Meriden is a community of 60,838 residents knit together by award winning schools, spirited civic, service and cultural groups, and activities. Our City includes 24 square miles with well-preserved geological features, over 3,000 acres of municipally owned park space and 74 different recreational areas. We are located at the “Crossroads of Connecticut” and conveniently located just two hours from New York City and Boston.
Meriden has a City Manager/City Council form of government with a popularly elected Mayor, elected Board of Education and 25 appointed boards and commissions. Meriden has its own Water & Sewer Department, Meriden Markham Airport, a centrally located Public Library, two high schools, Hunter Memorial Golf Club (ranked in the top ten of public golf courses in CT), and a wonderful linear trail system.
Numerous efforts are underway to redevelop our central business district and bring “Silver City” pride back to downtown Meriden – we are resolving historic flooding issues, repurposing underutilized brownfield sites, revitalizing the rail station area into a modern transportation center, and providing links to the regional trail system. With thriving cultural and civic organizations that are important parts of our community, Meriden is a place your family or business will be proud to call home.