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Meridian, MS

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Meridian is a balanced city, equal parts old and new, small-town charm and big-city appeal. A community that got its start in the mid-1800s as a tiny village, Meridian has a deeply entrenched sense of heritage and close ties to its natural surroundings. Significant portions of the city are state historical sites, containing architectural examples from several eras. The town's gentle hills and forested northern and southern stretch, in which streams and lakes are common, generate Meridian's uniquely relaxed character.

Meridian Apartments

$730-$830

The Mark
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$559-$679

Oak Manor Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-1.5

$784-$999

The Woodlands
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$290-$519

Lake Forest Estates I & II
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1

$261-$342

Stevenson Landmark Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Meridian, MS is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.05%
  • 6.82%
  • 7.51%
  • Female
  • 7.14%
  • 6.27%
  • 5.62%
$600
is average rent in Meridian, MS
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 5.92%
  • 7.35%
  • 8.5%
34.27%
of units are available for rent in Meridian
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 931
  • 290
  • 708
Getting Around in Meridian, MS

26
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
N/A
Transit Score®
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The average commuter time in Meridian is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.54%
  • 7.39%
  • 0.62%

Around Town Carousels

It is not unusual to spy ornately decorated horses in the cityscape of Meridian. These carousel horses are sprinkled throughout the city, strategically placed in highly visible locations and high-traffic areas. More than 50 in all have been completed, and each was crafted or decorated by a local artist. This public arts campaign also serves as a fundraiser for Hope Village for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing essential services and support to neglected and abused kids. Notably, the city's Highland Park also has a carousel house in which the Carousel from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair resides.

Historic Downtown

Mississippi has a number of old cities, by Meridian takes top marks for its historic downtown. Covering a 19-square-block area, the historic downtown district contains buildings that date from the 1870s to the late 1950s. A major highlight in the district is the 16-story Threefoot Building, Meridian's oldest and tallest skyscraper, completed in 1929. In addition to downtown, Meridian has eight other substantial historic districts spread throughout the center part of the city. These include business, municipal, and residential sites of historical importance, also representing nearly two centuries of Meridian history and architecture.

Bonita Lakes

Outdoor urban living meets backwoods authenticity at Bonita Lakes city park on Meridian's southeast side. This is a 3,300-acre park in which admission is free, and visitors have an incredible selection of activities from which to choose. As its name implies, the park contains three, beautiful lakes, where fishing and boating are both popular. There is an extensive network of primitive nature trails in the park for hiking and horseback riding as well as a paved track for walkers and runners. The 18-hole Lakeview Golf Course is also among the park's big attractions.