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254 Apartments for rent in Meriden, CT

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Last updated October 16 at 6:52pm UTC
Parkside
51 Park St
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 5:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
3 Bedrooms
$1,185
Victoria Tower
410 East Main Street
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 5:12pm UTC
Studio
$790
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$995
Westfield Glen
145 Harbor Pond Drive
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 5:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
Hillside Gardens
98 Hall Ave
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 5:04pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,175
3 Bedrooms
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Summitwood Village
290 Sams Road
Meriden, CT
Updated October 9 at 3:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
3 Bedrooms
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Meadoway Gardens
10-70 Rose Circle
Meriden, CT
Updated October 9 at 3:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$875
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
3 Bedrooms
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Crestwood Park I
8 Stoddard Dr
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 5:29pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
3 Bedrooms
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Brookside Gardens
737 West Main Street
Meriden, CT
Updated October 9 at 3:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
Meriden Commons
177 State St
Meriden, CT
Updated October 11 at 10:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Summitwood Phase I
80 Sams Road
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 4:52pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
3 Bedrooms
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32 Cook Ave
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 16 at 5:45pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
88 Metacomet Drive
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 16 at 6:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
522 Blackstone Village
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 14 at 3:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
68 Liberty Street
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 13 at 8:54am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,295
167 Suffolk Court
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 12 at 7:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
279 Kesteven Court
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 10 at 10:34am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
132 Wilcox Avenue
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 9 at 11:07pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
65 North Avenue
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 9 at 10:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
787 North Colony Road
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 6 at 3:21am UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
58 Woodley Court 10
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 3 at 10:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
58 Woodley Court 3
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 1 at 1:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
27 Harrison Street
Meriden
Meriden, CT
Updated October 7 at 11:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
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.

Rent Report
Meriden

October 2018 Meriden Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Meriden Rent Report. Meriden rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Meriden rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Meriden rents increased slightly over the past month

Meriden rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Meriden stand at $1,010 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,240 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Meriden's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Meriden rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Meriden, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Meriden is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Meriden's median two-bedroom rent of $1,240 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.0% decline in Meriden.
  • While rents in Meriden fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.6%), Atlanta (+1.4%), and San Francisco (+1.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Meriden than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Meriden.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.