Livability Score

82
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Downtown Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) A+
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Gallery 53
Art Gallery
Meriden YMCA Arts Center & Theater
Theatre Arts
Castle Craig Players
Theatre Arts
Andrews Homestead Museum
Museum
1954
Attraction
Holiday Cinemas Stadium 14
Cinema
Food and Drink (59) A+
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Mr. Taco
Fast Food
Big M Liquors
Alcohol
Uptown Wine and Liquor
Alcohol
Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Fast Food
Meriden Pizza Express
Fast Food
La Poblanita Mexican Grocery and Deli
Deli
Honeyspot Pizza
Fast Food
105 Restaurant & Lounge
Bar
Iceland Zahra Ice Cream Shop
Sweets
Family Pizza
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
El Jibarito
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
DQ Grill & Chill
Fast Food
Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Fast Food
O'Brownies Sweets "N" Treats
Sweets
Broad Street Pizza
Fast Food
Les Dairy Bar
Sweets
Dawg House Bar and Grill
Bar
K. La May's Steamed Cheeseburgers
Fast Food
Empire Pizza
Fast Food
East Side Liquor
Alcohol
KFC
Fast Food
Fitness (5) A+
Augusta Curtis Cultural Center
Community Centre
Saint Stanislaus Community Center
Community Centre
Meriden Senior Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
The Edge Fitness Club
Gym
Groceries (11) A+
Caroline Meat Market & Grocery
Butcher
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Bakery Pan Del Sinai
Bakery
C-Town
Grocery Store
Un Nuevo Amanecer Bakery & Deli
Bakery
Marianna's Belltop Bakery
Bakery
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Noack's Meat Products
Butcher
Brenda’s CupCakes
Bakery
Big Y
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Swadesh Super Market
Grocery Store
Asia Supermarket
Grocery Store
Super Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Parks (33) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Meriden Green
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
City Park
Park
Brookside Park
Park
Washington Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Gilman Park
Park
Columbus Park
Park
Ceppa Field
Park
North End Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Mule Well Field
Park
Baldwins Pond & Park
Park
Saint John's Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Carroll Park
Park
American Legion Park
Park
Kronenberger Park
Park
Beaver Pond Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Habershon Field
Park
Shops (143) A+
AJC Accessories
Clothing
King Nails
Beauty
Julie's Salon
Beauty
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
La Amistad Bakery Grocery
Convenience Store
Boost Mobile
Electronics
With These Clippers Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Mobile Connections
Electronics
Sunshine Food Mart
Convenience Store
Checker's Food Store and Deli
Convenience Store
Bargain Beauty Supply
Beauty
Authentic Cuts & Design
Hairdresser
Genesis Beauty Salon
Beauty
Browology
Beauty
Legendz Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Unknown Name
Beauty
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Citgo
Convenience Store
Feel Fresh Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Liberty Lagana Furniture and Mattress
Furniture
Walsh & Massari Opticians
Optician
S Convenience & Deli
Convenience Store
Boost Mobile
Electronics
The Power of Nutrition
Nutrition Supplements
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commute A

Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Meriden.
Public Transit Stops (2)
Stops & Stations
B+
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Meriden
Transit Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.6%
F
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cost of living C

The cost of living in Meriden is 104/100 - which is 11% lower than Connecticut.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime C

Meriden crime rates are 2,637 per 100k, which is 60% higher than Connecticut
Property Crime
2,345 crimes per 100k
D
Violent Crime
292 crimes per 100k
B-
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employment C

The median income in Meriden is $58,472 - which is 19% lower than Connecticut.
Med. Household Income
$58,472
D+
Unemployment Rate
4.5%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (29)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Loyd A. Davis, D.D.S.
Dentist
Meriden Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Meriden Fire Department Engine 3
Fire Station
East Main Dental
Dentist
Meriden Community Health Center
Clinic
Premier Dental
Dentist
Meriden Community Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Meriden Police Department
Police
Meriden Dental Associates
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Mid State Medical Center
Hospital
Brilliant Smile Dentistry
Dentist
Meriden Fire Department Engine 4
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Hancock's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Meriden Family Dental
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Allergy Associates of Hartford
Doctor
Riverside Urgent Care
Clinic
Meriden Fire Department Engine 1
Fire Station
Hunter's Ambulance West Meriden Station
Ambulance Station
Cloverleaf Dental Center
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Meriden Fire Department Engine 5
Fire Station
Department of Developmental Services Meriden Center
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing A

Meriden home prices are $171,700 - which is 36% lower than Connecticut
Home Price
$171,700
C+
Home Appreciation Rate
-2%
C-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools C

The Meriden graduation rate is 83% - which is 4% lower than Connecticut
School Test Scores
43%
F
High School Grad. Rates
83%
C-
Elementary Schools (19) C-
Midstate Christian Academy
Israel Putnam School
Roger Sherman School
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel
John Barry School
Casimir Pulaski School
Nathan Hale School
Benjamin Franklin School
Step-Meriden School District
Steps-Meriden School District
Washington Middle School
Lincoln Middle School
Thomas Edison Magnet Middle School
Thomas Hooker School
Ct Christian Academy
Hanover School
Stars-Meriden School District
Meliora Academy
Carver Academy
Harvest Park
Mary G. Fritz Elementary School Of Yalesville
John Lyman School
High Schools (8) B-
Midstate Christian Academy
Community Classroom Collaborative-Meriden School District
Francis T. Maloney High School
Orville H. Platt High School
Ct Christian Academy
H. C. Wilcox Technical High School
Venture Academy-Meriden School District
Meliora Academy
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ratings C

Meriden has an overall rating of 64% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (2)
From AreaVibes
F
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Living in Meriden, CT

Meriden Area Facts

  • Meriden has a Livability Score of 82/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Meriden crime rates are 60% higher than the Connecticut average
  • Cost of living in Meriden is 11% lower than the Connecticut average
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Meriden Reviews

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Meriden - Centrally Located But Not Much To See 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 21, 2011) The company I work for opened a new store in the Chamberlin plaza here and I was nominated to go for the opening to oversee. I was excited about going to Connecticut because I have never been. I stayed in the Hampton Inn and found my stay to be pleasant and my room clean.

Meridi
...Read More an is a small town and the population is not so diverse. I felt like it was mostly Caucasians as I didn't see any ethnic people at all. After my grand opening I did head over to the Giuffrida Park and hiked a few trails for fun and relaxation. The air seems to be crisp and the humidity low in this area. I enjoyed the sites and nature on my hike.

I usually don't do upscale dinning alone, but this time I made an exception. One of the locals raved about the Sans Souci and boy were they right. The prices are high so I would save it for a special occasion but the food was dynamite.

While my stay here was short, Meriden didn't have much to offer for me. I found the people here to be different than what I am accustomed to. People are more private than and not as friendly as I found in my home state. While it was a great place to visit, I wont be returning anytime soon but it was great to visit Connecticut.
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Meriden? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Meriden Green
Unknown Name
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Unknown Name
City Park
Brookside Park

Entertainment

Unknown Name
Gallery 53
Meriden YMCA Arts Center & Theater
Castle Craig Players
Andrews Homestead Museum
1954
Holiday Cinemas Stadium 14

Food & Drink

Dunkin'
Mr. Taco
Big M Liquors
Uptown Wine and Liquor
Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Meriden Pizza Express
La Poblanita Mexican Grocery and Deli
Honeyspot Pizza

F Commute

Is public transit available in Meriden? Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Meriden.
Drive to Work
78%

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Meriden a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Mid State Medical Center

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Meriden Community Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Hancock's Pharmacy

Doctors

Allergy Associates of Hartford

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