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About Monroe

Monroe at a Glance

  • Union County is ranked as the fastest growing county in the State of North Carolina
  • Both the best of rural and suburban living
  • Centrally located, and approximately 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina
  • County seat is Monroe, a town of approximately 25,000


  • Arts and crafts festivals
  • Numerous musical performances
  • Local museums
  • Beautiful recreation facilities at Cane Creek Park
  • Union County Farmers' Market
  • Fine antique dealers
  • Eight golf courses
  • Just over three hours to the South Carolina beaches
  • Active community


  • January: average low 30º - average high 49º
  • July: average low 70º - average high 90º
  • Sunny days: 214/year
  • Average precipitation: 43.1 in.
  • Average snowfall: 5-6 in.


  • Strong public school system
  • The Union County Public School system is known for its high quality education. Both year-round and traditional school calendars are available
  • South Piedmont Community College
  • Wingate University, a small, Baptist-affiliated college provides undergraduate and graduate studies to approximately 1500 students. The University, founded in 1896, is known for its international study programs, its low student-teacher ratio and convenient location. A pharmacy school was added to Wingate University in the fall of 2004.

Career Opportunities

  • Career opportunities in Union County are numerous
  • Union County's major industries include manufacturing, healthcare, education, agribusiness, local governments, construction and retail
  • Several international companies have locations here
  • Union County also boasts a low unemployment rate
  • In the past two decades, Union County has also become home to a burgeoning film industry. The county has been featured in a number of television movies and feature films including The Color Purple.


  • We have it all! A great variety including Southern cooking, sushi, Italian, Mexican, seafood and more.

Where do I live?

  • Wide variety of real estate options in Union County
  • Given the convenient proximity to Charlotte, many of our residents live in the city, while others live in suburban areas such as Ballantyne or Matthews

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