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91 apartments for rent near Meriden, CT

Last updated April 24 at 9:14PM
882 North Colony Road Unit #31
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated April 22 at 10:15AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
46 Park Ave
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated March 20 at 1:12PM
2 Bedrooms
$850
787 Colony Rd
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated April 4 at 6:05AM
1 Bedroom
$850
142 Cottage St
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated April 13 at 6:51PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
84 Broad St
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated April 19 at 7:49AM
22 Bedrooms
$800
930 Old Colony Rd
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated April 19 at 7:50AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Results within 1 miles of Meriden, CT
46 Angela Dr
, CT
Updated April 14 at 6:45AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,499
Results within 5 miles of Meriden, CT
Century Hills Luxury Apartments
98 Cold Spring Rd
Middletown, CT
Updated April 24 at 9:12PM
1 Bedroom
$1,125
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
3 Bedrooms
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Middletown Ridge
102 Town Brooke
Middletown, CT
Updated April 24 at 9:14PM
1 Bedroom
$929
2 Bedrooms
$1,487
3 Bedrooms
$1,602
Middletown Brooke
100 Town Brooke
Middletown, CT
Updated April 24 at 9:14PM
1 Bedroom
$939
2 Bedrooms
$1,263
435 Robin Ct
, CT
Updated March 25 at 5:09AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
77 Chapel St
, CT
Updated April 14 at 6:45AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
36 Sherrill St
New Britain
New Britain, CT
Updated April 14 at 6:46AM
2 Bedrooms
$950
23 South St. (Apt. 2-West)
Wallingford Center
Wallingford Center, CT
Updated April 18 at 12:50PM
2 Bedrooms
$900
12 Ives Hill Ct
, CT
Updated March 28 at 12:59PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
65 High St
New Britain
New Britain, CT
Updated March 28 at 1:00PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1117 Waterbury Road #2B
, CT
Updated April 20 at 9:59AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
526 High Street
Middletown
Middletown, CT
Updated April 4 at 11:36AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
254 Ward St
Wallingford Center
Wallingford Center, CT
Updated April 8 at 1:35PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
141 Windward Pl
, CT
Updated April 5 at 2:18PM
5 Bedrooms
$4,000
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City Guide
Meriden
Finding an Apartment

Home hunters can breathe easy in Meriden. Unless you are very particular about a specific locale or apartment, getting a house is relatively easy. This is mainly owing to the city having invested in over 1,000 new single-family homes and apartments over the last ten years. Many neighborhoods in the urban core have vacancy rates hovering around 20%, but it is relatively tougher to get into the more affluent suburbs. Vacancy rates there hover anywhere between 0.5% and 5%.

What Do You need?

Just because many neighborhoods of Meriden have high vacancy rates, it does not mean that you can take house hunting for granted. Getting that apartment or home of your choice, close to your place of work or your children’s school would would still take some effort. Vacancy rates in the most desired neighborhoods are nothing to write home about either. As elsewhere, it helps to wear a professional demeanor, seek out and review apartments systematically, and have credentials in place to impress the landlord.

Neighborhoods

The Eastern Suburbs (Baldwin Avenue and Mattabasset Drive): If you fancy the small to medium sized single-family homes and townhomes of the eastern suburbs, head to Baldwin Avenue and Mattabasset Drive. Most homes are owner occupied, lending stability, and as much as four out of every ten people here are employed as managers and executives. $$$$

The Eastern Suburbs (Research Parkway / E. Main Street): If a post neighborhood is your cup of tea, then head south to Research Parkway or E. Main Street. Be warned though. This is a highly affluent area, with just about all homes occupied by its owners and vacancy rates are next to nothing. $$$$$

The Urban Core: Meriden mirrors many US cities, where the affluent middle and upper class have migrated to the suburbs, leaving the dense urban core populated predominantly by industrial and other workers. However, living in the downtown and the urban core has its own advantages: public transportation, shops and most amenities are within easy walking reach. The urban core is also for you if you value diversity. A very high proportion of the populace have Puerto Rican, Polish and Italian origins. Now the best part: with most apartments here renter occupied, you enjoy lower rents and relatively high vacancy rates to boot. The City Center comes in as the most budget friendly. $$

Washington Park Area: Not all of the high society has migrated to the suburbs. If you want to live inside the urban core and yet live the high life full of urban sophistry, complete with arts, theater, weekend dinner with aged wine and more, the area around Washington Park, specifically Gravel Street - Liberty Street – South Broad Street and Gypsy Lane is for you. Since these neighborhoods combine the best of both worlds, assume the vacancy rates to be naturally low. $$$

N. Colony Road - Hicks Avenue: If you are seeking a bargain in the suburbs, head to N. Colony Road or Hicks Avenue. Most homes here are owner-occupied, and the owners happen to be affluent. Yet rentals are modest and the vacancy rates are surprisingly high for its class, at 6.8%. $$$

South Meriden: The suburban neighborhood of South Meriden, also known as Diamond Hill, is the area to be if you seek out the multiple combinations of high safety, quaint and peaceful open spaces and low rental rates. However, this is not exactly classified information, and as such, vacancy rates here are the lowest in Meriden, at 2.3%. $

Hubbard Park Area: The suburban neighborhood of Hubbard Park, comprised of W. Main Street and Smithfield Avenue, close to the Cheshire-Southington border, is a nice and quaint area, with moderate rentals and vacancy rates. $$$

Life in Meriden

A combination of good schools, excellent recreation facilities and top-notch healthcare provide Meriden residents with a high quality of life. Meriden has 3,000 acres of parkland, including the expansive Hubert Park, which makes it the largest municipal park system in New England. The downtown ice skating rink, public swimming pools, golf clubs and hiking trails offer plenty of things to do for restless souls, and with a young population (the median age is 37.7 years), there are many. Shopaholics are not left out either. The Westfield Meriden shopping center offers over 150 retail and dining establishments of various hues

The city has two nationally accredited high schools, four blue ribbon elementary schools and one middle school. The Middlesex community college offers 50 different courses. The fabled Yale University is not too far away either.

Meriden has a cost of living index of 115. While this is about 15% higher than the average for the U.S., it compares favorably with Hartford’s score of 133. The unemployment rate is only 8.70% though, just slightly above the US average of 8.60%. Meriden is a self-sustaining town, with its own IT and enterprise zone. You wouldn’t want to settle in Meriden for its public transportation though. About 85% of the working population drive to work. At best, you can hope for a car pool.
Chances are that you would have heard horror stories about urban decay in Meriden, especially crime and drugs. While there are definitely some areas best avoided, the situation is not as bad as you think. In fact, it is no more dangerous than anywhere else in America and the fact that the city enjoyed a population growth of 4.5% over the last decade stands testimony to this fact.