Category: Area Information (8)

About Monroe County

Art Grego or any one of our dedicated real estate agents would be happy to tell you all about Monroe County, Michigan.Our roughly 150,000 residents can’t be wrong. Monroe County is a perfect place  to call home. From lake shore living to urban, woodland and farm communities, Monroe County has a setting that’s right for you. It forms the southeast corner of the state, and is centrally located in the Great Lakes region. Monroe County is bordered by Ohio and Lake Erie, and is just a short drive from Canada. Despite the proximity to large cities such as Dearborn, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Toledo, Monroe County’s resident are spread out over a large, primarily country landscape, making it peaceful and safe while providing easy access to entertainment, job opportunities and travel. Simply put, Monroe County is a pleasant place to live – a good mix. And we welcome you.

Monroe County is considered to be the “Gateway to the State.” Major expressways I75 and I23 run north and south at Monroe County’s eastern and western borders. These expressways provide fast travel between Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, or from Ann Arbor to Toledo. Numerous exits and on-ramps allow our resident to be in their quiet, country home one minute, and cruising into the city the next minute. You can make a living where the economy is fast-paced, then spend your evenings and weekends hunting, fishing, gardening and taking a bike ride on local paths. Monroe County is a great place to raise a family.

Speaking of family, the options for churches and schools are almost overwhelming. What that means to new residents is that they’ll be sure to find just the right place to live and learn. For studies in faith and worship, consider over 200 churches and church groups. Regarding  fundamental education,  you’ll find grade schools with excellent performance reviews and even a local Community College with excellent facilities and programs that have given young adults, and older students with a need for change, a serious boost in their careers.

And when school’s out, it couldn’t be easier to load up the family for a quick getaway. Northern Michigan has historically been a summer playground. Consider a cruise over to Lake Michigan to get lost on hundreds of miles of sandy beaches and dunes. Perhaps a wilderness retreat is in order, or a tour of waterfalls. Be sure to cross the Mackinac Bridge into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Niagara Falls is also only a half-day away through Canada. Or, head south into Kentucky and Tennessee , the Appalachian Mountains or further on to Florida. I75 will take you there and back again with the greatest of ease.

We love our county for all it has and all it provides access to. We hope you, too, gain the peace of mind knowing you and your family have settled in such a safe and convenient location.

Enjoy a slide-show of area photos (more coming soon).
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Monroe County Schools

