Welcome to Monroe

A suburban town with scenic landscapes and tree-lined neighborhoods
Monroe, Connecticut, is one of the most highly sought-after towns to reside, and for good reason. Its beautiful outdoor scenery, suburban neighborhoods, and closeness to New York City (about 60 miles away) make it an ideal place to live. Monroe offers rural landscapes while also having various shops at residents’ convenience. It is a quintessential New England town that boasts incredible real estate.
There are all kinds of homes to explore when buying a home in Monroe. The most common styles of homes in Monroe include the Colonial style, which has a symmetrical exterior and rectangular shape. The Victorian style has wraparound porches, steep roofs, and gables, and the Ranch style typically has an L-shaped design and low-pitched roof. However, modern homes are swiftly becoming more popular in Monroe, known for their industrial-style decorations and large windows. Thus, Monroe has homes for various different tastes.

What to Love

  • Strong town history preserved by the Monroe Historical Society
  • Tranquil, relaxed atmosphere
  • Reputable public schools
  • Near cities like Bridgeport, New Haven, and New York City

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Monroe enjoy living in a community-driven, family-oriented environment. The town hosts various community events, such as a farmers’ market and town concerts that bring neighbors together. Monroe is a highly walkable town, so many people get to know their fellow locals simply by walking through Monroe’s tree-lined neighborhoods.
Many Monroe residents commute to New York City for work, so Monroe is highly desirable among those who want peace and quiet away from the city. Though Monroe is calm, there are plenty of activities to keep locals busy, including outdoor recreation activities like hiking, biking, and running.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Monroe and its surrounding areas have various upscale restaurants for locals to enjoy. AriBella is an elegant and refined Italian restaurant in nearby Shelton, Connecticut. Its guests simply adore AriBella’s divine, homemade pasta and fabulous wine selection. Also, located near the Housatonic River, Housatonic House is an incredible eatery. Housatonic House has a four seasons room that provides guests with waterfront views as they devour traditional American cuisine.
Osteria Romana is another Italian restaurant offering some of the best dishes in Monroe. Its dark wood tables, chairs, and unique lighting structures ensure that guests eat in an upscale, picturesque environment. Your taste buds will be satisfied when visiting any of these eatery options.

Things to Do

Those who love outdoor recreation are happy to visit Webb Mountain Park, a 135-acre park with many hiking trails and rock climbing opportunities. It is also a popular location for camping. In addition, Golf Oasis CT is a premier indoor golf course that offers a league, private lessons, and food and drink options.

Overview for Monroe, CT

18,927 people live in Monroe, where the median age is 41.4 and the average individual income is $53,413. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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41.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Monroe, CT

Monroe has 6,274 households, with an average household size of 3.01. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Monroe do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,927 people call Monroe home. The population density is 725.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.28 / 48.72%

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Schools in Monroe, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Monroe. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Fawn Hollow Elementary School
K - 5th
Stepney Elementary School
K - 5th
Jockey Hollow School
6th - 8th
9th - 12th
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Monroe Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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