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Fast Growing Charm

Welcome to Meridian, ID! Meridian is the second largest city in Idaho, is the fastest-growing city in the state, and is estimated to be among the fastest-growing cities in the entire country! Meridian boasts many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, a robust arts and culture scene, local shopping, upscale dining, and much more. Quality of life is high in Meridian and, because it’s nestled in between Boise and Nampa, it’s just a stone’s throw away from even more exciting opportunities for adventure, education, and employment.

Although many Meridian residents complete a short commute to Boise every day, the city itself has an entrepreneurial spirit that attracts small businesses of many shapes and sizes.

As with the other cities in the Treasure Valley, Meridian experiences all four seasons every year. In Meridian, you’ll bask in beautiful, sunny days, delight in the crunch of the autumn leaves, smell the spring flowers, and enjoy the majesty of winter snowfall.

Meridian was featured on “Best Places to Live” lists from both Time and USA Today. We at CBH Homes love Meridian, and we take great pride in making our Meridian communities represent the best the city has to offer-- high quality of life, and access to an entire valley of opportunities.

Fun Fact

Just 16 miles south of the city lies the Boise Meridian, which is the Idaho land surveyors north-south line that runs through Initial Point. Meridian was named after this line.

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Where Are Our Communities?

CBH homes currently features 17 communities in Meridian. These prime locations offer easy access to all of Meridian, including the most desirable amenities the city has to offer. In true Meridian spirit, each of our 17 CBH Homes communities enjoy easy passage to Boise and Nampa, as well. So, whether you’re enjoying a relaxing night of shopping, ready to take in a movie or event, ready for a night at the symphony, or even ready for a day trip to all the outdoor destinations around the valley, we have you covered.

OUR 17 MERIDIAN COMMUNITIES

  • Baraya
  • Brinegar
  • Canterbury Commons
  • Cavanaugh
  • Crossfield
  • Golden Grove
  • Irvine Meadows
  • Jump Creek
  • Normandy
  • Olive Estates
  • Pinfield
  • Roundtree Place
  • Sagewood
  • Southridge
  • Trilogy
  • Ventana
  • Woodburn

All 17 of these communities are located in extremely safe areas. The Boise metro area is known for being one of the safest places in the entire nation, and Meridian exemplifies the safety and quality of life that’s possible in the Treasure Valley. Safety and cleanliness are two of our highest priorities, and we’re proud of our wonderful Meridian communities.

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What Is There To Do Outdoors?

Since it’s located in the heart of the Treasure Valley, Meridian hosts a multitude of amazing outdoor experiences. In Meridian, you’re close to the Boise Foothills, Bogus Basin, Lucky Peak, Zoo Boise, and much more. But don’t think you have to leave Meridian to enjoy the outdoors! The Western Heritage Historic Byway begins in Meridian, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park and its fabulous arboretum are at your doorstep, and Settlers Park and its many amenities are at your disposal. For more full throttle family fun, Roaring Springs has you covered. And, just seven miles outside of Meridian, Eagle Island State Park is ready to welcome you with open arms. So, whether you want to stay in Meridian, or travel outside the city limits, there are a wide variety of outdoor activities for you to enjoy.

Western Heritage Historic Byway

The Western Heritage Historic Byway is a historical, scenic byway that starts in the Meridian area. From Meridian, take Highway 69 from exit 44 of I-84, There, you’ll experience 8 scenic miles to East Avalon Avenue in Kuna, and then 21 miles through the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area to Swan Falls Dam. This byway showcases Idaho’s natural sagebrush lands and canyon rims, as well as a spectacular view of the Owyhee Mountains. At certain times of year, it’s also an amazing place to spot birds of prey. There are also trails, museums, parks, and more waiting for you to visit them. The Western Heritage Historic Byway is always worth a day trip.

The Western Heritage Historic Byway offers amazing views of the Owyhee Mountains and surrounding areas
Rafters floating the river as it cuts through the Owyhee Mountains.

NEARBY PARKS

Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park is a perfect example of the beautiful, well-maintained parks spread throughout Meridian. Located at 1900 N. Records Avenue, the park features a bandshell and amphitheater for live music and other events, a community garden, basketball court, a fishing pond, the Rock of Honor Memorial Monument for Veterans, interpretive art displays, and plenty of play areas for the kids. It’s a great place to exercise, enjoy a leisurely stroll, catch a local event, and spend quality time with your family. Make sure you visit Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park’s tremendous tree arboretum before you leave.

