Retire in Meridian, ID

Livability Score
57
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
81025
Median Househould Income
63225
Median Age
34.1
65 Years and Over
8061
Median Home Value
186400
Unemployed
2900
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Epi's A Basque Restaurant

As always, this little family run gem never disappoints. Last night I had the following: Ham croquetas. Little round balls (think Schwetty), of yummy,...

2. Happy Teriyaki - Meridian

Excellent food, fair prices, good-sized portions and very friendly staff - what else to ask for? I've been back - and back..... Happy Teriyaki is well...

3. Soup Kettle Grille

Just had dinner here and it was really great. It was nice to be able to sample the soups before ordering. We ordered Tomato basil soup with a Reuben and...

4. Fat Guy's Fresh Deli

Have you ever been treated like family by a stranger? Have you ever smelled the aroma of 10 pounds of recently cooked bacon? Have you ever interacted with...

5. Moe Joe's Breakfast Eatery

Moe Joe's food was delicious! I've been twice and had the Chorizo Hash and the country fried steak both with a homemade biscuit and marion berry jam. It was...

Golf
1. Shadow Valley Golf Course

Another one of my favorite courses in Boise.... I truly enjoy the front nine more than the back nine, however, both nines tend to efficiently and...

2. Falcon Crest Golf Course

Man, I really enjoy golfing here. They have 3 courses with a total of 36 holes. They have their main course which is super fun with beautiful landscape...

3. Quail Hollow Golf Club

I have not been since they opened this new restaurant of theirs.... However, I don't need that in order to give them a five star review. This course is...

4. Ridgecrest Golf Club

The overall condition of the golf course is excellent....fast greens, good fairways and challenging rough. The driving range is best around 11 am - 4 pm...

5. River Birch Golf Course

Reasonable rates, a pleasantly challenging course and friendly people. That sums up River Birch. It was on a whim we went there but glad we did and plan on...

Active
1. Idaho River Sports

We rented 2 SUP's (stand-up paddle boards) at Idaho River Sports yesterday. They were very busy, but still were very helpful and got us set up with a...

2. Settlers Park

This is by far the coolest park I've been to for kiddos! They have tons of picnic areas, a few covered and appeared to be reservable. There is a large...

3. Storey Bark Park

oh my gosh what a great park. We went to use the dog park. They have one for large dogs and or for small. We were the only ones in the small park, It...

4. Roaring Springs Waterpark

Fun, Fun, Fun! It was everything we were hoping for. We drove for 6 hours to get there and we weren't disappointed. We stayed the whole day and it was a...

5. Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park

This is a great park for walking, running, or on weekdays when it is not crowded, riding a bike for exercise around the park's perimeter. It is also nice to...

Arts
1. Grinkers Grand Palace

Truly one of the hidden gems in our area. What is Grinkers Grand Palace? It's the most radest, awesomeness, tubular, and coolest place ever. Sounds like a...

2. The Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey

I had no idea birds of prey were so cool until visiting this center. There is a short video to watch which is followed by a Q&A with two different birds....

3. The Flicks: Rick's Cafe Americain

The Flicks is easily my favorite movie theater in Boise. A large part of that is their specialization in independent films, i.e., the ones with believable,...

4. Reel Theatres

You cannot beat dollar movies on Tuesday! It's clean, friendly, lots of parking, even Boise Fry co across the parking lot. Yeah, you have to wait a few...

5. Spacebar Arcade

Serious good vibes here! I have been to my share of arcade bars and even though it is on the smaller side, Space Bar tops them all! -Beer and wine only,...

Shopping
1. The Village at Meridian

I think the Village is a great place to bring out of town guests or meet up with friends or family. For those that have never been, it's like an outdoor...

2. Paperie and Pen

I thought this shop was a chain, since it is so dang put together and cute, but no it's a local place from good ole Boise, even better! These gals put...

3. Fleet Feet Sports Meridian

What great service. The co-owner checked out my gate and recommended several shoes for me. I tried a completely different brand than I was used to and she...

4. Piggy Pigs Pottery

Great place with amazing service and awesome staff. For the creative in you, an awesome place. Wish we had something like this where I live in Las Vegas.

5. Lush

I discovered Lush when a friend gifted me with a bath bomb for my birthday last fall. Since then, I found their location at the Village and am there at...

Health
1. Casa Bella Salon and Spa

Went in for Pedicures and were delighted with the service and friendliness of our techs. Prompt service. It was nice being off in a separate...

2. Back 2 Health Chiropractic

Dr. Anderson is one of the best! She really takes her time to see what issues you are having and then gives you a plan and schedule to fix them. Yes, I said...

3. Vitality Acupuncture

I am a picky consumer, and I'm totally THRILLED to have found Vitality Acupuncture!!! Great value for the service and outcome. I am a newcomer to ID, and I...

4. Blue Creek Endodontics

Dr. Eaton was very professional in the manner in which he administered to my family. The staff, was friendly and I was surprised to find an atmosphere...

5. Jarvis Dental

Alright. Nobody like going to the dentist. Myself included. This place, however, is the exception! Having just moved to Boise from California, I took a...

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