School District Grade Address City Zip
High School
11330 GRAFTON RD
CARLETON
48117-9392
Middle School
8405 JACKMAN RD
TEMPERANCE
48117-9392
High School
8285 Jackman Rd
Temperance
48117-9392
Christiancy School (inactive)
Middle School
306 Lincoln Avenue
Monroe
48117-9392
Middle School
5003 WEST ALBAIN RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
6875 DOUGLAS RD
LAMBERTVILLE
48117-9392
High School
130 VIKING DR
DUNDEE
48117-9392
Elementary
420 YPSILANTI ST
DUNDEE
48117-9392
Middle School
420 YPSILANTI ST
DUNDEE
48117-9392
Elementary
5650 CARLETON ROCKWOOD RD
SOUTH ROCKWOOD
48117-9392
Middle School
1135 RIVERVIEW AVE
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
3500 COMBONI WAY
MONROE
48117-9392
Elementary
7900 IDA ST
IDA
48117-9392
High School
3145 PRAIRIE ST
IDA
48117-9392
Middle School
3143 PRAIRIE ST
IDA
48117-9392
Middle School
8008 JACKMAN RD
TEMPERANCE
48117-9392
High School
5707 WILLIAMS RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
5102 NORTH STONEY CREEK RD
MONROE
48117-9392
High School
5707 WILLIAMS RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
5102 NORTH STONEY CREEK RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Elementary
160 FESSNER RD
CARLETON
48117-9392
Middle School
908 E. 2nd Street
Monroe
48117-9392
Elementary
1335 CARLETON ROCKWOOD RD
CARLETON
48117-9392
Middle School
1731 WEST LORAIN ST
MONROE
48117-9392
Elementary
2400 MASON EAGLE DR
ERIE
48117-9392
Middle School
2400 MASON EAGLE DR
ERIE
48117-9392
High School
2400 MASON EAGLE DR
ERIE
48117-9392
High School
1091 SOUTH RAISINVILLE RD
MONROE
48117-9392
High School
1101 SOUTH RAISINVILLE RD
MONROE
48117-9392
High School
901 HERR RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
503 WASHINGTON ST
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
7979 MONROE RD
LAMBERTVILLE
48117-9392
Middle School
6315 SECOR RD
LAMBERTVILLE
48117-9392
Elementary
8400 S. Newport Road
Newport
48117-9392
Elementary
8281 NORTH DIXIE HWY
NEWPORT
48117-9392
High School
1750 OAK ST
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
2300 NORTH RAISINVILLE RD
MONROE
48117-9392
High School
445 TOLEDO ST
DUNDEE
48117-9392
Middle School
77 N. Roessler Street
Monroe
48117-9392
Middle School
1135 SMITH RD
TEMPERANCE
48117-9392
Elementary
2888 NADEAU RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
15488 Eastwood Street
Monroe
48117-9392
Middle School
232 EAST ELM ST
PETERSBURG
48117-9392
High School
17555 IDA WEST RD
PETERSBURG
48117-9392
Middle School
17555 Ida West Road
Petersburg
48117-9392
Middle School
1575 W Temperance Rd
Temperance
48117-9392
Middle School
3000 VIVIAN RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Middle School
11200 GRAFTON RD
CARLETON
48117-9392
Middle School
1933 SOUTH CUSTER RD
MONROE
48117-9392
Elementary
6655 CONSEAR RD
OTTAWA LAKE
48117-9392
High School
6655 CONSEAR RD
OTTAWA LAKE
48117-9392
Middle School
6655 CONSEAR RD
OTTAWA LAKE
48117-9392
Parks & Recreation – Marinas : Boat Launch : Canoe : Bowling Map
State Parks
Wm. C. Sterling State Park
1,000 acres on Lake Erie, 2800 State Park Dr., located off I-75 at the Dixie Hwy. exit. Playground equipment, picnic shelters, restrooms, swimming beach, nature trails, fishing ponds, boat launch. See park for listing of various activities. Daily or yearly fee. Discount for senior citizens.
Pointe Mouillee State Game Area and Park
On Lake Erie off N. Dixie Hwy., Rockwood. About 2,500 acres. Nature trails and picnic facilities. No alcoholic beverages.
Petersburg State Game Area
Teal and Lulu Rds., Petersburg. 500 acres of managed game area representing one of the last Michigan sites of native wet-sand prairie habitat. Open for walking and dog runs also.
County Parks
Heck Park
N. Dixie Hwy., just south of I-75, Monroe. Playground equipment, picnic shelter, ball diamonds, restrooms.
Nike Park
Newport Rd., just west of Telegraph Rd., Carleton. Playground equipment, picnic facilities, soccer fields under construction.
