Northwest Meridian is the fastest growing, the largest and the most populated area of Meridian. Many diverse newer planned developments and medium to high end neighborhoods fill the area. Older neighborhoods exist closer to the Downtown Meridian. Parks, soccer facilities, golf courses, walking and biking trails abound. Surrounding high end, large lot developments near Ten Mile and Chinden provide higher priced buyers options typically found only in Eagle and North Boise. New retail development along with the Meridian LDS Temple now stand just north of the Linder Rd/Chinden Ave intersection. Further west the area is more rural with a country feel with small acreages, farming and Equestrian properties. This area borders I-84 on the south, the Ada-Canyon County line on the west and Meridian Road on the east. Shopping access is adequate and becoming better daily with new retailers moving in. Access to I-84 is typically 10-15 minutes with interchanges at Meridian and Ten Mile roads. In general traffic congestion is worse than other areas of Meridian. Typical Commutes to Downtown Boise are 20-35 minutes depending on time of day and route taken.