Living Here

Monroe's residents and businesses enjoy the attributes of a growing community with convenient highway access to the amenities of big cities within 30 minutes.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Monroe is approximately 7% below the U.S. average.

Housing Information

The City of Monroe grew by 60% between 2000 and 2010, and that trend has continued. As one of the fastest growing communities on the I-75 corridor, Monroe averages approximately 50 new single family homes being built each year.

Nearly half of the homes in Monroe were built within the last 15 years. There is ample available land for the City to add nearly 1,000 more homes in future years. The median home value is $159,400.

City Amenities and Activities

  • Community Park - With basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a disc golf course, picnic shelters, a historic log cabin, a playground, open space, and permanent restrooms, Community Park is the largest park in Monroe and hosts events such as Movies in the Park and Light Up The Sky.
  • Crossings Park - Crossings Park is located near the City's largest subdivision. It has 9 acres of field space, a walking trail, permanent restrooms and a playground with accessibility options for those with disabilities.
  • Veterans Memorial - Featuring a mural by a local artist, a paver path engraved with names of those being remembered for their service, and a large bronze eagle, Veterans Memorial anchors the City's downtown entrance and provides an opportunity to reflect on those that have served.
  • Monroe Lending Library - The Monroe Lending Library is a grassroots effort to bring library services to Monroe. The City converted a former dialysis building into a library facility that also features community meeting rooms and technology centers for residents.
  • City Events
    • Fire and Spice - The City's Fire Department hosts an annual chili competition between fire departments. Residents and businesses are welcome to attend and enjoy the friendly competition.
    • Light up the Sky (4th of July) - The Lions Club organizes the City's annual Light Up The Sky event at Community Park. With games, food, and entertainment, it's a day of fun for the entire family.