Community Transit is here to get you where you want to go. We are proud to be a part of the Monroe community — we live here, ride here, and drive here. Wherever you need to go in Monroe, feel good about how you get there.
Monroe is located at the confluence of the Skykomish, Snohomish, and Snoqualmie rivers near the Cascade foothills, about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Its population was estimated to be 20,209 in 2021.
The city's largest employer is the Washington State Department of Corrections, which operates the Monroe Correctional Complex and provides more than 1,100 jobs. Other large employers include the Monroe School District, the Cadman quarry, the Evergreen State Fair, EvergreenHealth Monroe, and large retailers.
Popular destinations include its 14 parks — including Al Borlin Park and Lake Tye Park. Monroe also has 14 miles of multi-use pedestrian and bicycle trails that connect neighborhoods and parks.
People traveling to and from the area can choose from multiple routes served by Community Transit buses, DART paratransit service, and Vanpool.
Monroe also has a privately owned airfield, First Air Field, located adjacent to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.