Vienna Park
Vienna West Rd. between Crabb and Minx Rds., Erie. Playground equipment, picnic shelter, archery range, nature trail, Frisbee golf, ball fields.
Waterloo Park
Mulhollen Dr., off S. Custer Rd., about a half-mile west of Telegraph Rd. On the River Raisin, Playground equipment, picnic shelter, restrooms.
West County Park
Rightmire Rd. Dundee Township. River Access, Hiking, Natural Area.
City Parks
Altrusa Park
E. Front St, between S. Macomb and Washington on the riverfront.
Boyd Park
Harrison and W. Fourth Sts. Playground equipment, basketball.
Cairns Field
W. Eighth St. Playground equipment, basketball, baseball, picnic shelter, tennis courts, roller sports court.
Cantrick School
Riverview and Maple Blvd. Ball diamonds, basketball, tennis. Outdoor swimming pool is scheduled to open from mid-June to Labor Day. Admission is $1.50 for children, $2 for adults.
Hellenberg Park
1319 E. Front St. Baseball, boat ramp on the River Raisin, natural area, playground equipment.
Loranger Square
Washington and E. First Sts. Water fountain, benches, library in the heart of downtown.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
Formerly Orchard Park, Glenwood and Oak Sts. Playground equipment, picnic shelter, basketball.
Munson Park
2600 N. Custer Rd. on west edge of city. Playground equipment, softball, tennis, cross-country skiing, mile-long walking trail, volleyball courts, picnic shelter, restrooms skating pond, sledding hill, soccer fields, community garden plots.
Roessler Field
Roessler St., on north side of the River Raisin. Playground equipment, ball diamonds, basketball.
St. Mary’s
W. Elm Ave. just west of N. Monroe St. Bandshell, playground equipment, tennis, basketball, bocci ball court, picnic shelter.
Soldiers and Sailors
E. Front St. on the River Raisin. Playground equipment, tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, basketball, picnic shelter.
Veterans Park
N. Custer Rd. on the River Raisin. Playground equipment, picnic shelters, bike path, restrooms.
Marinas
ACTION RAINBOW MARINA
5800 S. OTTER CREEK RD.
LASALLE, MI 48145
734.242.0111
CHARLIE’S BOAT & BAIT
13468 LAPLAISANCE RD.
MONROE, MI 48161
734.241.1545
ERIE PARTY SHOPPE & DOCKS
6838 LAPLAISANCE RD.
MONROE, MI 48161
734.457.0006
MILLER BOAT MARINA
6838 LAPLAISANCE RD.
MONROE, MI 48161
734.242.7734
RIVER CAFE & MARINA
6215 EDGEWATER
ERIE, MI 48133
734.723.7405
SWAN YACHT BASIN
5898 TROMBLEY
NEWPORT, MI 48166
734.586.2762
TROUT’S YACHT BASIN
7970 HARBOR
MONROE, MI 48161
734.242.5545
RIVERFRONT MARINA
1560 E. ELM AVE.
MONROE, MI 48162
734.242.0737
BREST BAY MARINA
4088 BREST RD.
NEWPORT MI 48166
734.289.1234
OTTER CREEK MARINA
6303 LAKEVIEW
LASALLE, MI 48145
734.241.0313
LUNA PIER HARBOR CLUB
10420 S. HAROLD DR.
LUNA PIER, MI 48157
734.848.8777
HARBOR MARINE
13950 BRIDGE ST.
MONROE, MI 48161
734.241.2833
LIGHTHOUSE HARBOR MARINA
5800 S. OTTER CREEK RD.
LASALLE, MI 48145
734.242.0111
STATE LINE MARINA INC.
7330 PERCH DR.
ERIE, MI 48133
734.848.8137
TOLEDO BEACH MARINA
11840 TOLEDO BEACH
LASALLE, MI 48145
734.243.3800
Public Boat Launch
HALFWAY CREEK (LAKE ERIE)
TOWN OF ERIE
HELLENBERG FIELD
CITY OF MONROE
1 MILE WEST OF I-75 – EXIT FRONT ST
HOFFMAN MEMORIAL
BOLLES HARBOR AREA
1 MILE EAST – EXIT 11 – 1/75
ON LAPLAISANCE RD
OTTER CREEK (LAKE ERIE)
TOWN OF LASALLE
POINTE MOUILLEE (LAKE ERIE)
TOWN OF SOUTH ROCKWOOD
POINTE MOUILLEE (MOUILLEE CREEK)
TOWN SOUTH ROCKWOOD
STERLING STATE PARK
CITY OF MONROE
N DIXIE HWY – 1/2 MILE EAST OF EXIT 15 – I-75
WHITING PLANT (LAKE ERIE)
TOWN OF ERIE
Canoe & Kayak
River Raisin Canoe Livery
Located on Plank Rd. Dundee, MI
P.O. Box 136
Carleton, MI 48117
734.529.9029
Bowling
Monroe Sports Center
15425 D. Dixie Hwy.
Monroe, MI 48161
734.242.0404
Flat Rock Lanes
14700 Telegraph Rd.
Flat Rock, MI 48134
734.782.9393
Nortel Lanes
611 N. Telegraph Rd.
Monroe, MI 48162
734.242.3211
Forest View Lanes
2345 W. Dean Rd.
Temperance, MI 48182
734.847.3051

