Monroe, North Carolina is a thriving city surrounded by rolling pastures and historical homes. It is the county seat for Union County and is located just 15 minutes south of Charlotte.
Outlying areas are dotted with farmland, and Tyson Farms is a major employer. Monroe has one of the largest horse populations in the state. Fishing and hiking are also popular pastimes.
Downtown Monroe has tree-lined streets consisting of restaurants, shops, fountains, park areas, and several restored historical homes. Thriving businesses, such as major restaurant and economy hotel chains, car dealers, shopping malls, and everything in between, line the southern Highway 74 corridor.
Monroe is home to South Piedmont Community College, and Wingate University is nearby. Monroe Regional Airport and several highways make commuting a breeze.
There’s always something to do in Monroe. Golf courses include public, private, and semi-private. Free summertime fun includes Music on the Main and Movies on the Plaza. In the fall, the Aw Shucks Corn Maze is a favorite. There’s also the Extreme Ice Center, home of the Charlotte Checkers. Visit the Open Air Farmer’s Market for homegrown local produce, plants, and more. Take the Monroe Historical Home Tour and step into high society at the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase.
Monroe apartment communities are located downtown and along I-74.