Meridian, Idaho Named #10 Fastest Growing City

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!

 

Meridian, Idaho Grows Up

In 1994, the population of Meridian, Idaho stood at a mere 15,671 residents and Meridian was Idaho’s 10th largest city.

When I moved to the Boise area in 2000, Meridian was still a sleepy little former farm town, but there was a sense that something big was about to happen.

At that time, Meridian’s population was around 30,000 residents, Eagle Road had a few stoplights, and Northwest Meridian had not yet been developed.

Now, 14 years later, Meridian has grown into Idaho’s 2nd largest city with a population of about 85,000.

Northwest Meridian is now home (pardon the pun) to thousands of new homes in scores of new subdivisions.

Main roads (built on section lines one mile apart) have been widened to accommodate the ever-growing traffic and more of those roads will be widened in the future.

And, many more stoplights have been installed up and down Eagle Road, along with medians to control traffic.

Building permits are a good indicator of growth and Meridian has issued twice as many permits as Boise over the past 10 years.

While some complain about the growth, we’re fortunate to live in an area that’s thriving and alive with progress.

Many areas of the U.S. would love to enjoy our prosperity and economic good health.

 

Edie’s Home Is Now For Sale

I have just listed this home that’s owned by one of my favorite clients who’s in her eighties.

I helped Edie buy this home 11 years ago when it was brand-new and have visited her regularly since then.

When I dropped by to see Edie a month ago, it was apparent that it was time for her to move to assisted living.

She has now moved  and I completed updating the interior this past week with beautiful new light tan paint and new carpeting throughout.

If you know of someone who’s looking for a one-owner home in immaculate condition, call me at (208)938-5533 or e-mail me.

At $146,500, this home will sell very quickly!

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