Area Churches

Churches Address or Web Site
Anabaptist
Gateway Anabaptist Church 6146 East Dunbar Road – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)384-5189
Pastor Dan Hardin
www.1611.net
Baptist
Milan Baptist Church 31 Ferman Street – MIlian, MI 48160
Phone: (734)439-8180
www.milianbaptist.org
Monroe Missionary Baptist Church 14260 South Dixie HWY – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)241-6860
www.mmbconline.org
Catholic
Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church 502 West Front Street – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)241-8645
www.stmichaelthearchangel.catholicweb.com
St. Irene Catholic Church 568 Main Street – Dundee, MI 48131
St. Joseph Catholic Church – Erie 2214 Manhattan Street – Erie, MI 48133
Phone: (734)848-6125
Christian
Monroe Christian Church 14905 South Telegraph – Monroe, MI 48117
Phone:(734)241-4144
www.monroechristianchurch.com
New Life Tabernacle – Petersburg 6023 Summerfield Rd – Petersburg, MI 49270
Phone: (734)279-2161
www.newlifetab.org
NorthBrook Church 12000 Jones Road, – Carleton, MI 48117
Phone: (734)654-3993
www.northbrook-church.com
Summerfield Christian Church 11100 Summerfield Road – Petersburg, MI 49270
Phone: (734)856-6230
www.geocities.com/kmi_usa/SCC.html
Church of Christ
Milan Church of Christ 825 Church Street – Milian, MI 48160
Phone: (734)439-7318
www.milianchurchofchrist.org
Ridge Road Church of Christ 1770 Ridge Road – Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: (734)485-2930
www.ridgeroadcoc.org
Episcopal
Trinity Episcopal Church 301 South Monroe Street – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)242-3113
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
St. Paul\’s Lutheran Church 4615 West Albain Road – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 242-2200
www.stpaulsmonroe.net
Independent Baptist
First Baptist Church of Gibraltar Fryer Drive – Gibraltar, MI 48173
Phone: (734)676-8110
www.fbcgib.org
Luna Pier Baptist Church 4265 Luna Pier Road – Luna Pier, MI 48157
Phone: (734)848-4611
http://.lunapierbaptist.tripod.com/ lunapierbaptistchurch
Lutheran
Trinity Lutheran Church 323 Scott Street – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)242-2308
www.foxberry.net/trinity/
Lutheran Church MIssouri Synod – LCMS
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church 8212 North Telegraph Road – Newport, MI 48166
Phone: (734)586-6229
www.cosluth.homestead.com
Emmanual Lutheran Church – Britton 9950 Ridge Highway – Britton, MI 49229
Phone: (517)451-8148
Non-Denominational
1st Web Church 250 Franklin Lake Circle – Oxford, MI 48371
Phone: (248)628-7057
www.1stwebchurch.org
Monroe Christian Church South Telegraph – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 241-4144
www.monroechristianchurch.com
New Hope Christian Church of Monroe LaSalle Road – Monroe, MI 48162
Phone: (734) 242-4613
www.mypeoplepc.com/members/mcochran/ nhccmonroe
Trinity Faith Christian Fellowship 15241 C South Dixie Highway – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)384-9596
www.trinityfaithchristianfellowship.org
Pentecostal
Stewart Road Church of God 1199 Stewart Road, – Monroe, MI 48162
Phone: (734)241-1000
www.stewartroad.org
Southern Baptist
Anchor Baptist Church 209 East Santure Road – Monroe, MI 48162
Phone: (734)240-2556
www.archormonroe.net
Undenominational
Gospel of the Holy 12 P.O. Box 3 – LaSalle, MI 48146
Phone: (724)242-6259
www.members.tripod.com/jbrooks2
United Methodist
Carleton United Methodist Church 11435 Grafton Road – Carleton, MI 48117
Phone: (734)654-2833
London United Methodist Church 11318 Plank Road – Milan, MI 48160
Monroe First United Methodist Church Harrison Street – Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734)241-6070
www.gbgm-umc.org/firstumc-monroemi/
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod – WELS
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church & School 186 Cole Road – Monroe, MI 48162
Phone: (734)242-1378
www.foxberry.net/zion

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Services Phone Number
Fire, Police, Ambulance 911
Monroe County Sheriff (734) 240-7400
Monroe Co. Emergency Management (734) 240-3135
Fire & Police Dispatch (734) 243-7070
Monroe City Police Dpt. (734) 243-7500
Mercy Memorial Hospital (734) 240-8400
Carleton Police Dpt. (734) 654-6717
Erie Township Police Dpt. (734) 848-4082
Monroe County Health (734) 240-7800
Nationwide Runaway Hotline (800) 621-4000
National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
Ctr. for Missing & Exploited Children (800) 843-5678
National Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222
National Substance Abuse Helpline (800) 662-4357

Utilities & Services

Utility & Service Phone Number
Electric
Detroit Edison (800) 477-4747
Consumers Energy (800) 477-5050
Southeastern Energy (800) 748-0287
Gas
Aquila (800) 303-0752
Telephone
AT&T (800) 222-0300
Ameritech (800) 257-0902
GTE (800) 742-5483
MCI Worldcom (800) 950-5555
Sprint (800) 877-7746
Verizon (800) 483-4000
Oil/Propane
Amerigas (800) 649-1418
Barron C & Son’s Inc. (734) 241-8633
Garst LP Gas (800) 833-5081
Great Lakes Propane (734) 241-8986
Thermogas (734) 241-6045
Water/Sewer
Ash (734) 654-6992 ext. 28
Berlin (734) 586-2187
Flat Rock (734) 782-2470
Frenchtown (734) 242-5902 ext. 7
Monroe (734) 243-0700
Petersburg (734) 279-2091
South County (734) 847-0579
Bedford Sewage (734) 847-6791
County Drain Commission (734) 240-3101
Cable (734) 586-2187
Comcast (888) 266-2278
Charter Communications (800) 875-9350