The City of Monroe lies 17 miles east of Everett on Highway 2 and 10 miles northeast of Bothell/Woodinville on Highway 522. With a diverse population of over 16,000 the city has become the center of trade, business and professional services for East Snohomish County. The City is located in a river valley and surrounded by forested open space. Our parks and public places are beautifully maintained. Opportunities for fishing, white-water rafting, other water sports, hiking, skiing, climbing, and camping are only minutes away. The mountain wilderness area east of Monroe is a panorama of waterfalls, streams and mountain lakes. Come experience Monroe - and make it your home town!