13 Best Family Neighborhoods in Meridian, ID

13.) Paisley Meadows

Located near the southeast edge of Meridian, Paisley Meadows is known for its impressive network of tree-lined trails and its peaceful, natural landscape. Nearby schools include Sienna Elementary, Victory Middle, and Mountain View High. Distanced from most major shopping and entertainment centers, and running along Meridian’s Ten Mile Creek, Paisley Meadows provides an idyllic balance between the luxuries of suburban life and the natural beauty of Idaho’s landscape.

Most homes here are fairly new, ranging in size from 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms, or 1,800 to 3,195 square feet (Source).

Median Sale Price: $527,400

HOA Fees: $456 Annually (Source).

12.) Sawtooth Creek

This secluded subdivision, located in northwest Meridian, is mere minutes away from schools in the West Ada district but avoids the issue of traffic—no major streets cut through it. Unlike many other neighborhoods in Meridian, Sawtooth Creek also offers prospective homeowners the option of RV garages, cutting off the cost of storing your RV elsewhere or having a garage custom built. Families here enjoy pathways, parks, and a “tot lot” for younger children. Adding to the family-friendly environment, all of Sawtooth Creek’s homes are constructed with automatic lights along the rooflines, providing a welcoming sense of security even at night.

“I like that it’s mostly older people, because it’s quiet and people watch out for each other.”

– Resident

Properties vary from roughly 2,000 to 3,500 square feet, or 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms (Source).

Median Sale Price: $796,500

HOA Fees: $500 Annually (Source)

11.) Saguaro Springs

This clean, quiet area is close to the freeway, Costco, and local schools including Prospect Elementary, Heritage Middle, and Rocky Mountain High (Source). With just around 60 home lots, Saguaro Springs is a tight-knit community of older homes built between 2009 and 2014, ranging widely in style and size (Source). Residents have access to a community pool, family playground, basketball courts, picnic areas, and walking trails. Perhaps its most prominent characteristic, like its neighboring subdivision Saguaro Canyon, is the unique desert-themed design, with massive slabs of red-orange rock, Joshua trees, and assorted cacti and succulents.

Homes average around 2,600 square feet, or 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms (Source).

Median Sale Price: $720,000

HOA Fees: $775 Annually (Source)

10.) Oakwood

Oakwood is located in central southwest Meridian and features a stunning view of the Owyhee Mountains: it’s the best of both worlds, of country and city. Residents love it for the proximity to shopping, dining, schools, and especially entertainment centers like Wahooz, The Village, and Cinemark Theaters (Source).

“Oakwood is close to major roads like Eagle Road, Interstate-84, and Overland Road, making commuting to work or taking the kids to school easy.”


The newer homes and central location give this neighborhood a lively, modern atmosphere. Homes are typically between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet, or 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms.

Median Sale Price: $810,450

HOA Fees: $485 Annually (Source)

9.) Kelly Creek

This northwest subdivision is one of Meridian’s best-kept secrets; it’s a haven for family life. Less than a three-minute drive from four grocery stores, several gorgeous parks, and over twenty places to eat out, Kelly Creek is right in the middle of everything a family could need. It’s also less than a mile from Willow Creek Elementary, Sawtooth Middle, and Rocky Mountain High, making it a great location for families of all sizes and ages. Compared to the newer neighborhoods surrounding it, Kelly Creek is a more mature, settled community, with homes built between 2009 and 2014, and large trees lining well-groomed walkways (Source).

“It’s also got a good community Facebook page that keeps me up to date on most of the relevant community happenings: garage sales, irrigation turning on and off, Easter egg hunts, notices, and important info.”

– Resident


Homes range from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet, making Kelly Creek one of Meridian’s most accessible locations for families of all sizes and incomes.

Median Sale Price: $591,500

HOA Fees: $410 Annually (Source)

8.) Alpine Pointe

Located between Boise and Meridian, Alpine Pointe offers both old and new homes, wide-open spaces, two parks, and a community pool (Source). It’s closer than other Meridian neighborhoods to McMillan and Eagle Road, giving residents quicker access to major shopping, dining, and entertainment areas like The Village. Uniquely, the design of this neighborhood was inspired by the stone and timber of an alpine landscape, as the name implies, featuring bold entry monuments, rugged wooden bridges, and a large pond (Source).

Homes vary widely in size, some with RV garages and others with single-family accommodations.

Median Sale Price: $873,800

HOA Fees: $500 Annually (Source)

7.) Bainbridge

As one of Meridian’s best places to work and play, Bainbridge is close to a variety of recreational facilities, dozens of major local employers, West Ada public schools, and a selection of private schools (Source). Homeowners enjoy various common areas, a community pool, and easy access to the Eagle Island shopping center and state park. In the near future, Bainbridge will also feature a new West Ada elementary school and a Meridian City Neighborhood Park (Source). One of its best selling points is the wide selection of home builders and property designs.

Square footage varies from 1,400 to 4,000, or 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms (Source).

