A quick tour of the township exposes a wide variety of flavors: developments of newer, elegant homes, acres of open space, enclaves of adult communities and discreet industrial areas. Monroe is a quiet neighbor of its more bustling communities closer to Princeton, but it has much to offer its residents.
Befitting its quiet nature, Monroe offers residents a number of smaller shopping opportunities, but large malls in neighboring East Brunswick and along Route 1 are a short drive away. The school system is solid and a source of pride for the community.
Commuters to New York City can take advantage of the entrance onto the New Jersey Turnpike right in the township or the adjacent park-and-ride that offers bus service into the city. The Princeton Junction train station is not far as well for rail service up and down the East Coast.