Monroe, Louisiana, located in northeastern Louisiana, is situated along the Ouachita River and Bayou DeSiard. With a population of over 47,000 residents, the city boasts a growing foodie culture with independent restaurants that feature a variety of cuisines, including traditional Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes, as well as international flavors and innovative culinary experiences.
Monroe has an art and music scene showcasing the works of talented regional artists. The city enjoys concerts and art exhibitions, including a bi-monthly Downtown Gallery Crawl, and Herons on the Bayou, both of which span the twin cities of Monroe and West Monroe.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) hosts various cultural events and activities throughout the year. With a population of approximately 9,000 students, ULM contributes to the energy that underscores the city.
For nature lovers, Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a picturesque lake and wetland area located just north of Monroe that offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, and boating.
Other significant landmarks in the city include the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, with its Coca-Cola and Bible museums, the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum, Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, and the Masur Museum of Art.
Our Monroe Branch on Tower Drive is a full-service banking center offering personal and business deposit products, as well as a full array of lending products including mortgage, personal, and business loans. As a community bank, our CNext employees live and work in the region, and are involved in numerous community organizations. Stop by and meet Bill Willson, our Ouachita Market President who serves on the Monroe City School Board, or Jenifer McManus, our Mortgage Originator who volunteers with Ouachita Green. These are just two of our “Tower Team” who are ready to show you what it means to Bank with Locals.