Monroe, New York, is a town in Orange County made up of the villages of Monroe and Kiryas Joel and part of the village of Harriman. In this lake country community of 8,400 residents, there is a good mix of historic and modern homes, from townhomes and condominiums to smaller homes on modest lots and larger homes on several acres. Residents place a high value on education, with a high school graduation rate of 92 percent. Many of the local schools have a quality rating of 8 or 9 out of 10.

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