Discover Mississippi State University in Meridian, MS
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Meridian’s Past, Future Create Excitement Today
City of Meridian, MS
Meridian is known as The Strategic Center of the South. Due to its location, major industries such as military, which includes Naval Air Station Meridian and Key Field, manufacturing, and health care thrive here. The city is also the first in the state with a Designated Entertainment District. Other popular attractions include nine historic districts, MSU's Riley Theater, Meridian Little Theater and the Dentzel Carousel, which dates from 1896.For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Meridian has a Walk Score® of 27.
Median Household Income$31,002
Median Home Price$84,400
The enviable synergy between Meridian’s rich past and its promising future is creating a vibrant present. “There’s excitement here in Meridian,” says Karen Rooney, Meridian Main Street executive director. “People realize something is happening here.” Looking Back
Great food, inviting atmospheres and unique local flavors can be found in the restaurants and markets of Meridian and East Mississippi. Local Favorites
East Mississippi's culture is all inclusive with theater, art, music and fun – all intertwined with the historic districts in the area. Performing Arts MSU Riley Center is the perfect place for any theater enthusiast. Since opening in 2006, the center attracts approximately 60,000 visitors a year. At the heart of it all, the second floor 1889 grand opera house seats 950 attendees. The center also has a 200-seat studio theater and 30,000 square feet of meeting space.