Monroe Michigan is a city in the state of Michigan. In its 2010 census records, it had a population of 22,261. It is the second-largest city and county seat in Monroe County, behind Bedford Township. Monroe’s motto has been “Where The Grass Is Greener”.

It lies on the River Raisin … a very north-eastern part of the state.

There are many things to do in Monroe, MI. Here are some great examples. They range from festivals to sports events. They range from savory treats to sweet delights.

Monroe MI weather is both very cold and warm weather throughout the year, although it does get high near 90 degrees in July and August during a few days per year, the rest of the summer is cool to warm with temperatures rarely rising over 80 degrees or falling below 40 degrees. Monroe gets an average of 41 inches of snow each winter and it is one of the snowiest places in Michigan with large amounts occurring throughout December to March, but typically outdone by northern regions like Traverse City or Houghton/Hancock/Calumet areas.

Monroe has many parks available for residents and their families. They include the oldest park in Michigan, River Raisin Park (established 1898) which surrounds the River Raisin and encompasses about 1000 acres of land along Lake Erie including an 18-hole golf course, numerous football fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, and a frisbee disc court. There are also three other golf courses, including the Monroe County Country Club (founded in 1922), and the River Raisin Valley Golf Course (opened 2006).


Monroe offers many attractions such as its historic downtown area which includes two major museums located in the historic home of General Samuel Williams. The grounds also include a plaque for the high watermark of the 1938 flood that devastated much of lower Michigan and Ohio along Lake Erie. There are numerous parks throughout Monroe that offer activities such as fishing, biking, bird watching, disc golf, and archery.

Monroe is home to many festivals. Each September the city hosts the Monroe County Heritage Festival with live music, food, and activities. June is Community Pride Month in Monroe where residents decorate their homes and businesses for all to enjoy.

Monroe is also home to various professional sports teams including minor league baseball (Monroe Fighting Keys), semi-pro football (Monroe Mayhem), and semi-pro men’s hockey (Monroe Moccasins).


Monroe has a few subdivisions within its limits such as Beacon Hill at Frenchman’s Creek, Beach Ridge Estates, Colony Woods, Colonial Village, Fox Pointe Estates, French’s Landing, Glengary Estates, Green Havens Condominiums, Highland Park, James Southworth Subdivision 2nd Addition (Dr. L. Berkey), Lochaven Acres, Maplewood Hills Subdivision 1st Addition/2nd Addition (Dr. L. Berkey), Merriman Hills, Milner Woods, The Oaks at Frenchman’s Creek, The Orchards of Milner Farms, The Park at Harroun Farms Subdivision (Dr. L. Berkeys), Pine Ridge Estates-Echo Lake Subdivision 1st Addition(Dr. L.Berkey)(#2, 3 & 4), Pine Ridge Estates-Echo Lake Subdivision 2nd Addition(Dr. L.Berkey)(#1), Preserve at Frenchman’s Creek (Monroe) and The Timbers of Milner Farms.

Monroe also has numerous restaurants for you to enjoy. These range from fast food to casual and fine dining. Here is a list of some of the best:

-Applebee’s (located at 302 East Elm Street)

-Blimpy Burger (located at the intersection of East Elm Street and North Telegraph Road)

-East Side Mario’s (located at 3902 South Custer Road)

-El Pastor (located at 3010 S. Dixie Hwy.)

-Jerry’s Subs, Pizza & Bakery (located at 1380 S. Dixie Hwy.)

-Max & Erma’s (located at 201 East Elm Street)

-Mexican Villa of Monroe (located at 1501 North Custer Road)

-Momma Goldberg’s Deli And Restaurant (located at 3215 N. Telegraph Road)

-O’Charley’s (located at 3020 S. Custer Road)

-Panera Bread (located at 2633 S. Monroe Street)

-Red Lobster (located at 3010 S Dixie Hwy)

-Ruby Tuesday’s (located at 3101 South Custer Road)

-Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina (located at 3020 S. Custer Road)

-Sizzler (located at 3700 North Telegraph Road)

-Taco Bell (located at 3735 North Custer Road)

-TC’s Pub (located at 921 East Elm Street)

-Uno Chicago Grill (located at 3310 North Custer Road)

-Wendy’s (located at 3005 South Dixie Highway)

There are many things that you can do in Monroe, MI. You can visit the Monroe County Fairgrounds. You can eat a delicious meal at one of the many great restaurants. Or maybe you might want to go shopping at one of the local retail stores. It’s all up to you! But there is something for everyone here in Monroe, MI.