An idyllic and picturesque town with a long and rich history.

Welcome to Monroe

A serene New England town near New York City.
Monroe, Connecticut, is an idyllic and picturesque town with a long and rich history located only a short drive from New York City. It is a popular spot for those wanting a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city
Monroe is home to miles of parks, rivers, lakes, golf courses, and other outdoor activities, making it a popular tourist destination for nature lovers. The town also has a vibrant art scene, with many galleries and theatre productions throughout the year.

The history of Monroe stretches back centuries. The town was founded in 1787 and was initially named North Stratfield. The area was home to many notable residents, including the Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale. The town was later renamed Monroe in celebration of the fifth president of the U.S., James Monroe.

With its rich history, beautiful architecture, and lush natural surroundings, it's easy to see why Monroe appeals to those seeking a luxury lifestyle. From outdoor activities to art galleries, there is something for everyone in this tranquil town. Whether you're looking for a relaxing escape from the city or a luxurious home away from home, Monroe is the ideal destination.

What to Love

  • A short drive to New York City
  • Plenty of lakes, hiking trails, and nature to explore
  • Vibrant bars and bistros

Local Lifestyle

Monroe is a town of about 20,000 people with a charming downtown area. You can find upscale restaurants, boutique shops, and several local businesses here. Monroe has several natural attractions for those who enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, Monroe has a thriving arts scene, with festivals, galleries, and theaters.
For those looking to participate in the local culture, Monroe has a variety of events, from the annual strawberry festival in May to the traditional Fourth of July parade. Monroe also has several sporting events, including the yearly Monroe Fair. Residents of Monroe benefit from the town’s pristine location, just a short ride away from New York City and some of Connecticut's beautiful coasts. Life here can be as slow or as fast as you choose, but no matter what, you will have a refuge all your own.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Vazzy's Osteria offers luxury Italian dishes and friendly faces, perfect for a night out with friends. Take your special someone to Osteria Romana for a more intimate setting with fine wine and a romantic atmosphere.
The Smithy is Monroe’s famous New England steak and seafood institution, which has provided residents with exquisite cuisine for over 50 years. Dine at Monroe Social, a daily little hot spot to enjoy fine coffee and catch up with friends. Monroe is a perfect place to call home and escape the daily hustle of city life. Whether food or shopping, you can find what you want in Monroe.

Things to Do

The area has plenty of parks, trails, and lakes, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Bird watchers will enjoy the Naugatuck State Forest, where they can spot various species. Families will also enjoy their stay at William E. Wolfe Park, a 309-acre site with a lake, trails, and tennis courts.
Golf Oasis is a five-star course where you will never need to wait for a tee. Situated in the heart of Monroe, this course is frequented by locals and off the beaten path for visiting players. Whitney Farms Golf Club provides a welcome alternative with local tournaments and a welcoming community of golfers.


Connecticut's reputation for excellent public schools is well earned in Monroe. The town's school system is highly rated, with small classes and a focus on individualized learning.

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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.


Total Population

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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Stepney Elementary School
K - 5th
Jockey Hollow School
6th - 8th
Fawn Hollow Elementary School
K - 5th
9th - 12th
No rating available
Monroe Elementary School
PreK - 5th



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