- Meriden is located at the Crossroads of Connecticut, being bisected by two of the State’s major freeways - Interstate Highways 91 and 691, major north/south and east/west arterials. Meriden is situated midway between the cities of New Haven and Hartford, located about 20 miles to the north and south, respectively.
- Meriden has several world-class educational institutions located within less than a one-half hour drive, including Yale University, Wesleyan University, Trinity College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (at Hartford), the University of New Haven, the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), Southern Connecticut State College, Albertus Magnus College, and St. Joseph College.
- Meriden is the showcase for one of the finest Traprock Ridges in all of New England. The Ridges frame the City, from Mount Lamentation along the easterly boundary to West Peak along the westerly boundary. These mountain ridges were recently protected by the City Council for future generations to enjoy.
- Meriden is located about one hour from major tourist and recreation areas, such as Sturbridge Yankee Village to the north and Mystic Seaport to the southeast.
- Meriden is traversed by one of the State’s major rivers, the Quinnipiac River, and is located only a few miles to the west of the state’s largest waterway, the Connecticut River.
- Meriden is the home of Hunter Golf Course, one of the finest public golf courses in New England. It was rated as one of the top ten municipal courses in the State by Connecticut Magazine and was recently named the number 7 public golf course in the state by Pub Links magazine.
- Meriden has a growing cluster of biotech companies located in and around Research Parkway, one of the City’s newest industrial areas including Protein Sciences.
- Meriden has a state-approved Enterprise Zone, offering both state and city economic development incentives. Recent companies locating to this area include Hint Peripherals, Aeroswiss, NCMI, Cleonce & Carol and Ye Olde Book Bindery.
- Meriden is the home of Hubbard Park, the largest municipal park in all of New England. Hubbard Park consists of 1,800 acres and was designed by the famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Meriden invites inquiries from employers of all size wishing to locate or relocate to one of the finest areas of Connecticut, in the heart of New England, located about a two-hour drive between the metropolitan cities of New York and Boston.
- Meriden is also a major retail center with its newly-rehabilitated downtown and mall recently expanded over one-million square feet which features such major retailers as Macy's, J.C. Penney, Sears, Borders Books and Music, Dick's Sporting Goods and over 150 specialty shops and restaurants.
- A full-service medical center, MidState Medical Center, offers world class medical care to the residents of central Connecticut. The Emergency Department capacity will double from 26 to 52 treatment spaces following a major expansion and the hospital's in-patient bed count will be 162.
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