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  • Writer's pictureJenna King


There is a reason why Meridian, Idaho, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States—it’s affordable, family-friendly, and just minutes away from all that the Treasure Valley has to offer. In fact, the city grew from 75,000 residents in 2010 to more than 117,000 in 2020. Just north of Highway 84 is the area known specifically as North Meridian. The area bumps against Boise to the east and Eagle to the north. This section of the city boasts amazing shopping and other amenities for everyone.

Shopping Opportunities

Eagle Road is one of the busiest roads in the Treasure Valley as it connects all three cities: Eagle, Boise, and Meridian. The road itself is a destination thanks to the numerous shopping and dining spots located along it.

The one major destination is The Village at Meridian. For entertainment, you can catch a movie at the theater (make sure to book the comfy 21+ seats and order a drink!) or roll a strike at Big Al’s. Or tackle a workout at Axiom or Cyclebar. If you want something a little less involved, there’s always plenty of shopping to do and food to eat!

The Village has events year-round to entertain locals. Christmas at the Village is a must-see with an ice skating rink and appearances by Santa Claus.

But life is not always about entertainment. Sometimes you just need groceries, but thankfully, North Meridian offers that as well!

The brand new Costco opened in north Meridian last year; providing a much needed service for local residents. This is only one of three in the Treasure Valley! There is also a Trader Joe’s (one of two in the area) and an expansive Albertson’s at Fairview and Eagle Road. If that is not enough food options for you, then you can always swing by the Boise Co-Op at its Meridian location in the Village.

Family-Friendly Activities

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages to living in North Meridian is for parents. North Meridian has some of the best playgrounds and parks in the Treasure Valley.

Settlers Park is a gathering place for the community. Not only does it boast an accessible playground and splash pad, but it is a sportsman’s mecca with a pond for fishing, tournament-style horseshoe courts, eight softball/baseball fields, and a winter disc golf course. Any kid would be happy to explore the vast Adventure Island playground that includes a sound garden and climbing structures. There are also structures available for rent if you are interested in hosting a party or other get-together at Settlers Park.

Located right behind The Village is Julius M. Kleiner Park. A bandshell/amphitheater provides a spot for live entertainment, while sports options include basketball, bocce ball, fishing, and sand volleyball. Families will enjoy the playground that has areas appropriate for all ages, including a splash pad that operates during the summer months.

If you need an indoor activity or have already exhausted the playgrounds, then the Children’s Museum of Idaho is the place for you. More of a play place than your typical museum, the Children’s Museum of Idaho has numerous hands-on, interactive activities including a shopping mart and a garden to dig in.

Have more questions about North Meridian or the Treasure Valley? Ask the expert! (That’s me!)

If you ever have any questions about the ever-changing marketplace or know someone looking to buy or sell, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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