About Meridian Idaho

Meridian Idaho is the third-largest city in the state, and it's considered the up-and-coming place to live. Its population has increased by 81.5 percent since 2000, and today more than 75,000 people call Meridian home. Residents enjoy the fact that Meridian offers economic stability as well as the amenities and services that people desire in a thriving community.

With humble beginnings, Meridian was first established as a small village of settlers. About 200 people founded the community, and a creamery quickly became the main source of revenue for the area. Meridian residents are still proud of this part of their heritage, and the community rallies together to celebrate Meridian Dairy Days each summer. Today, the economy is more diversified. Some of the largest employers in the city include Blue Cross of Idaho, the Idaho State Police and Scentsy.

Parents and young families enjoy the fact that their children can attend the Meridian School District. This public school district is the largest system in the state, with 31 elementary schools, 9 middle schools and 11 high schools. The district is proud of its academic accomplishments, boasting a graduation rate of nearly 94 percent. In addition, the district is known for its strong athletics programs.

Meridian ID is known for its recreational opportunities. The people who live here can often be found spending time outdoors. Recreational amenities in the city include Meridian Settlers Regional Park and 17 other public parks. One of the favored pastimes of people in this area is catching an outdoor movie on those warm summer nights at Meridian Settlers Regional Park. The Meridian Speedway as well as local water park Roaring Springs are also major outdoor attractions in the city.