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Historic charm abounds in eastern central Mississippi

  • Historic
  • Quaint
  • Charming
  • Suburban
  • Peaceful
  • Diverse
  • Scenic

Situated within minutes of the Mississippi-Alabama border, Meridian provides a small-town atmosphere along with a host of modern amenities. Residents enjoy a pervasive historic charm throughout the city, with nine historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Meridian’s downtown area.

Downtown Meridian boasts a bevy of attractions in a walkable environment. Landmarks like the MSU Riley Center, Temple Theater for the Performing Arts, and the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum can all be found downtown in addition to a slew of delectable restaurants, independent shops, and well-preserved buildings.

An outdoor public art exhibit called Around Town Carousels Abound features carousel horse sculptures throughout Meridian, paying homage to the historic Dentzel Carousel in Highland Park. Meridian is also home to the sprawling Bonita Lakes Park, which touts three lakes and miles of trails and green space.

Bonita Lakes Mall provides plenty of shopping opportunities in town, as well as numerous plazas and shopping centers located throughout Meridian. Quick access to I-20 makes getting around from Meridian easy.

Rent Trends

As of October 2018, the average apartment rent in Meridian, MS is $594 for a studio, $598 for one bedroom, $716 for two bedrooms, and $745 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Meridian has increased by 0.8% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 580 $594
1 BR 697 $598
2 BR 981 $716
3 BR 1,208 $745


36 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
44 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Meridian

  1. The Mark Apartment Homes, 1-2 Bed, $809 - 909
  2. New Meridian Estates, 1-3 Bed, $650 - 825
  3. East Gate Apartments, 1-2 Bed, $700 - 810
  4. The Woodlands Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $850 - 1,039
  5. Oak Manor Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $599 - 769
  6. Northwood Place Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $800 - 980
  7. North Gate Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $620 - 830
  8. Landmark Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $600 - 765
  9. NAS Meridian Homes, 3-4 Bed, $1,255 - 1,875
  10. Miller Park, 1 Bed, Call for Rent

Living in Meridian

  • Parks

    With great weather most of the year, Meridian is a great place for golfers. Ideal for newcomers and experienced golfers alike, the city-operated Lakeview Golf Course is a par-70 course opened in 1955. Plus, Lakeview Golf is a great deal. If you walk the course, you can play 18 holes for only $12 during the week and $14 on the weekend. Add a cart and you will still pay less than $25 for a great morning of golf. There are also two fine private courses nearby: Northwood Country Club and Briarwood Country Club.

    There are two wonderful options if you love to fish, swim or just enjoy the great outdoors. Bonita Lakes is a 3,300-acre park situated on three lakes. The beautiful, relatively primitive park features a jogging and walking track, nature trails, horseback riding, paddle boats, picnic facilities, boat ramps and fishing. Entrance to the park is free. Okatibbee Lake is 4,100-acre lake surrounded by seven parks and offers class "A" camping, a motel, a full-service marina, swimming beaches, and other day-use attractions. The fishing is excellent and there is also a large area managed for hunting.

  • Shopping

    The Bonita Lakes Mall is the premier shopping destination in the East Mississippi/West Alabama region. Located just off Interstates 20/59, the mall has four anchor stores: Belk, Dillard's, Sears and J.C. Penney. Here you can also find numerous specialty stores, a food court and a nine-screen United Artists Cinema. Bonita Lakes Mall was recently featured in the Food Network’s Food Court Wars hosted by Tyler Florence. Other shopping centers include The Crossing, College Park Shopping Center and North Hills. If you are looking for something other than a mall consider Aimee's Hand-Painted Linens, Rhonda's Connection, Liberty Shop Incorporated, Corner Stitch, United States Rare Coin & Currency, Garden and Gift Center, Plant the Earth, Reflection of Modern Gardens, Spices and Spirits, Broadmoor Home Center, and Pampered Bodies Day Spa & Salon.

  • History

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Highland Park features a vintage locomotive and is home to the Highland Park Dentzel Carousel, the only existing two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie. The carousel is a virtual zoo with tigers, lions, deer, giraffes, antelopes, and horses. Meridian is the first officially-designated entertainment district in Mississippi. Among the venues in the district is the Temple Theater where you can find everything from performances by the South Mississippi Ballet Theatre to musicals such as The Sound of Music. The Temple Theater also host The Sucarnochee Revue, a monthly live radio taping featuring local and national musical talent. Hosted by singer/songwriter Jacky Jack White, the radio program is broadcast globally on 60 radio stations. Also downtown, the MSU Riley Center offers monthly arts events that range from jazz to country music. A thriving city Symphony Orchestra offers year-round performances and the Meridian Little Theatre hosts an active youth theater.

  • Restaurants

    You know you've become a local when Weidmann's Restaurant a regular place to enjoy a meal. Along with some classic recipes, Weidmanns offers a wide range of seafood, steaks and affordable southern cuisine. Because of its proximity to the Gulf, Meridian has a number of fine seafood eateries. Purple Parrot Café has the best seafood outside of New Orleans. Executive chef Robert St. John has appeared nationally on The Travel Channel and The Food Network and his restaurant recently received a AAA Travel Guide Four-Diamond rating. Other great places to eat in town include Cater's Market, Rustler Steak House and Lounge, The Hungry Heifer, and Jean’s Restaurant. If you are looking to make a meal at home, check out the Meridian's Farmers' Market where you will find the freshest produce in the area.


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  • The Mark Apartment Homes
    3315 N Hills St, Meridian, MS 39305
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    $809 - 909 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • New Meridian Estates
    4524 Highway 39 N, Meridian, MS 39301
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    $650 - 825 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • East Gate Apartments
    3500 Highway 39 N, Meridian, MS 39301
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    $700 - 810 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • Oak Manor Apartment Homes
    200 N Hills St, Meridian, MS 39305
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    $599 - 769 1-3 Bed Available Now
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    North Gate Apartments
    1719 Highway 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307
    $620 - 830 1-3 Bed Available Now
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    Landmark Apartments
    211 N Hills St, Meridian, MS 39305
    $600 - 765 1-3 Bed Available Now
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    NAS Meridian Homes
    716 Gill St, Meridian, MS 39305
    $1,255 - 1,875 3-4 Bed Available Soon
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    Miller Park
    2701 52nd St, Meridian, MS 39305
    Call for Rent 1 Bed Available Soon
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    Marion, MS 39342
    $775 Townhome for Rent Available Now
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    Marion, MS 39342
    $750 Townhome for Rent Available Now
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    495 Forrest St
    Marion, MS 39342
    $775 Townhome for Rent Available Now
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    6556 Confederate Dr
    Marion, MS 39342
    $775 Townhome for Rent Available Now
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    496 Forrest St
    Marion, MS 39342
    $775 Townhome for Rent Available Now
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    490 Forrest St
    Marion, MS 39342
    $850 Townhome for Rent Available Now
  • Azalea Park I
    803 29th St, Meridian, MS 39305
    $433 - 746 1 Bed Available Now

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