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Meridian Apartments For Rent
“A Better Longitude on Life” is waiting for you in Meridian. Located in the central, eastern part of Mississippi, just off the coast, the city is in the North Central Hills region. Meridian has a total area of 45.9 square miles and a 2010 population of more than 41,000. As the sixth largest city in Mississippi, Meridian is a small but modern city with some fantastic historic sites.
In 1830 the United States gained ownership to present-day Meridian through the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. The area’s first settler was Richard McLemore. To attract more people to the area, he gave away land. In 1853 the land was all bought by two men who are known as Meridian’s founders. Seven years later, in 1860, the city of Meridian was incorporated. Following the conclusion of the Civil War, Meridian saw a boom in industry and population from 1880-1910 due to the railroads.
From 1890-1930, Meridian was the largest city in the state, as well as the center of manufacturing in the South. While the boom continued during the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression, there was a decrease after the depression. However, the importance of railroads were vital during WWII, making Meridian the rail center of the region once again, lasting until the 1950s when highways gained popularity.
Things to Do in Meridian:
There are some pretty fun and interesting things to do after renting an apartment in Meridian. As a newcomer to the city, you’ll have the opportunity to explore all of the attractions, arts and culture, shopping venues, restaurants, and outdoor recreation in Meridian.
The attractions in Meridian can be entertaining and enlightening. The First Presbyterian Church of Meridian is a historic church from 1913, made in the Gothic Revival style. The Meridian Museum of Art is a state landmark, a historic location, and the main source of art in the region. See the Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center’s Walk of Fame Stars that honor greats such as Country Music star Jimmie Rodgers and actor Morgan Freeman.
Arts and culture in Meridian includes art galleries, museums, and performing arts companies. The Jimmie Rodgers Museum is a look into the life and career of the “Father of Country Music.” See the eclectic collection of art on display at the Cartmell Gallery. Hear the traditional sounds of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. Art comes in a very different form through the Dentzel Carousel – a national treasure, built in 1909 with hand-carved wood and brass animals.
Get outdoors in Meridian and enjoy various recreational activities. Binachi Shooting Sports offers state-of-the-art ranges and beautiful terrain. Enjoy golfing and swimming at the semi-private Briarwood Golf Club. See the little ones hit, run, and slide into home plate at Crestwood Fields. Go jogging, walking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding around the Long Creek Reservoir and Bonita Lakes. Youth and adults can play on the lighted courts at the Northeast Park Tennis Center.
There is a variety of restaurants in Meridian, ranging from ethnic, fast food, and fine dining. Take a seat at Nick & Al’s New York Pizzeria for a casual meal with your family or friends. Grab some sushi for lunch or dinner at Oishi Japanese Express. Fine dining, fresh produce, and an “inventive menu” can be found at Harvest Grill. Get the best in steak and seafood from Mulligan’s Restaurant & Lounge. Spice up your eating habits at Dobi’s Ragin’ Cajun. Lee’s Donuts has plenty of sweet treats for you to indulge in.
What to Consider When Moving to Meridian:
Meridian has nine historic districts, all with their own characteristics and personalities. The first is the East End Historic District. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in August 1987, this district has a large quantity of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival style homes from 1890-1910. The Highlands Historic District, originally known as Missouri Ridge, began growing in 1883. This area is completely residential with the homes built in Queen Anne, Eastlake, and Colonial Revival architecture. Aside from homes there are three churches, a daycare, and a convenience store in the Highlands district.
The Meridian Downtown Historic District, established in 2005, is a combination of two older historic districts – Meridian Urban Center Historic District and Union Station Historic District, both added in December 1979. The Urban Center portion of the district was the central business area, while the Union Station portion was an industrial area. The history of Meridian can be seen in these districts. The architecture in these districts includes Commercial Minimalist, Italianate, Spanish Colonial Revival, Romanesque, and Art Deco.
The Merrehope Historic District, added to the national register in 1988, has buildings from the late 1880s to 1940 with Queen Anne and Mediterranean Style architecture. This district was heavily inhabited by middle-class African Americans and had many black institutions and strong ties to the black community. The Mid-Town Historic District was registered in 1987. This area contains homes that displayed the wealth of the residents – industrialists, professionals, and merchants – as well as the working class. Most of the buildings were made in Bungalow and Colonial Revival styles.
Poplar Springs Road Historic District is a residential area. The homes in this area are made in the styles of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Mission Revival, and Craftsman Bungalow. There have been hundreds of trees planted in the district that add character to the streets. The West End Historic District contains architecture from 1870 to 1936. Two of the city’s oldest homes are located in this area – a Greek Revival mansion and an Italianate style building, both built in the 1870s.
Why Meridian Apartments Are Hot:
Apartments in Meridian may not have the same cultural and architectural heritage as the historic homes that grace much of the city, but they are still hot and you will love living in any of them. Regardless of where you choose to live, you’ll be in Meridian and that’s the important part. This city is full of history that can still be seen today, but it is also modern, providing you with all the amenities needed and more. If you are moving here alone or with a family, it doesn’t change a thing, all the activities are still available. Visit and explore all of the local museums, attractions, galleries, performing arts shows, outdoor recreation venues, restaurants, and more. Meridian apartments are perfect for starting over and relocating, so get a better longitude on life in Meridian.
- Terrific festivals in Meridian include the Threefoot Arts Festival and the Chunky River Raft Race and Festival.
- Performing arts venues include the Meridian Little Theater, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, and the MSU Riley Center.
- The Depot Historic District covers four city blocks and includes the Meridian Railroad Museum and Union Station.
- The Jimmie Rodgers Museum contains memorabilia of the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, including his original guitar.
- Merrehope is one of Meridian’s only remaining antebellum plantations, built in 1858, and is open for tours.
- The F.W. Williams House was built in 1886 and is an amazing Queen Anne house museum complete with original stained glass.