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Old 11-19-2015, 12:44 AM
 
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Hi!

We are moving to the Boise area(from Alaska) in March. We have been planning this move for years and we know that we will eventually buy a house in meridian. But for the first year, we will be renting. Should we stick to renting in meridian, and if so are there "bad" neighborhoods? Or should we look in a specific part of Boise!? We have a three year old and a one year old, and my husband will be working out of town for a month at a time.

Thank you!
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Some of the older central parts of Meridian are a little run down, but for the most part the city is pretty uniformly nice suburban. Same is true of Boise with the caveat that some of the northwest and southern parts, and a bit of the bench, can be a little run down. Some of Garden City can be a little sketchy too. But other than that, most of Boise and Meridian is pretty clean suburb type living.

I would think about where you're going to be working or are likely to be working and base your decision on having a short commute. If you're working in downtown Boise, for example, I wouldn't recommend northwest Boise, Eagle or north Meridian. Somewhere closer in or somewhere with better freeway access like south Meridian would make for a much quicker commute into downtown.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:19 AM
 
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Thank you!

I will not be working at this time. I'm staying home with my kiddos for at least another year. So is south meridian still probably our best bet? Are there lots of parks everywhere? Where are the best walking trails?
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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Depends. The south part of Meridian has the best freeway access from the western part of Ada County, which is good if you're commuting. But if you're not commuting that's less of a benefit. The best walking trails are going to be to the north where you have better access to the foothills.
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