Judge of Probate and Chairman Welcome

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Hello visitors,

It is my privilege to welcome you to Monroe County. I always say that you are only a visitor the first time here, and after that, you are considered a friend. We would love to have you not only visit, but also stay and reside with us here in our fair county.

We have a great quality of life here. We all enjoy working and playing together in a close-knit, family-like environment. We have safe, beautiful neighborhoods as well as wooded land where farming and various types of recreation can be enjoyed. In Monroe County, traffic is replaced with tranquility, stress with serenity, and day-to-day pressures with pleasure.

Although we are a small, rural county, there are great benefits that can be experienced by everyone here. Business and real estate costs are very reasonable. We can also boast of outstanding health care providers including a veteran’s clinic, a top-of-the-line hospital, an urgent care facility and a large and growing number of doctor’s offices to accommodate our population. Our public schools are competitive, and we have an accredited private school option. We also are fortunate to have an exceptional college, Coastal Alabama, which offers a variety of two-year and some four-year degrees as well as numerous certificate programs for our students. A big asset is our airport, which is equipped with a 6100-foot runway sufficient for landing large corporate jets. We have industrial properties ready for occupancy, and several new industries that are in the early or beginning stages in our county at this point.

I have traveled a fair amount throughout our country and state in the past many years and have come across quite a number of nice communities and their residents, but I still hold the same conclusion that I reached many years ago – Monroe County is the best place to live, and our people are the best friends one can have. I realize that I may be somewhat biased since I was born and raised here and have lived here my entire life, but I would like to extend an invitation to you so that you can experience our community for yourselves. We heartily welcome you.

Greg Norris | Judge of Probate & Chairman
Monroe County Commission