For Meridian families who enjoy sports and adventure at any time of the year, the 57 acre Settler’s Park is a favorite location. Conveniently housed at 3245 N. Meridian Road, Settler’s Park boasts horseshoe courts, baseball fields, a splash pad, a disc golf course (available even in the winter!), tennis courts, and Idaho’s first universally accessible playground. There are also monuments, picnic shelters for rent, places to barbecue, and even fishing opportunities. If you enjoy sports and outdoor leisure activities, Settler’s Park is perfect for your family.

There are tons of amazing outdoor recreation opportunities available year-round in the Meridian city parks.
Tennis is just one of the many free amenities offered at Settler’s Park.

WATER ACTIVITIES

Roaring Springs is an outdoor water park that features a large variety of waterslides, a wave pool, lazy river rafting, concessions, and much more. The new Bearfoot Bay is perfect for kids, and boasts animal-themed play features, cabanas, a large wading pool, and plenty of shade for relaxing parents. Thrill seekers can enjoy Corkscrew Cavern, The Cliffhanger, Viper’s Vortex, and Thunder Falls. Whether you want to relax or enjoy high-octane waterslides, Roaring Springs is a brilliant outdoor destination in Meridian.

Located just seven miles outside Meridian, on the southwest outskirts of Eagle, Eagle Island State Park is a pleasure to explore. This 547 acre park is bordered by two channels of the Boise river, and is a cherished destination for hikers, cyclists, and anyone who enjoys a trail experience. Eagle Island State Park’s five miles of trails are also enjoyed by animal lovers-- you’ll often see horseback riders along people taking their dogs on a lively outing. The park also features a disc golf course, water slide, and swimming beach. Water activities, such as fishing and paddleboarding, are also popular among Treasure Valley residents. In addition, Eagle Island State Park regularly hosts live music throughout the warm months of the year.

During the winter months, Eagle Island State Park still offers plenty of opportunities for family fun through the Gateway Park. Gateway Parks creates affordable, local opportunities for families to enjoy the snow. Tubing and skiing are a must at this snow-filled oasis. The runs are well maintained and the park is convenient to the entire area. So strap on the snow gear and get ready to spend a winter day at the park like never had before.

Eagle Island State Park is a haven for those looking for outdoor and water recreation options.
A young paddle boarder takes advantage of the open waters at Eagle Island State Park.

Fun Fact

The 1980 Clint Eastwood film Bronco Billy was filmed in Meridian.

What Opportunities Are There to Grow and Learn?

In Meridian, educational opportunities are growing right alongside the city itself. Meridian is an excellent place to educate your children, with plenty of opportunities in public schools and elsewhere. The West Ada School District is the largest in the state, and the high school graduation rate in Meridian is over 95%-- well above the natural average. Meridian also offers a multitude of educational opportunities for adults, with easy commutes to Boise State University, The Idaho State University satellite campus, College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, and more. Located just a few miles away in Nampa, College of Western Idaho is Idaho’s largest community college.

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    Meridian, 83646
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COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO

College of Western Idaho offers convenient classes for individuals who want an associate’s degree, continuing education opportunities, trade skills, and fast-track career opportunities. It’s a public community college that emphasizes open access and affordability. Because of its price and accessibility, CWI gives educational opportunities to many traditional and non-traditional students, many of whom work full time jobs.

CWI boasts over 60 professional technical programs and academic transfer programs that lead to an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science Degree, an Associate of Applied Science degree, and many certificates.

The College of Western Idaho’s campus life is robust, as well. Many CWI students participate in skills-based, competitive organizations and clubs such as Speech and Debate, Business Professionals of America, and SkillsUSA.

Whether you want to learn a trade, get a degree, or seek advancement in your career, CWI is waiting for you just a short distance away in Nampa.

  • Graduation Cap 24,000 Students
  • US Flag All 50 States Represented
  • Graduation Cap 60 Foreign Countries Represented
  • Graduation Cap 200 Areas of Study
  • Graduation Cap 260+ Student Clubs

Fun Fact

Irrigation districts such as the Settlers and Nampa-Meridian irrigation districts have been serving the city since the late 1800s! When they arrived in Meridian, settlers didn’t know about flow irrigation, but they figured it out quickly. Their hard work and resourcefulness still serves us to this day.

Where To Find The Best Eats & Drinks?

