Where Skiing Is King

The spectacular snow in Sun Valley has always been its main draw. The Sun Valley Resort is comprised of two mountains, Dollar and Bald, that offer both easy runs and heart-stopping thrills. Although some of the richest people in the world come here to play (and to work at the famous Allen and Co. conference, which attracts billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg), the atmosphere is refreshingly unpretentious.

Four-Season Fun

Of course, skiing isn’t the only thing to do in this beautiful neck of the woods. The area is also well known for its highly technical fly fishing, which attracted Ernest Hemingway to the banks of the Wood River (he is buried in the cemetery in Ketchum). Hiking and cycling opportunities abound, as well, and the Sawtooth Mountains are just a short drive north.

Great for Getaways

The Sun Valley area is about three hours from Boise on uncrowded roads. There are many vacation homes available, but also an outstanding selection of condos. Sun Valley is a favorite for retirees who want to continue to live an active, outdoor life.

This gorgeous playground has all of the opportunities of Vail or Aspen with the atmosphere of a charming small town. You’ll love the historic city center of Ketchum, or travel to Hailey (where actor Bruce Willis once owned several businesses) or Bellevue for more affordable housing options.

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.