It's always good to have the usual paperwork with you when you're looking for a place to rent. This means you should have a copy of your ID, bank statements, proof of employment, a credit report and references if you want to get your hands on the keys. Move in any season but not summer since that's when the weather gets up to the high 70s and 80s.
The city is consistently well-maintained, no matter which neighborhood you choose, so it really boils down to the style of home you prefer.
Downtown: The hub of activity, particularly on Main Street, where you can enjoy outdoor concerts, car shows and even a Chili Cook-off throughout the year. Restaurants and shopping are easily accessible on foot, and the most common home rentals are small single-family houses. If you prefer apartment rentals, there are some two- and three-unit apartment buildings to choose from. When the munchies get you down, head to Corner Cafe or Suisse Haus Food and Spirits.
Northern Monroe: The northern section of Monroe has a number of apartment complexes, while the southern section features large single-family homes and small buildings with two or three apartments for rent in each.
Folks in Monroe don't suffer from the small-town blues because they have a long list of choices for recreation and entertainment. Ice skating isn't just for hockey players. The Stateline Ice and Community Expo has plenty of open skate times for the community. If the ice isn't your thing, you can always choose wheeled skating at The Roller Den. Hiking trails run through Monroe and go on for hundreds of miles, and local camping, fishing, and canoeing are a popular way to pass long summer days.
Moving to Wisconsin's City of Monroe is your opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest, best-tasting food in the country. A farmer's market takes out the middleman, bringing local produce, meats, and dairy directly to your dining room table. Housing is more affordable than most other parts of the country, and the lifestyle is calmer and less frenetic than our big city friends are used to.
When visitors arrive, you can occupy them with a tour of the Minhas Craft Brewery, a meal at Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern, and a stop at the Chalet Cheese Cooperative - the only remaining U.S. producer of Limburger cheese.