Downtown Monroe is an growing district anchored by the beautiful Ouachita River. Conveniently located just off Interstate 20--- it is the central business district of Monroe. Home to the offices of the City, Parish, State and Federal governments, St. Francis Medical Center, and the Monroe Civic Center just to name a few. It is as rich in history as it is in hospitality.

Downtown Monroe is also the home to a variety of award-winning restaurants, a collection of museums, and a variety of art. With 1 brewery, 2 coffee shop/bakeries, 6 bars, 18 restaurants, 360 businesses, 474 residents, and 8,563 employees downtown Monroe is an ideal place to live, work, and grow! Downtown is also home to the Monroe Farmers Market and Downtown RiverMarket Drive-Thru Farmers Market.

New energy is spurring new developments throughout Downtown Monroe. There are many new businesses entering downtown including restaurants and residential buildings. This energy is spearheaded by the Downtown Economic Development District in partnership with several public and private organizations. The DEDD works aggressively to invest in Downtown Monroe's future!

First Baptist Church by Doug Breckenridge

Along South Grand by Doug Breckenridge