Some quick facts about Monroe History: According to City Town Info, it mentions that
The earliest non-Native Americans settled in this area during the 1860s. The Great Northern Railroad was introduced in this area in the 1880s which lead to the establishment of the city. It was originally named Tye City. The name was later changed to Monroe, in honor of President James Monroe. The City of Monroe was officially incorporated in December 1902.
Monroe's nearby attractions include things like Woods Creek, the Skykomish River Centennial Park, and many more other attractions like the FastTrax Indoor Raceway
City Town Info also mentions:
The City of Monroe is located in the beautiful surroundings of a river valley. Vast, open forested areas surround the city. There are several parks and public areas in the city which are well maintained. Opportunities for white-water rafting, fishing, swimming, other water sports, camping, skiing, hiking, and climbing are available nearby. The eastern part of Monroe features a panorama of waterfalls, mountain lakes, and streams.
King 5 news just recently made a road trip called "5 cities, 5 days."
One of the stops that they made was Monroe, Wa
From thriving new businesses to outdoor activities, Monroe in Snohomish County has a lot to offer.
It's a really nice piece where as they walk around downtown Monroe and mention that, really, there is everything that you would need here - from a bike shop to insurance to a great coffee shop. Make sure to watch the great video that they did!
King 5 News mentions the five things you may not know about Monroe:
You can get locally roasted coffee from Original Pilot House Coffee and even have it delivered to your business with a side-by-side. It's now legal to ride ATVs on the streets of Monroe. The city passed a new law in 2018 as part of a statewide effort to boost tourism in rural areas. The coffee shop also offers free homemade cookies every Thursday.
You can find the most diverse collection of reptiles in the Pacific Northwest at The Reptile Zoo, including an albino alligator and a two-headed turtle.
Monroe has a strong employment base. The city employs 7,500 people. About a quarter of the workforce leaves the city to work south of Everett.
Despite some businesses being forced to close during the pandemic, Monroe has seen new businesses opening up, including a new custom furniture maker, a nano-brewery called Bugu Brewing Company and Lewis and Main, a new restaurant with gourmet dining.
The city is popular among residents and visitors because of its outdoor activities. People are drawn to the city for the hiking and the Snohomish River. Monroe is also the jumping off place for travelers heading over Highway 2 to Stevens Pass and Leavenworth.
It's clear all the wonderful qualities that Monroe has to offer. And it's a good "shout out" from one of Seattle's premier news outlets highlighting the advantages of living a little farther from the city.