Median Sale Price: $550,000.00

HOA Fees: $605 Annually (Source)

6.) Settlers Bridge

A welcoming, beautiful community in northeast Meridian, Settlers Bridge offers residential families walking paths, playgrounds, and a community pool (Source). Built between 2005 and 2015, it has mature landscapes and a well-established sense of community. While the HOA fees may be a bit higher than those of surrounding areas, the HOA does provide lawn maintenance and snow removal, as well as a fishing pond and a skate park (Source).

“Settlers Bridge, often described as quaint and charming, will continue to be a highly desired community for years to come.”


Properties in Settlers Bridge are typically around 2,450 square feet, or 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms.

Median Sale Price: $540,000 (Source)

HOA Fees: $625 for 2022 (Source)

5.) Lochsa Falls

Named after one of Idaho’s major white-water rafting rivers, Lochsa Falls is a fantastic place to settle down. This community was developed in 2003, but the area continues to develop and renovate, giving it both a nostalgic and modern sense of quality (Source). Perhaps the most well-known aspects of this beautiful subdivision are its stunning water features; the two neighborhood entrances present massive, man-made waterfalls, and the central roundabout exhibits two more waterfalls on either end of a sparkling pond, surrounded by pine trees and flowers. Residents enjoy a daily view of these hallmark cascades, as well as grassy hills, freshly paved walkways, and a dog-friendly park.

“This community developed a great reputation for being a quality neighborhood, well designed with beautiful parks and streetscapes.”


Homes vary in size from 1750 to 5100 square feet, or 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms.

Median Sale Price: $555,000

HOA Fees: $630 Annually (Source)

4.) Spurwing Greens

Few neighborhoods can hold a candle to Spurwing’s walking paths. Surrounding one of Idaho’s largest and newest golf courses, this neighborhood and its amenities feel more like a resort than your typical place to live. And if you think Lochsa Falls’ water features were stunning, wait until you see Spurwing’s massive ponds and fountains. Designed by some of the most distinguished home builders in the Treasure Valley, this neighborhood promotes a peaceful, private lifestyle. In addition to the pristine landscape, homeowners enjoy a Lifestyle Membership in Spurwing’s Club, which includes full access to clubhouses, restaurants, fitness rooms, tennis courts, and all sorts of social activities and holiday events (Source).

“The Club swimming pool was really nice…they bring you ice cold water when you enter, and take your order for anything you would like off the menu. It also has a high dive which my grandkids love. The neighbors are very friendly and engage with one another; it’s a very family-friendly neighborhood.”

– Resident

Spurwing’s homes vary widely in size, from 5,000 to nearly 20,000 square feet.

Median Sale Price: $860,500

HOA Fees: $900 Annually (Source)

3.) Tuscany

This one-of-a-kind neighborhood is one of Meridian’s closest to Boise, being only a 12-minute drive before you’re downtown, enjoying the sites of the city! (Source) It’s also near Sienna Elementary, Lake Hazel Middle School, and Mountain View High. In addition to its ideal location, Tuscany offers residents fantastic amenities, considering the comparative HOA fees:

“Four swimming pools, a luxury Clubhouse, 3 man-made lakes, tot lots, basketball court, a school right in our neighborhood and the 8-acre Meridian City Park.”


Homes range from roughly 1,500 to 3,500 square feet.

Median Sale Price: $520,000

HOA Fees: $410 Annually (Source).

2.) Bridgetower

This northwest subdivision is one of Meridian’s best-designed neighborhoods. Residents love the landscaping, as there is a high standard for street layout, organization, and maintenance. The family-friendly area contains community pools, bike trails, ponds and water features, lush green walkways, elevated views, and proximity to shopping, dining, church buildings, and schools–some of which are within the neighborhood itself. Families will be conveniently close to Ponderosa Elementary, Meridian Middle, and Meridian High. All of this and more can perfectly explain the well-known mantra that inspired neighborhood’s design: “Live, Shop, Play!” (Source).

“Your morning workout requires only a good pair of sneakers and you are ready to enjoy 56 acres of open space. Paths connect spectacular water features and garden courtyards.”


Home sizes range from 1,500 to 3,700 square feet, or 3 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms.

Median Sale Price: $670,000

HOA Fees: $720 Annually (Source)

1.) Paramount

True to its name, Paramount encapsulates everything ideal in family life. Located in the middle of most of the aforementioned neighborhoods, shopping areas, and schools, Paramount is a master-planned community, carefully designed to integrate families’ needs into the layout and features of the neighborhood. Homeowners enjoy access to three community pools, a clubhouse and fitness facility, miles of walking pathways surrounding parks and ponds, fiber optics, pressurized irrigation, retail and professional services within the neighborhood, and direct access to most of Meridian’s main roads (Source).

Paramount is Meridian’s most comprehensive master-planned community. Virtually everything within our mile-square boundary—both residential and commercial—has been planned in advance to existing in harmony with the elements around it. Strong architectural and quality controls are in place to protect your home’s value and the integrity of the community.”


Homes range from 4,700 to 15,000 square feet.

Median Sale Price: $675,000

HOA Fees: $605 to $930 Annually (Source).

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