Meridian is considered the state's fastest-growing city and among the fastest-growing cities in the United States, with a population estimate of over 100,000. The city's Parks and Rec department manages 17 public parks including Meridian Settlers Regional Park which hosts free outdoor movies during the summer months, and the more recent Kleiner Park, where you’ll find concerts and activities all year round. Feel the need for speed? The Meridian Speedway lies within city limits directly south of Old Town Meridian. Enjoy a day of shopping at The Village, where you’ll find a host of upscale shops and restaurants, and a playground for the kiddos. Meridian is home to many master-planned communities that include multigenerational housing options, onsite schools, churches, pools, etc.