Welcome to the City of Monroe!

Image of walking path along River Raisin

Come experience the City of Monroe, Michigan, a community that takes pride in its rich heritage, riverfront and innovative history.

The City of Monroe is Michigan's third oldest community and the administrative center or seat of government for the County of Monroe. Founded in 1785, we were established as a Village in 1837 before officially becoming the City of Monroe in 1837 - the same year Michigan became our country's 26th state.

Monroe is home to many historical sites including the River Raisin National Battlefield Park that offers insight into the War of 1812 and the Battle of River Raisin that was fought at the very location you are visiting. Other locations I hope you will find time to visit include the Monroe County Museum featuring exhibits on Native Americans, early settlement, and General George Armstrong Custer.

Monroe is located on the west shore of Lake Erie in southeast Michigan, and boasts the only port in the state on this Great Lake. The River Raisin winds its way through the heart of our historic Downtown, making it a welcoming crossroads of historic and natural treasures.

For outdoor activities, enjoy a walk along the River Raisin Heritage Trail or travel to Sterling State Park and enjoy the shores of Lake Erie. We have many beautiful waterside parks including St. Mary's Park and Veterans Park and Soldiers and Sailors Park, which honor the many veterans of Monroe County. All of these locations are within one mile of downtown.

We enthusiastically welcome new businesses and residents with excellent amenities and affordable properties. With a major interstate highway running adjacent to our city, a municipal airport, hospital, and a well respected Monroe County Community College in our County, we offer an ideal environment for our highly diversified business community.

Residents of Monroe enjoy an abundance of municipal recreational opportunities and quality public schools.

We hope you will enjoy exploring all that our city has to offer, and we look forward to Raisin' Expectations in Monroe!

Mayor Robert E. Clark