Meridian, ID

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Meridian, ID Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Meridian Housing Market Information

With a population of 95,623, 31,172 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $302,486, Meridian real estate is some of the most expensive in Idaho, although Meridian home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Meridian, accounting for 87.72% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Meridian include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.63%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.85%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 1.82%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Meridian. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 75.67% of Meridian's homes, and 78.93% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

Meridian homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 53.36% of Meridian's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Meridian real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 43.35%), and between 1940-1969 ( 1.99%). There's also some housing in Meridian built before 1939 ( 1.29%).

Meridian Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Meridian have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 17.28%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Meridian house appreciation rate of 1.61%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Meridian that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Meridian real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Meridian appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.32%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.58% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Meridian. Meridian appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.33%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 18.46%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Meridian's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Idaho, our data show that Meridian's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Idaho.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Meridian differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Meridian - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Meridian real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,441,000 0.5
$1,081,001 - $1,441,000 0.4
$720,001 - $1,081,000 1.9
$576,001 - $720,000 3.6
$432,001 - $576,000 11.1
$288,001 - $432,000 30.8
$144,001 - $288,000 45.0
$72,001 - $144,000 3.9
$0 - $72,000 2.8

Very High for ID
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
18.3941605839416 14.5161290322581

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Meridian Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q1 - 2018 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q2
83.42% 3.33%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,726 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 75.67
Renters 24.33
Vacant 2.06

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 53.4
1970 - 1999 43.3
1940 - 1969 2.0
1939 or Older 1.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 87.7
Townhomes 1.7
Small Apt. Buildings 4.6
Apt. Complexes 3.8
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.74
1 Bedroom 2.49
2 Bedrooms 11.37
3 Bedrooms 49.87
4 Bedrooms 29.06
5 or more bedrooms 6.47