There’s a new Washington Post article that says Meridian, Idaho is now the 10th fastest-growing city in the U.S., based upon 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data.
Meridian’s population stood at about 30,000 when I moved to the Boise area in 2000.
Back then, virtually all of our section line roads (McMillan, Ustick, Linder, etc.) were two-lane former county roads with stop signs and traffic was light.
Now, many of those roads have been widened to accommodate the inevitable additional traffic resulting from thousands of new homes in the area.
U.S. Census data now pegs Meridian’s population at 83,000+ residents.
Much of Meridian’s growth has occurred in Northwest Meridian, following the extension of city infrastructure to that part of town less than ten years ago.
Despite our growing pains, it’s nice to live in a progressive area that’s alive and growing.
There are many cities in the U.S. who would gladly trade places with us.
We are truly fortunate to live in an area with affordable homes and a very high quality of life!