Meridian, ID 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview

Meridian is a city located in Ada County and the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. Active adults are attracted by the many outdoor activities. 

Climate & Geography

Meridian’s climate is semi-arid with four distinct seasons. December is the wettest month and August is the driest month of the year. The average annual high temperature is in the low 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 40s. The average annual precipitation is about 11 inches of rainfall. 

The majority of Meridian is made up of flat plain in the north central part of Treasure Valley. There are several irrigation canals that run from the south east to the north west. The Boise River runs north of the city and the Snake River runs far south. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Residents enjoy shopping and the restaurants that The Village at Meridian has to offer. There is also a large fountain that puts on a music light show. There’s a great amount of parks throughout the city, such as Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, Storey Bark Park, and Linder Farms to name a few. Galleries are sprinkled throughout for indoor activities. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

The median home cost in Meridian is slightly below the national median. Idaho is tax-friendly towards retirees. Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits are not taxed. Retirement-benefit deductions are offered if you are age 65 or older and receive qualifying retirement benefits. 

Health Care

There are two medical centers and hospitals five or less miles from Meridian. They are Vibra Hospital of Boise and Treasure Valley Hospital. Treasure Valley Hospital is ranked High Performing in knee replacement.

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