring and fall are mostly temperate.
Meridian Parks and Recreation
The city's Parks and Rec office controls 17 public parks all through Meridian including Meridian Settlers Regional Park which organizes free open-air films in the Summer months.
The Meridian Speedway is located within city limits south of Old Town Meridian.
Meridian is surrounded by the two largest cities in Idaho, Boise towards the east and Nampa towards the west. Consequently, inhabitants of Meridian frequently take advantage of sports and recreation opportunities in those cities.
Eagle Island State Park is about 4.0 km north of Meridian and comprises a man-made lake with a seashore, equestrian and climbing trails, a water slide, and fishing. The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is located south of Meridian.
Blue Cross of Idaho and Scentsy are situated in Meridian. The Idaho State Police is settled in Meridian and the state police academy is housed on its campus. All cops statewide are needed to attend basic training at the office. Scentsy, the famous scented wax and warmers company, is located in Meridian.
A railroad line runs east/west and is located between Pine and Franklin. The greater part of the city's industrial areas is concentrated across this railroad line with few other industrial regions close to the east side of the city southwest of the intersection of Fairview and Eagle. The line was previously owned by Union Pacific, but Boise Valley Railroad currently possesses the line, running trains on weekdays from Boise to Nampa.
A zoning map is accessible on the city's website.
Amazing Housing Option
Probably the most awesome aspect of moving to this lovely city is the range of housing choices available to everybody. Regardless of whether you want a luxury home in one of the city's regions or new improvements with conveniences like a pool, park, climbing, and trekking trail or you want a 3 room/2 bath starter home in a comfortable area, multi-family, or ten-acre horse property, the Meridian's real estate market has homes for each family and everyone else.
Great Place for Families
Meridian is a sought-after city for families which has prompted a consistent increase in the city's populace over the years. A significant number of the families who work in Boise like to live in Meridian which offers more affordable housing. The family-friendly nature of the city comprises many activities at Eagle Island State Park and Roaring Springs Water Park and so on. Meridian likewise has amazing utilities, healthcare, restaurants, schools, and much more.