The city of Monroe has become a major force in the Snohomish valley since the early 90's. This sleepy town has deep agricultural roots from it's early beginnings. Today it is a modern city with all the growth (and problems) of metropolitan areas. That's because it is part of the Puget Sound metropolitan area like it or not! Many of the city's inhabitants work for or commute to the east side of Lake Washington and even to Seattle.
One of the communities in here is named Thomas Farms , keeping up with the agricultural heritage. This community is located on the west end of town near an area called The Fryelands. Thomas Farms is one of the last developments in the area and it benefited from much planning.
The homes here are mainly 2 story types with a smattering of ramblers. Wide streets with sidewalks and many round culdesacs make for a very intimate feeling of a close knit neighborhood. It is safe for the children to play in these culdesacs which tend to dramatically reduce vehicle speeds. This is an excellent neighborhood for raising families or starting a family. Residents here attend schools in the Monroe school district.
The foresight of the developers to install a walking and biking trail on the perimeter that joins the other trails of the neightborhoods in the Fryelands area is an added bonus to living here. It all ends up at a City park called Lake Tye - where biking and walking trails continue for miles.
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