You could also look at houses in Nampa. It's only a few minutes from Meridian and close enough to Boise to enjoy the zoo, large parks, and things like the Discovery Center of Idaho.
I'm not exactly sure what the housing is in Nampa, but it's probably similar to where I am, in Caldwell.
We have a 1200 sq ft house with a huge fenced yard in a very nice neighborhood with a good elem school right down the road. Our house would probably be worth around $135,000 right now.