Meridian

A beautiful town with picturesque mountain views, fantastic shopping, and city-like amenities.

Welcome to Meridian

Meridian is picture-perfect. Located in the “Treasure Valley,” roughly 12 miles west of Boise, Meridian offers residents beautiful views of the Boise Mountain Range to the northeast and the Owyhee Mountain range to the southwest. It has a small-town charm and all the amenities of a big city. On the north end of town, there are large custom homes on spacious lots, golf course homes, and resort-like communities with views of the mountains and river valley below. South of town, the neighborhoods are farther apart, and the area has a more rural vibe. Meridian also prides itself in having some of the highest-rated schools in the state. 

The community is peaceful and clean, and the residents are welcoming and friendly. The community offers a laid-back suburban and rural feel with lovely parks and green spaces dotting the landscape. Julius M. Kleiner Park provides 58 acres of fun, including an amphitheater, basketball courts, a community garden, play areas, walking paths, picnic shelters, sand volleyball, a fishing pond, and a splash pad. Settler’s Park has a large Adventureland play area for kids, a splash pad, picnic shelters, tennis courts, sports fields, and disc golf. There are three golf courses nearby, a city pool, and miles of walking paths. Most of the Boise area’s shopping is in Meridian, with one of the most popular places being The Village at Meridian open-air shopping mall.

What to Love

  • Picture-perfect mountain views
  • Peaceful and welcoming with a small-town feel
  • Close to Boise, Nampa, and Eagle
  • A small town with big-city shopping and amenities
  • Four distinct seasons
  • Low crime

Local Lifestyle

Meridian is a town with a good mix of high-energy and laid-back tranquility. The main shopping areas and activity centers are bustling with activity, while at the same time, it is easy to find a quiet nook to kick back and enjoy the peaceful beauty of Meridian. The residents are folks that live an active lifestyle and have a deep love and appreciation of nature. Families enjoy spending time at the park, taking their kids to the playgrounds and waterparks, or having a picnic. The trails are always lively scenes where hikers, bikers, joggers, and dog-walkers go to get some fresh air and exercise. In the evenings, residents often gather in the restaurants and shopping centers throughout the community. With Boise being just a short drive to the east, it is easy to get to the nightlife and cultural scene of the big city. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Meridian offers many upscale and highly rated restaurants. The Izumi Japanese Steak House offers perfectly prepared sushi and hibachi favorites, and it is an excellent place for a romantic dinner. Lucky Fins Meridian has a trendy vibe with rustic accents, and they specialize in sushi and fresh seafood entrees. Go early in the day and enjoy their bottomless mimosa special. To add a little spice, visit Sa-Wad-Dee Thai Restaurant for traditional Thai specialties that will dazzle the taste buds. The Village at Meridian Outdoor Mall also offers some excellent dining choices. Some of the best dining experiences at The Village are Bodovino Ristorante, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza, and Yard House.

Most nightlife and entertainment venues are located just a short drive east of Meridian in Boise. There you will find countless nightclubs, bars, lounges, and theaters. Not everything is over in Boise; the Meridian Speedway is right in the middle of town. The speedway is a favorite local venue for exciting asphalt and dirt track auto races. 

Meridian has many shopping venues, but the most popular is The Village at Meridian Outdoor Mall. This pristine, upscale shopping mall offers a wide range of shops, boutiques, and restaurants. 

Things to Do

Meridian has a lot to offer individuals and families that thrive on an active lifestyle. Wahoos Fun Center is a fun place to spend the day for the kids. They have rides, mini-golf, climbing walls, bowling, go-karts, laser tag, a ropes course, and more. On a hot summer day, the Roaring Springs Waterpark is another popular destination for families looking for a place to cool off and have some fun in the sun. 

The town also has many parks and green spaces. Julius M. Kleiner Park offers lots of opportunities for fun, including an amphitheater, basketball courts, a community garden, play areas for children, walking paths, picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, a fishing pond, and a splash pad. Settlers’ Park has a large area for kids to play in called Adventureland; the park also has two splash pads, picnic shelters, tennis courts, sports fields, and disc golf. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted that Meridian is home to two championship golf courses and close to many others. The Spurwing Golf Club, Lakeview Golf Club, and BanBury Golf Course are a few nearby clubs.

Schools

Meridian is part of the West Ada School District, which prides itself in having some of the highest-rated schools.

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