Monroe, Connecticut 

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Best Places to Live in Monroe, Connecticut

Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Close to New York City
-Good climate for region
Cons
-Some blighted areas
-Cost of living
-Long commutes

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What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


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City: Monroe
Zip Codes: 06468
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Monroe is 5.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Monroe jobs have increased by 1.39%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Monroe's cost of living is 42.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Monroe's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Monroe's population is 19,833 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.38%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Monroe is $348,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -24.47%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Monroe public schools spend $17,804 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Monroe. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Monroe

It's not a good time to buy in Monroe. Home Appreciation is down -2.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Monroe Real Estate.

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Reviews for Monroe    5 Reviews
Monroe, CT - 6/26/2010
Monroe is an old Fairfield County village, considered the "boonies" as late as 1978, that has grown into a medium size town. The influx of transients- mostly corporate... (Read More)

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Monroe Comments - 8/21/2009
Monroe is lacking the usual New England charm that many surrounding towns have. While parts of the Town are pretty, there are many run down shacks and unpleasant... (Read More)

Impossibly HighTaxes - 3/2/2009
Half the town's government is made up of school teaches, so naturally, 90% of the budget goes to them. Property taxes are typically $8000.00, and then you add personal... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN MONROE, CONNECTICUT
06468