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      • Population approximately 18,825 residents
      • Founded in 1823
      • Land area is 26 square miles
      • Neighborhoods include Stepney, Whitney Farms, Zoar, among others
      • Monroe is bordered by Trumbull, Easton, Newtown, Oxford and Shelton
      About The Town
      • Monroe has transformed from a predominantly farming area, to a suburban community known for its scenic parks and trails
      • Wolfe Park includes 331 acres, a public pool, baseball diamonds, a football field, soccer fields, 3 playgrounds, 8 tennis courts, concert area, picnic pavilions, Great Hollow Lake with a sand beach, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking trails
      • The Pequonnock River Trail runs through Monroe. It starts in Bridgeport and ends on the Monroe/Newtown border, it’s gorgeous year round but especially in the Fall. Bikes and pets are allowed
      • Webb Mountain Park is known for hiking and camping
      • Monroe borders Lake Zoar, a reservoir known for boating, fishing, hiking on the Zoar Trail
      • Great sense of community. Many families have lived in Monroe for generations
      • Small town feel
      Living in Monroe
      • Most homes are on private well and septic system
      • 3 Elementary Schools (K-5th grade)
      • 2 Middle Schools (6-8) – one is a STEM school
      • 1 High School (9-12)
      • No public transportation
      • Easy access to Route 25 and Interstate 84
      • About 20-30 minutes to Fairfield and Danbury
      • Median sale price for a single family home (as of January 2024) is $510,000
      Fun Facts
      • Monroe is named after James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States

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