The town of Monroe, Connecticut is situated in the Bridgeport - Stamford metropolitan area.
Monroe is good for those who need quiet areas, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several louder areas, especially around the railway line. It is sometimes difficult to reach green spaces in the town since they are spread out sporadically. Despite that, there are approximately 30 parks close by for residents to check out.
The housing stock of Monroe is composed predominantly of single detached homes and townhouses. This part of the Bridgeport - Stamford metropolitan area also has quite a good selection of unit sizes; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 95% of the population of this town own their home whereas the remainder are renters. This town did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new dwellings in this town is spread throughout several decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
High schools and primary schools are not very abundant in Monroe, and accordingly not always within walking distance. Locals can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With respect to eating, a car is usually needed in Monroe to reach one of around 10 grocery stores. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about restaurants within walking distance.
The favored method to move around in Monroe is very often a car. It is very convenient to find a parking spot. On the other hand, it is very impractical for pedestrians to navigate Monroe as very few daily errands can be run on foot.