Why Make Meridian Idaho Home Base for Your Retirement

By: Joesph Gruff

Located on the western side of Idaho and part of the greater Boise area, Meridian Idaho is now recognized as a premier location for retirees across the U.S. who are looking for a place to place to live an active lifestyle during their golden years. Also unlike other areas that are experiencing an influx of retiring baby boomers, a Meridian Idaho home is still easily affordable.

Its its prime location and high standard of living that has caught the attention of so many people who are looking for a positive change of pace in their lives and all you have to do is to look at a map to see why. Nevada casinos and nightlife, the Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons National Park and Yellowstone National Park are all withing easy driving distance of this unique city that still retains it small town feel.

With the median price on a two bedroom home in the greater Boise area now standing at just over $200,000, finding a comfortable home that is up to your standards is still not out of reach for the average retiree. As the rest of the U.S. housing market has continued to take a tumble, a Meridian Idaho home is still selling in just sixty-two days on average.

Also, property values have continued to appreciate at an average rate of 12% annually in the greater Boise, Meridian area. Steady, stable value growth has been one of the trademarks of Meridian Idaho homes and properties and it is a trend that shows no sign of changing any time soon.

However; with 18,000 retirees projected to arrive in the greater Boise area over thew next ten years, home prices can only be expected to increase at an even greater rate then in the past. This is why now is the time to look for the best deal on a Meridian Idaho home to live out an active retirement lifestyle in.

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