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Town Hall: 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe CT 06468
Main Phone: (203) 452-5421
Online: http://www.monroect.org/

Geography & History
On May 23, 1823 the CT General Assembly granted the incorporation of this town and named it in honor of the then President, James Monroe. The town's roots, however, are much deeper as it was an offspring of the mother-town of Stratford settled in 1639. About 1720, descendants of Stratford's early proprietors, farmers and millers, claimed a share of this North Division an dbrought their families to new homesites here. To determine their religious and educational matters, residents organized the parish of Ripton in 1717 and the parish of North Stratford in 1733.

Settlers in the northernmost hills of these two parishes petitioned in 1750 for the formation of a winter parish. Their plea, unsuccessful then, eventually led to the establishment of the Ecclesiastical Society of New Stratford in May, 1762. To achieve township status, in 1789 New Stratford allied with its sister parish of Ripton and finally broke with Stratford to form the town of Huntington. Serving their bonds with Huntington in 1823, New Stratford's 1,522 inhabitants at last realized independence with the creation of Monroe.

The prestent-day town of Monroe CT covers a geographic area of 26 square miles.

Population & Demographics
Monroe, Connecticut is home to just over 20,000 residents. There are 6,900 single family homes in Monroe. The median age is 39 and the median household income nearly $91,200. View additional demographic detail on the Monroe real estate market.

Parks & Recreation
Monroe boasts several outstanding recreational facilities, representing nearly 310 acres. William E. Wolfe Park and Great Hollow Lake include 8 Tennis Courts (4 Lighted), 2 Basketball Courts, 7 Ball Fields, 4 Soccer Fields, Football Field, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Hiking Trails, 3 Group Picnic Areas, and a 16 Acre Lake for Swimming, Boating, & Fishing. Masuk High School also offers an indoor swimming pool.

The town is also home to Whitney Farms Golf Course, an 18-hole golf facility (seasonal).

Economic & Business Climate
Monroe is one of the fastest growing communities in Connecticut and welcomes development from a wide range of businesses. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce serves the interests of local businesses.

Top Taxpayers - Monroe CT
The following are the top taxpayers on the Monroe, CT Grand List
• Northeast Generation Co.
• One Eleven Century Plaza
• Tartaglia Sal LLC
• Fifteen Eightyfive Monroe Tpk LLC
• C B L Inc.

Top Employers - Monroe CT
The following are the top employers within Monroe, CT
• Town of Monroe & Schools
• U.S. Post Office
• Vishay Vitramond, Inc.
• Big Y
• Stelco Industries

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