The city of Monroe is a vibrant and progressive city that serves as the hub of retail, government, culture, and industry in Union County. From the large Historic District complete with stately homes and a newly revitalized downtown to its industrial core attracting businesses from across the globe to the ever-growing retail marketplace, Monroe has something to offer to all.
The downtown area is currently in the throes of a revitalization plan that has been spearheaded by city leaders. The plan is geared to increase traffic to downtown businesses as well as to show off the charm of the tree-lined streets and make the downtown area a destination for families. Several activities like live music, antique car cruise-ins, outdoor movies, to name just a few, are held throughout the year. The downtown at times also finds itself the center of attention as film crews use the backdrop of the Historic Union County Courthouse and charm of Main Street in major motion pictures.