Residential Renovations Serves the Greater Monroe Area Residents
Monroe was founded in 1785 and is the site of the War of 1812 battlefield. Monroe is the perfect balance of opportunities of economic development and historic preservation. Monroe is also Michigan’s third oldest community and is located about 17-miles north of Toledo, Ohio and about 35-miles south of Detroit.
Monroe’s location on the west shore of Lake Erie and its River Raisin made it a natural crossroads for food and transportation that attracted the Potawatomi Tribe of Indians who first lived here. Later, French missionaries, fur trappers, and settlers came for the same reasons. Residents and visitors today continue to find Monroe to be a welcoming crossroads of historic and natural treasures.
Monroe is home to the National Register of Historic Places War of 1812 River Raisin Battlefield and its natural environment is showcased and preserved by having the 260-acre Eagle Island Marsh unit of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge located in it. The inland sea of Lake Erie offers boating, swimming, camping, wetlands exploration, hiking, and fishing, at the 1,300-acre Sterling State Park on the shores of Lake Erie.