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Discover Union County's Coolest City

Located just under an hour away from Charlotte, Monroe is the seat of Union County and an amazing place to call home. If you want a taste of what life is really like in this small city, spend the afternoon strolling along historic Franklin Street or checking out the area's family-owned shops and restaurants. Monroe might have all the conveniences of city life, but you'll never have to wander far to discover some Southern charm.

Planning your move to Monroe? Here's everything you need to know about the area before you buy your next home.

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What Locals Love:

Small Town Charm

Monroe may be close to Charlotte and Highway 74, but it still has that coveted small town atmosphere that you can't find in just any suburb. Historic Downtown Monroe is the city's hub for retail, cuisine, and local events, which means there's always something exciting going on!

Delicious Eateries

Looking for a diverse mix of locally-owned and larger eateries? If so, you'll find tons of top-rated spots all across Monroe! You won't want to miss out on the tacos from Taqueria La Unica, the buffet at Hilltop Fish Fare & Steakhouse, or the rotating specials from East Frank Superette.

Retail Destinations

Monroe features both smaller shops and major retailers, which means you won't have to wander far to find what you need. Nearby Monroe Crossing Mall is home to stores like Belk and Bath & Body Works. And if you want to support some local businesses, try visiting Jampac Records or Backstage Vintage.

Exciting Events

You won't miss out on any excitement when you call Monroe home. Be sure to keep up with the town's calendar of events to see what's going on—they host plenty of events, festivals, and activities all year round! The annual Car Cruise-In and the Easter Eggstravaganza are just a few seasonal favorites.

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Parks & Recreation

It's easy to get outside and enjoy the Carolina blue sky when you live in Monroe. Most of the town's parks are located near downtown—Belk Tonawanda Park and Creft Park are both popular amongst locals. You can also stay active at the nearby Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Career Opportunities

Because Monroe is so close to Charlotte, it's an ideal spot for anyone looking to advance their career. Major international organizations like Bank of America and Amazon are under an hour away, so you won't have to endure a long daily commute. Monroe also has a few large employers of its own, including ATI and Tyson.

Top-Notch Education

Looking for public schools that make the grade? Local students attend Union County Public Schools, which is the sixth largest district in the state. Monroe is also close to many colleges, including Wingate University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and South Piedmont Community College.

Ready to Find Your Dream Home?

Have you fallen in love with Monroe's small town charm? Whenever you're ready to take your next steps, just contact Teresa Hoefl at Charlotte Home Links for more information or to schedule a showing of your favorite properties.