Fun for Families

Brundage Mountain Resort boasts “the best snow in Idaho” and is a favorite for local skiers and snowboarders. During the summer months, it hosts mountain bikers who take the chair lift to the top of the mountain before speeding down as well as hikers who enjoy the wildflowers and amazing views.

Ponderosa State Park, which covers about 1,000 acres of a peninsula that overlooks Payette Lake, is a celebrated spot for hiking. Get your heart rate up and catch the sunset over the lake before taking the kids to old-school burger joint My Father’s Place.

The McCall Winter Carnival, a tradition that stretches back generations, transforms this town into a winter wonderland with carved snow sculptures and parades — be prepared for crowds, because this week-long festival attracts 60,000 people!

Buying in a Vacation Town

Despite its raging popularity, McCall is still a small town that counts fewer than 3,000 full-time residents. It’s an easy drive from the Treasure Valley on Highway 55 — less than two hours — which makes it a great getaway any time of year.

McCall is a great place for a second home. For more than 100 years, Idahoans have been camping, hiking, and boating in this beautiful spot. It’s a great place to build a legacy that you can pass down to your children and grandkids.

Parks and Markets

Throughout the city are 19 public parks including Settlers Park, which hosts free outdoor movies and live music during the summer months. Many of the parks have fun splash pads or swimming pools.

Locals peruse the Meridian Main Street Farmers Market at City Hall Plaza on Saturday mornings from the end of June through September. The market offers locally grown produce, homemade goodies, and handmade arts and crafts.

Built for Business

Meridian is booming with rapidly growing companies, organizations, and industries. Careful planning and development between the City of Meridian and Idaho State University has resulted in Meridian’s Medical Core. This has set Meridian on the road to becoming one of the nation’s elite health-and-science industry hubs. Meridian is home to Blue Cross of Idaho, St. Luke’s full-service acute-care campus, ISU’s Meridian Health Science Center, and Idaho’s first medical school – Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) – which started instruction in 2018. The addition of ICOM to Meridian’s medical core is expected to attract a wealth of new businesses, employ more than 90 senior instructors, and train physicians to care for people in a five-state region.

Along with the health-and-science industry boom, Meridian is the center of retail and commercial development. Hundreds of retail merchants, professional services, and recreation venues are seeing the value of doing business in Meridian. It’s easy to attract good employees with its convenient access to Interstate 84 and Highway 55, the proximity to outdoor recreation, low cost of living, excellent schools, and beautiful neighborhoods.

Meridian is a thriving community, centrally located in the Treasure Valley. It’s easy to see why it is the fastest growing city in the state of Idaho.