One of Southwest Austin’s newer neighborhoods, Meridian is a great place for someone looking for a medium sized neighborhood not too far from the city or for someone who likes the location of Circle C, but not the enormity of it. Built in three sections from 2006-2014 by David Weekley, Brohn, Standard Pacific, Scott Felder, Newmark, Meritage and Wilshire Homes, Meridian is has plenty of different architectural styles with many lots backing to greenbelt and others that back to the beautiful Grey Rock Golf Course for a totally different feel. The main difference between the different sections are lot size. There is a 55 foot width section, a 70 foot width section and a 100 foot width section and generally, the bigger the lot, the most expensive the home. Meridian residents enjoy access to a community center with large swimming pool, playground, covered pavilion with BBQ and picnic tables and hike and bike trails. Bottom line, if you’re looking for a Southwest Austin neighborhood that is affordably priced with many upgrades and amenities, you should definitely check out Meridian. Scroll Down to Read our Meridian Neighborhood Guide.
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Meridian Neighborhood Map
Meridian is located at the intersection of F.M. 1826 and TX-45. The easiest access is from either FM 1826 by Dalea Drive or by Meridian Park Blvd off TX-45.
If you’re traveling from MoPac, take MoPac until it dead ends into TX-45 and make a right. Then, make a u-turn at F.M. 1826 and get back on TX-45 going the opposite direction to turn in on Meridian Park Blvd.
Commuting from Meridian is fairly convenient. Downtown is only 15 miles north on MoPac and should take you 20-25 minutes to travel during non-peak time and 30-35 minutes with traffic. Explore other Southwest Austin neighborhoods in our Southwest Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Homes in Southwest Austin’s Meridian neighborhood range in price from the mid-$400’s to the $1.7MM’s. As you go up in price range, you’ll get a bigger house and lot. There are still some vacant lots and an opportunity to choose all of your own fixtures by building your home. Many have game rooms, outdoor kitchens, large islands, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and more. Because these homes were built in the late 2000’s, you won’t find many upgrades you’ll need to make.
The average home in Meridian meets the following profile:
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 3,200 sq ft
Meridian vs Circle C
Most buyers say they choose Meridian over Circle C because of the exceptional value Meridian offers. An intelligently laid-out community with great amenities and homes that are considerably less expensive than its neighbor, Circle C, it’s no wonder more residents are choosing Meridian over Circle C. Meridian’s location — next to the Grey Rock Golf Club and just minutes from Mopac off 45 also saves residents time during their commute. Even though it seems further distance wise, it can be a significant time savings from certain areas of Circle C that are far from one of the major arteries.
Meridian Sold Data – What Meridian Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Meridian and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Meridian? How many homes are currently for sale in Meridian? What’s the median sold price in Meridian? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Meridian? How’s the Meridian market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Meridian Sold Data Report.
Meridian homes are built by the following five builders:
- David Weekley
- Standard Pacific
All of these builders are known for producing a quality product in the Austin housing market.
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Meridian Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in Southwest Austin’s Meridian neighborhood is 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
Children who live in Southwest Austin’s Meridian neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Baldwin Elementary School – 6/10
- Gorzycki Middle School – 8/10
- Bowie High School – 8/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of February 2022. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Golf Near Meridian
Grey Rock Golf Course – Formerly Circle C Golf Course, Grey Rock is just minutes from Meridian’s entrance. Known as one of Austin’s better public golf courses, Meridian residents who play a lot of golf end up joining the club for less expensive rounds of golf.
Walkability of Meridian
Meridian is a car dependent neighborhood, so its not for someone who wants to walk out their door to tons of shopping and restaurants. Meridian is the neighborhood for a person who wants to come home to a beautiful neighborhood and home and doesn’t mind driving a few miles to common amenities. The nearest grocery store, HEB, is located about 3 miles away at Slaughter Lane and Escarpment which you will drive by if you commute via MoPac.
Things to Do Near Meridian
Meridian Community Pool and Playground – No need for your own pool if you live in Meridian as you can always head over to the community pool. Its fairly large, with lawn chairs and room to spread out. There’s also a playground for the kids to play during the off season.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – The Wildflower Center is a great place to go for an afternoon to walk around the gardens or enjoy one of the exhibits that change regularly. If you’re looking for a spot to talk pictures, you should also check out the Wildflower Center.
Make your custom vintage at Vintner’s Cellar Custom Winery. Their wine making experts walk you through the fun process and its a great, different activity. If drinking wine is more your thing, they have a very nice wine bar. The owner, Mary is very friendly and makes you feel welcome.
Places to Eat Near Meridian
Austin Scoops – While not really your traditional lunch or dinner food fare, sometimes you need ice cream for dinner. They have great waffle cones and homemade ice cream that is one of the best in the city.
Waterloo Ice House is a popular, local, family-friendly restaurant that serves burgers and American food. You’ll find many families and local residents there, so it can be a good place to meet your neighbors. The food is also pretty good.
Coffee Near Meridian
Starbucks in Escarpment Village is the closest coffee to Meridian.
Where to Work Out Near Meridian
The Veloway is at the intersection of LaCrosse and MoPac is a great place to go if you like to skate or bike. The paths are paved, so you don’t have to worry about muddy trails or puddles. You also won’t find pets or walkers on this 3.1 mile trail, so you won’t have to worry about dodging anyone on foot.
Circle C Metropolitan Park– If you like to play soccer, volleyball, hike (really just walk or job) or are looking for a place to play with your dog this place is it. Its close enough to go everyday and has plenty of space to spread out.
Circle C Tennis Center – If tennis is your thing, head over to the Circle C Tennis Center.
Southwest Austin Realtor Specializing in Meridian
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Southwest Austin Realtors specializing in Meridian homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Meridian, Rebecca and Raymond know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Meridian and Selling a Home in Meridian.