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Monroe serves as the county seat for Union County, which is located in southern North Carolina near Charlotte. The population of the town is 30,392. Monroe is a very picturesque town with a Victorian era courthouse, built in 1886, that sits atop a central square. Government buildings lie to the north of the square and to the south is the quaint downtown shops and restaurants. Several fountains and small parks are also part of the downtown area. Union County has rolling hills and pastures and winding roads that lead to many "pick your own" farms and rivers and streams for fishing. Hiking and horseback riding are other popular activities in Monroe - in fact, Union County is known as the equestrian capital of the entire state. A Farmers Market is held in Monroe every Tuesday - Saturday on Skyway Drive. Other attractions in the city include the Historic Union County Courthouse/Heritage Room and the Union County Community Arts Council Gallery. In addition, Downtown Monroe sponsors several events throughout the year, including Steel on Wheels Car Show, Independence in the Park, Those Were the Days Antique & Collectible Fair, Halloween Happenings, Tour of Homes and Christmas Parade and Old Fashioned Tree Lighting.

Surrounding areas: Marion, North Carolina (16.5 mi), Burnsville, North Carolina (19.4 mi), Charlotte, North Carolina (23.5 mi), Mountain Island Lake, North Carolina (34.5 mi), Lake Wylie, North Carolina (37.0 mi), Lake Norman, North Carolina (38.7 mi), Badin Lake, North Carolina (39.6 mi)

Monroe Vacation Rentals




Monroe Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn & Suites2316 Hanover DrMonroe, NC (800) 528-1234
Hampton Inn2368 Roland DrMonroe, NC (704) 220-2200
Holiday Inn Express608-e W Roosevelt BlvdMonroe, NC (704) 289-1555
Knights Inn350 Venus StMonroe, NC (704) 289-9111
Quality Inn & Suites Monroe2351 W Roosevelt Blvd Hwy 74Monroe, NC (704) 283-9600
Holiday Inn Express13470 E Independence BlvdMatthews, NC11.1 mi.(704) 821-9800
Intown Suites Charlotte Southeast12895 IndependenceMatthews, NC11.1 mi.(704) 882-4768
Matthews Courtyard By Marriott11425 East Independence BlvdMatthews, NC12.5 mi.(800) 321-2211
Comfort Inn EastUS 74e & SR 51Matthews, NC13.4 mi.(704) 847-5252
Country Inn & Suites-Charlotte @ I-485 & Hwy 74 In Matthews2001 Mt Harmony Church RdMatthews, NC13.4 mi.(704) 846-8000
Microtel Inn1603 Matthews Mint Hill RdMatthews, NC13.4 mi.(888) 619-9290
Sleep Inn Matthews9900 Matthews Park DrMatthews, NC13.8 mi.(704) 841-1660
Comfort Inn9701 E Independence BlvdMatthews, NC13.9 mi.(704) 845-5911
Hampton Inn Matthews9615 Independence Pointe PkwyMatthews, NC14.0 mi.(704) 841-1155
In Town Suites Matthews9211 E Independence BlvdMatthews, NC14.3 mi.(704) 845-2001
Quality Inn2501 Sardis Rd NCharlotte, NC14.9 mi.(704) 845-2810
Sun Suites Of Charlotte8530 East Independence BlvdCharlotte, NC15.0 mi.(704) 814-6000
Guest Lodge910 W Mcgregor StPageland, SC17.1 mi.(843) 672-6117
Ballantyne Resort10000 Ballantyne Commons PkwyCharlotte, NC17.5 mi.(704) 248-4000
Courtyard By Marriott15660 John J Delaney DrCharlotte, NC17.7 mi.(704) 341-0041
Staybridge Suites15735 John J Delaney DrCharlotte, NC17.8 mi.(704) 248-5000
Intown Suites Charlotte East7135 Albemarle RdCharlotte, NC18.0 mi.(704) 536-8376
Extended Stay Deluxe8405 Pineville-Matthews RdCharlotte, NC18.9 mi.(704) 542-9521
Suburban Lodge Of Pineville10225 Feldfarm LnPineville, NC19.3 mi.(888) 782-9752
Extended Stay America10930 Park RdCharlotte, NC19.5 mi.(704) 341-0929
Charlotte Marriott Southpark2200 Rexford RdCharlotte, NC19.8 mi.(704) 916-4080
Renaissance Charlotte South Park5501 Carnegie BlvdCharlotte, NC19.9 mi.(704) 501-2510
Residence Inn By Marriott Charlotte Southpark6030 J A Jones DrCharlotte, NC19.9 mi.(704) 554-7001
Best Western Crown Suites9705 Leitner DrPineville, NC19.9 mi.(704) 540-8500
Comfort Suites10415 Centrum PkwyPineville, NC19.9 mi.(704) 540-0069
Holiday Inn Express9280 Leitner DrPineville, NC19.9 mi.(704) 341-1190
Doubletree Guest Suites Charlotte/South Park6300 Morrison BlvdCharlotte, NC20.0 mi.(704) 364-2400
Hampton Inn & Suites Pineville401 Towne Centre BlvdPineville, NC20.1 mi.(704) 889-2700
Hilton Garden Inn Pineville425 Towne Centre BlvdPineville, NC20.1 mi.(704) 889-3279
Ramada Inn3000 E Independence BlvdCharlotte, NC20.4 mi.(704) 377-1501
Quality Suites9840 Pineville Matthews RdPineville, NC20.5 mi.(704) 889-7095
Comfort Inn2721 E Independence BlvdCharlotte, NC20.8 mi.(704) 375-8444
Courtyard By Marriott Arrowood800 Arrowood RdCharlotte, NC21.4 mi.(704) 527-5055
Best Western Carowinds3482 Hwy 21Fort Mill, SC22.4 mi.(864) 548-8000
Holiday Inn Express-carowinds3560 Lakemont BlvdFort Mill, SC22.4 mi.(803) 548-0100
 
