With the charm of a small rural community yet close access to larger population centers, the community of Monroe has about 600 residents and is the smallest incorporated city in the Tri-County region. Having settlers as early as the 1850’s, Monroe was born as a homesteading center, timber town, and a minor river port. With a history of agriculture and trees, today you will see thousands of acres of local hillsides covered with Christmas Trees, an industry that has been part of Monroe for over 40 years.
Some of the anchor institutions based in the community include the Monroe Fire Department and the Monroe School District that serves unincorporated outlying communities. The Monroe School District includes Monroe Grade School (K-8 grades) and Monroe High School (grades 9-12). Monroe High School has been listed by US News and World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools.
With the large cities of Corvallis to the North and Eugene to the South, Monroe is ideally situated between two state universities, several community colleges, and several large retail centers.