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Meriden, CT

Located halfway between New Haven and Hartford, Meriden is close to top-notch universities, the expansive Quinnipiac River and glorious mountains. As you begin your search for Meriden apartments, discover more about the city nicknamed the Crossroads of Connecticut.

Meriden apartments are an ideal place to call home if you're attending college in the area, as most major Connecticut colleges and universities are within a 30-mile drive from Meriden. Wesleyan University is located about 10 miles east in Middletown; Trinity College, Rensselaer Polytechnic, the University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University are north of Meriden near Hartford; and the University of New Haven and Yale University are about 25 miles south of Meriden near New Haven.

When you need to get out of your apartment for the weekend, venture just a short drive from Meriden to Sturbridge Yankee Village, a major shopping destination, to the north or Mystic Seaport, a waterfront museum, to the southeast. Of course, beauty can be found inside the city in the form of the Traprock Ridges, a set of towering mountains that border Meriden. Castle Craig, an observation tower atop East Peak, is a great spot to catch gorgeous views of Meriden; you may even spot your apartment complex from one of the windows.

The tower is part of the 1,800-acre Hubbard Park, a recreational park with tennis courts, a lake, pavilion, children's play area and hiking trails. Look for apartments on the west side of Meriden if you enjoy an active lifestyle.

If you work up an appetite after hiking or just don't want to cook in your Meriden apartment kitchen, visit some of the city's best restaurants. At Little Rendezvous, order a pizza cooked in a 110-year-old brick oven, particularly a pie with eggplant or sausage on it. Tacos Mi Nacho, an authentic taqueria, serves up chorizo burritos and cold horchata.

There are numerous opportunities for recreation, business and more in the city of Meriden. Find Meriden apartments that fit your lifestyle on ApartmentGuide.com.