7.4 out of 10


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Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Monroe – More to Offer Than You Think"

I lived in Monroe for many years and I can say that there is a lot more to this place then I expected; both good and bad. When I first enrolled at the University of Toledo, I wanted to be close to school, but not so far away from family and friends much further north, so I opted for Monroe. This city has virtually everything you could want and what they don’t have, Toledo does.

Most residents work at Ford or General Motors and then a large percentage work in the countless bars and restaurants. There are a few great ones like Clamdigger that are right on the water and offer docks so you can pull right in with your boat. The surrounding areas of Erie, Dundee, LaSalle and Maybee always offer bonfires and parties. This is a place where bars are busy on any given night because people love to party here, a lot!

This is a great place for families. Nearly everyone I know started getting married and having babies before I moved away. There are tons of day care facilities and Sterling State Park is a nice place to go to enjoy the outdoors.

The racial makeup of Monroe is pretty diverse. You will also find a few shady areas that you want to stay clear of as well as neighborhoods breathtaking houses. Be warned, it doesn’t matter where you go in Monroe, you will be waiting at train tracks. I’ve never seen so many trains in all my life!
  • City offers everything
  • Employment opportunities
  • Centrally located
  • Some shady areas
  • A lot of trains
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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