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Population: 19, 529
Size: 26 Square Miles
Mill Rate: 34.35
Public Schools: 3 Elementary, 1 Middle, 1 High School
Private Schools: 1 Elementary, 1 Middle
In 1823 the Town of Monroe separated from the greater township of Huntington. It was predominantly farmland with small industries of saw and grist mills, blacksmith shops, carriage and button factories, and a granite quarry. By the 1950's the farmland began selling parcels for new homes to be built, and in 1957 the town had it's first high school. In the 1970's it expanded its community by creating Webb Mountain Park and the beautiful Wolfe Park, which today encompasses multiple ball fields and playgrounds along with a recently renovated town pool, fishing ponds and the ever popular Great Hollow Lake for swimming, hiking and running. There is also the recently constructed Senior Center, Town Library and expanded Town Hall.
As the town continued to grow, it remained family oriented with a competitive and flourishing school system. In 2015 Masuk High School received the prestigious Blue Ribbon recognition for exemplary performance. It is one of 335 schools in the country to receive the honor, and the only High School in CT. There is also a STEM program in place for grades 6-8 where students focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
Monroe's location is ideal for commuting to any part of the state, whether it be Stamford, Danbury or New Haven. Routes 111 and 25 are the main arteries that connect to The Merritt Parkway, I-95 and I-84. Metro North trains to NYC can be reached within 20 minutes, or drive to Manhattan in 90 minutes.