Meridian is considered the up-and-coming place to live. Residents enjoy the fact that Meridian offers economic stability as well as the amenities and services that people desire in a thriving community. Some of the largest employers in the city include Blue Cross of Idaho, the Idaho State Police and Scentsy. Meridian is known for its recreational opportunities. The people who live here can often be found spending time outdoors. Recreational amenities in the city include Meridian Settlers Regional Park and 17 other public parks. The Meridian Speedway, as well as local water park Roaring Springs, are major outdoor attractions in the city.