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Monroe is located in the Fairfield County, in the State of Connecticut. As one of the largest towns in the region, Monroe has developed mostly due to the expansion of the residential areas around the major cities. The population of Monroe goes up to approximately 19,480 inhabitants.Forbes magazine named Monroe one of the "Best Places to Live".

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Lake Zoar is a reservation of the Housatonic River to be found near Monroe. The lake provides numerous means of spending quality time in nature and involved in fun activities. For example, people may like to take up a boat ride on the lake. Another example of the uses of Lake Zoar is fishing. The lake is populated with numerous fish species. Around the lake, a natural habitat has been formed. Hiking trails have been created for people to have better access to explore the regions and to admire natural sights.

The William E. Wolfe Park in Monroe offers numerous amenities for its visitors. During the summer, people can benefit from using the public swimming pool. Throughout the year, residents and visitors are welcomed to organize private games or contests on one of the designated sports fields for playing baseball, football or basketball. Children can have a lot of fun on the very well equipped playground in the park. The hiking trail available in the William E. Wolfe Park leads up to the Great Hollow Lake.

The Monroe Center Historic District includes numerous buildings that date back to the 1760s. The historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. The most important aspect related to the historic district of Monroe is that all the buildings here have been carefully kept and restored by local authorities. The respect and appreciation of the values of the past is highly visible in this community. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire amazing establishments, mostly done in the Colonial Revival, Georgian or Federal architectural styles. 60 buildings are included in the historic district, the most well known one of them all being the St. Peters Church.

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