About Homes for Sale in Monroe, NY
The Town of Monroe has a rich and fascinating history, dating back to the 1600’s, when Dutch and English settlers made their way to this place that had lands good for farming, plenty of water, good access to the Hudson River, and surrounded by mountains in the Ramapo Valley. The Monroe Historical Society has done a wonderful job of documenting Monroe’s history through photos and stories of the town as it was and as it grew into the town we know today (www.monroehistoryny.org).
Cheese, dairy and mining were once thriving industries here, and it was in Monroe that the cheese processing called Velveeta was born. Today Monroe is home to numerous businesses and restaurants, and is in close proximity to Woodbury Common Premium Outlet with over 220 upscale outlet and factory stores. Also of note is Museum Village, a living history museum that lets visitors experience life in the 19th century. The playhouse at Museum Village is home to the Muddy Water Players, who perform four shows a year.
The Village of Monroe is home to four parks and a strong sense of pride and community, as shown by its annual community events. From Monroe Clean Sweep, Earth Day Celebration, the Memorial Day Parade, Summer Concerts, the Farmers’ Market, Independence Day Festival, Carnival, Film Festival, Wine and Cheese Festival, Cheese Festival to the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, these events bring the residents of Monroe together, creating wonderful memories for all.
Just 40 miles from New York City, Monroe provides that wonderful small town feeling while also providing convenience and easy access to the City.