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.