Monroe, located in beautiful Snohomish County, is a place where past and present blend together. The city began life as Tye City with close connections to the Great Northern Railway, but it was renamed in the late 1800s. Monroe, with over 17,500 residents, is conveniently located near the excitement and opportunities of Seattle. In Monroe, you'll find a wide selection of homes, gourmet restaurants and local craft breweries.
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Natural beauty abounds! Monroe has a rich tapestry of hemlock and cedar forests, mountain views and scenic rivers. It is sandwiched between the Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, giving direct access to the great outdoors.
Plenty of activities available! Monroe is home to Evergreen State Fairgrounds, which hosts the annual 12-day Evergreen State Fair. A local favorite, the fair features a BBQ championship, tasty food, and plenty of antique autos and horse rides. The Evergreen Speedway also features exciting NASCAR races, and it is the only NASCAR sanctioned racetrack in all of Washington.
Real estate with lasting value! Monroe is south of Lake Stevens, and it is the fastest growing community in the Skykomish River Valley area. People are flocking to this area. With 20 percent population growth in Monroe since 2000, new residents are helping underpin the strong housing market. In the last ten years, homes have appreciated nearly 14 percent.
A strong local economy! Monroe features plenty of job opportunities with approximately 10 percent of the population working health care and 9 percent in management positions. Other sectors include manufacturing, retail and science-related tech jobs. Down Route 522, you can be in downtown Seattle in only 45 minutes.
Eating local and fresh! With some of the best agricultural land in all of Washington State, it's easy to buy organic produce and dairy. Head to Sky River Farms to sample craft brews, fine wines and delicious cheeses. Their historic slaughterhouse has become a dance hall and gourmet food center. Adam's Northwest Bistro & Brewery is also popular with locals, featuring smoked locally caught salmon and pork belly appetizers.
A great selection of homes! Monroe, near the Cascade Mountains, is known for its great selection of homes, including ranch style properties, condos, and beautiful Victorian-style properties for a slice of Pacific Northwest Americana. Most buildings are single-family homes, which account for 65 percent of the homes in Monroe. Larger apartment buildings account for 20 percent. Many people also choose to rent to own their homes as a convenient living option.
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