Great food and drinks are a modern Treasure Valley tradition. With a mix of innovative high end restaurants, family-owned comfort food spots, and exciting nightlife destinations, Meridian shines with some of the brightest gastronomic experiences the Valley has to offer.

Great restaurants, breweries, and wineries are just a short drive away from all of our CBH Homes communities in Meridian. Though Boise and Nampa feature their share of great eats and drinks, you never have to leave the city for a night of great food and beverages.

Meridian is quickly become a diverse landscape of eateries.
Established and new restaurants with fresh and unique options are tucked around every corner.

NIGHTLIFE

In addition to great dining, Meridian has plenty of nightlife opportunities, as well. Upscale wine bars, lively brew pubs, bars with live music, and relaxing lounges are all at your fingertips. No matter your after-dark tastes, there’s an establishment to suit your needs right here in Meridian.

Remember, Boise is also just a short drive away. Boise features a thriving brewery and winery scene, and boasts some of the best locally made libations you can find anywhere in the country.

The local nightlife scene in Meridian has something for everyone, including saloons and dance clubs
A group cheers during a night on the town.

Breweries and Wineries in Meridian

Meridian Graps Ready to Become Wine
Meridian breweries ensure that every pint comes out perfect.

Fun Fact

Vern Law, former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and winner of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, was born in Meridian.

What Are The Can't Miss Things To Do?

Art and culture are thriving in Meridian and, with Boise and Nampa nearby, you’ll never run out of fun things to do and new things to experience. The Village at Meridian offers a range of family-friendly and upscale activities. Meridian Speedway provides auto enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers with plenty of earsplitting fun. And, for a more calming experience, the Meridian Symphony and Linder Farms are right in your backyard.

THE VILLAGE

The perfect gathering place for friends and family, The Village at Meridian features upscale apparel and specialty retail, fine restaurants and cafes, Village Cinemas, and luxury office space. Designed with European style architecture, the buildings and tree-lined village streets surround a park setting complete with a children's play area and world-class show fountain with hourly shows choreographed to lights and music.

When the chilly winds of winter roll through the Treasure Valley, things just start heating up at The Village in Meridian. Sure, the show fountain may get a few icicles on it, but the real eye-catching ice is in the skating rink. Each year, The Village sets up a beautiful ice skating rink right in the center of the plaza. This winter experience gives families an opportunity to rent a pair of skates and hit the ice between grabbing dinner, shopping or catching a show at the theatre.

The Village in Meridian
World-class hourly fountain shows choreographed to lights and music.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY

Meridian Speedway is an outdoor race track that features both asphalt and dirt track auto races. Its stadium style seating gives every speed enthusiast a great view of the action. If you enjoy auto racing of any sort, Meridian Speedway offers a huge source for excitement with just a short drive.

Intense races and engines revving create a high energy atmosphere at the Meridian Speedway
The checkered flag sits ready to wave home the win at the Meridian Speedway.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Meridian Symphony Orchestra, located at 12400 W McMillan Rd, is a 70 piece ensemble that plays classical favorites, seasonal treasures, and music from around the world. Formed in 1990, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to enriching arts, culture, and community in Meridian and beyond. The Meridian symphony is an all-volunteer organization that plays for the love of music, and features members from all different backgrounds and walks of life. They play concerts throughout the Valley, including an annual concert in the park at the Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park Bandshell.

The Meridian Symphony Orchestra provides the surrounding area with amazing music and one-of-a-kind performances.
A cellist prepares to play during a performance of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.

LINDER FARMS

Linder Farms, located at 7165 S Linder Rd in Meridian, offers a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities for the entire family. In fall, Linder Farms is known for its pumpkin patch and corn maze. They feature pony rides, a petting zoo, and even a mechanical bull! For a nice, relaxing evening out with the family, you can’t do much better than Linder Farms.

Linder Farms is a must visit during the fall to explore the corn maze and pick some of the best pumpkins around.
The perfect pumpkin sits waiting in the patch at Linder Farms.

Fun Fact

In 2015, USA Today listed Meridian as the best place to live-- in the entire country!

Meridian is a great place to live. Its modern, family friendly atmosphere is one of the main reasons it’s growing so quickly. Although it’s connected to Boise, Idaho’s state capital, Meridian is truly a city of its own. Meridian is a safe place with all of the amenities anyone could ever ask for, and boasts its fair share of arts, culture, dining, nightlife, and outdoor experiences. As the city grows, even more educational and economic opportunities will be at your disposal. Above all, though, Meridian is a welcoming place full of great people who care about their community.

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