Introduction to Monroe, Washington
Monroe, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 13 miles SE of Everett, Washington (center to center) and 24 miles NE of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,795 people lived in Monroe.
The earliest non-Native Americans settled in this area during the 1860s. The Great Northern Railroad was introduced in this area in the 1880s which lead to the establishment of the city. It was originally named Tye City. The name was later changed to Monroe, in honor of President James Monroe. The City of Monroe was officially incorporated in December 1902.
Monroe and nearby Attractions
- Monroe Historical Society Museum
- Wallace Falls State Park
- Woods Creek
- Skykomish River Centennial Park
- Al Borlin Park
- FastTrax Indoor Raceway
Things To Do In Monroe
The City of Monroe is located in the beautiful surroundings of a river valley. Vast, open forested areas surround the city. There are several parks and public areas in the city which are well maintained. Opportunities for white-water rafting, fishing, swimming, other water sports, camping, skiing, hiking, and climbing are available nearby. The eastern part of Monroe features a panorama of waterfalls, mountain lakes, and streams.
The Boeing Field/King County Airport is the nearest international airport.
Monroe Higher Education
One can apply for higher education at Everett Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, Bellevue Community College, and Edmonds Community College.