Living in Monroe, NY
Have you considered buying a home in Monroe, NY? The Town of Monroe NY is a suburban community of approximately 40,000. As the largest town in Orange County, Monroe makes a welcoming home for many Hudson Valley residents, who appreciate it’s accessible location, natural beauty, and friendly community feel. Beautiful homes of varied sizes and styles all in a great
commuter location. If you are looking to buy a home in Monroe, you will find plenty of reasons that real estate here is a great value. Homes for sale in every price range are part of the landscape.
Once you find a home that works and settle in, you will be certain that you have found a great place to call home. Spend some time looking at all of the real estate options. This page provides you with information on what homes are currently available to purchase. Take a bit of time to review the options and learn more about why living in Monroe, NY is a great combination of value and a most sought after lifestyle.
Location and Geography
The Town of Monroe is located in the southern region of Orange County. It is bordered by the towns of Chester and Blooming Grove to the north; the Town of Woodbury to the east; and the towns of Tuxedo and Warwick to the south. Monroe is located approximately 60 miles north of New York City, and 19 miles southeast of the City of Middletown. NY-17 passes through Monroe, providing easy commuter access for work and play.
Monroe, NY Real Estate and Homes for Sale
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The Town of Monroe exemplifies the charm and diversity of life in the Hudson Valley. Despite being the largest town in Orange County, Monroe maintains its small town appeal, while also providing easy access to the urban amenities of nearby cities. Residents enjoy patronizing its many small, locally owned businesses. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there is also premium outlet shopping a stone’s throw away at Woodbury Commons, where bargain hunters score great deals every day on brand name and designer wares. As a local resident you know when the best bargains really happen. Hint: Locals know that holidays are not the best days for discounts!
Monroe residents take advantage of the area’s natural beauty by spending a day at Round Lake Park, where they enjoy fishing, swimming, sunbathing, or even paddling on the lake in a giant swan boat. Many homes are currently for sale in the lovely Round Lake Park Beach community, where you can live just steps away from the water!
Monroe’s first settlers were Native Americans of the Lenni-Lenape nation. As Dutch and English settlers arrived in the 1700s, the area’s Native population moved West. The area was rich in natural resources, such as fertile farmland and fresh water, which made it an attractive location to build a community. The town was christened “Cheesecock” in 1799, after the patent originally giving the town’s founder’s rights to the land and was, quite fortunately, renamed in 1808 to honor the fifth US president, James Monroe.
The opening of the Erie Railroad in 1841 was a highlight in the history of Monroe, as it brought unprecedented opportunities for trade and travel. The dairy and iron industries in particular thrived as Monroe was connected with New York City. One interesting tidbit from Monroe’s history is that it is the birthplace of Velveeta Cheese, and the original factory still stands as a historical site today. In the 1900s, Monroe became increasingly popular with tourists, who enjoyed the town’s scenic beauty, lakes, and fresh air. Today, Monroe residents still enjoy the idyllic lifestyle sought by visitors a century prior.
Students in Monroe are served by the Monroe-Woodbury School District, which is composed of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Quality education is a priority for the Monroe community, and the schools offer a variety of sports and other co-curricular activities in addition to the academic offerings.
In terms of higher education, there are a broad selection of colleges and universities within short driving distance from Monroe. SUNY Orange (a two year college) and SUNY New Paltz (a four year university) are available to students seeking a quality, affordable public education. There are also a variety of private universities in the area. Learn more about higher education in the Hudson Valley here.
Find Your New Home in Monroe, NY
I invite you to browse the listings and view what great homes are available in Monroe NY. If you are ready to learn more about options for purchasing a new home in Monroe NY, please call or email me. I can provide you information tailored to your needs, desires, and budget. Happy house hunting!
Resources for Monroe, NY Home Buyers
- 845) 783-4411 Monroe Public Library
- 845-783-1900 Town of Monroe Government Offices
- 845-460-6200 Monroe School District (
- Town of Monroe Tax Office
- Monroe Parks Department
published by: Janis Borgueta Key Properties of the Hudson Valley in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. Information here is a community service to the public. Please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. You can contact Janis at (845)-527-7115 or find her on Google+