Monroe is an outstanding community of almost 19,000 residents located in eastern Fairfield County. While the town has sustained a progressive growth over the past 20 years, it has not lost its New England character and charm. Monroe is a family-oriented community with a strong local economy, an excellent school system, and a thriving Senior Center. Our parks include Great Hollow Lake, Webb Mountain, Rails to Trails bike paths, and our award-winning Wolfe Park.
Here's what Local Connecticut had to say in it's article on 16 Charming Small Towns in Connecticut:
"While the town has sustained a progressive growth over the past 20 years, it has not lost its character and charm. Monroe is a small family-oriented community with recreational facilities and a variety restaurants and shops."
Monroe's fiscal health is evident from the Town's bond rating of "AAA" (the highest possible) from S&P Global Ratings.
As always, please call or contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have.
Ken Kellogg, Monroe First Selectman
Monroe is named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, who served from 1817-1825. Monroe has seen many changes over the past years since it was incorporated, from being a predominantly farming community to a suburban community that maintains itself through progressive economic development.
- Form of Government:
- Chief Elected Official - First Selectman
- Legislative Body - Town Council
- Population: 18,809 (April 2020 Census)
- Land Area: 26 square miles
- S&P Bond Rating: AAA