Bed & Breakfast
Roswell Inn2320 Roswell AveCharlotte, NC21.1 mi.(704) 332-4915
Inn Uptown-bed & Breakfast129 N Poplar StCharlotte, NC23.7 mi.(704) 342-2800
The Book & Spindle B & B626 Oakland AveRock Hill, SC27.3 mi.(803) 328-1913

Monroe Weather & Climate

The Heartland, near the city of Charlotte, has a moderate, four-season climate. The single most important factor in the state that influences weather is altitude. The Heartland, or central part of the state, is partially protected by the western mountain ranges from the cold air that moves southeastward across the central States. Extreme cold temperatures are rare outside the mountains. The warmest days are found in the interior rather than near the coast. Autumn is the driest season and the season of most rapidly changing temperature. There is no distinct wet or dry season in the state, although July is usually the wettest month. North Carolina is outside the principal tornado area of the U.S., but still averages two or three per year, mostly east of the Mountains in the spring. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 52°F 31°F 4.71 in. -
February 56°F 33°F 3.81 in. -
March 64°F 40°F 4.85 in. -
April 73°F 47°F 3.02 in. -
May 80°F 56°F 3.53 in. -
June 86°F 64°F 4.32 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.63 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 4.53 in. -
September 82°F 60°F 4.38 in. -
October 73°F 48°F 4.04 in. -
November 63°F 39°F 3.33 in. -
December 54°F 33°F 3.58 in. -

Monroe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Lancaster County Mc Whirter Field (LKR) located about 25 miles southwest of Monroe in Lancaster, South Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located approximately 27 miles northwest of Monroe in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located roughly 62 miles north of Monroe in Shelby, North Carolina, the Laurinburg Maxton airport (MEB) located around 68 miles east of Monroe in Maxton, North Carolina, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located about 70 miles northwest of Monroe in Hickory, North Carolina, and finally the Florence Regional airport (FLO) located approximately 72 miles southeast of Monroe in Florence, South Carolina.

Monroe Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC23.5 mi.
JeepersConcordNC29.3 mi.
Pedroland ParkDillonSC77.6 mi.
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC86.4 mi.
 
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC20.5 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC86.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Monroe Country ClubMonroeNC 
Stonebridge Golf ClubMonroeNC 
Charlotte National Golf CourseIndian TrailNC8.6 mi.
Pebble Creek Golf CourseIndian TrailNC8.6 mi.
Eagle Chase Golf ClubMarshvilleNC10.8 mi.
White Oak GreensWhite OakNC11.0 mi.
Firethorne Country ClubWaxhawNC11.7 mi.
DivideMatthewsNC12.9 mi.
Emerald Lake Golf ClubMatthewsNC12.9 mi.
White Plains Country ClubPagelandSC17.4 mi.
Larkhaven Golf ClubCharlotteNC18.2 mi.
Crystal Creek Golf ClubPinevilleNC20.3 mi.
Charles T Myers Public Golf CourseCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Charlotte Golf LinksCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Golf Club at BallantyneCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Highland Creek Golf ClubCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Oak Hills Golf CourseCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Olde Sycamore Golf PlantationCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Paradise Valley Par 3CharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Pawtucket Golf ClubCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Renaissance Park Golf CourseCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Revolution Park Golf CourseCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Sunset Hills Public Golf CourseCharlotteNC22.0 mi.
Fort Mill Golf ClubFort MillSC22.1 mi.
Regent Park Golf ClubFort MillSC22.1 mi.
Springfield Golf ClubFort MillSC22.1 mi.
Lancaster Golf ClubLancasterSC22.2 mi.
Tega Cay Golf ClubTega CaySC26.7 mi.
Pinetuck Golf CourseRock HillSC27.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC108.6 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC110.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC110.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Andrew Jackson State ParkSC17.8 mi. 
Landsford Canal State ParkSC23.5 mi. 
Morrow Mountain State ParkNC38.5 mi. 
Town Creek Indian Mound State ParkNC38.8 mi. 
 
Museums
LightfactoryCharlotteNC23.5 mi.(Art)
Mint Musuem of ArtCharlotteNC23.5 mi.(Art)
Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission MuseumAlbemarleNC32.0 mi.(History)
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleNC33.7 mi.(History)
Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaNC40.8 mi.(Science)
Rankin Museum of American and Natural HistoryEllerbeNC45.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC64.9 mi.
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical GardenColumbiaSC73.4 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC104.9 mi.


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