Belleville is located approximately 18 miles southeast of St. Louis. It is home to about 44,500 residents and to the Belleville Philharmonic Society, the St. Clair County Courthouse and the Labor and Industry Museum.
Belleville’s historic downtown is the location of several festivals throughout the year. The annual “Art on the Square” event is ranked as the #1 art fair in the nation by the Art Fair Source Book.
Another popular destination for visitors is the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, located about 15 minutes from St. Louis. Visitors from all walks of faith are welcome.
Belleville is a mix of town and country, where agricultural traditions meet with modern-day amenities. Belleville is also an eligible community for the Illinois Building Block Grant Program. The renovated downtown includes eclectic retail and restaurant choices.
The city of Belleville offers over 7 miles of scenic trails for walking or biking on the MetroBikeLink Trail as well as 20 city parks that encompass nearly 300 acres. It also is home to the Family Sportsplex that features indoor and outdoor arenas for almost any sport.
Belleville public schools are well-regarded and have received awards for academic performance. There are also several colleges located in Belleville including the Lindenwood Belleville Campus, the St. Louis University Belleville Campus, and the SWIC South Western Illinois Campus.
Quality healthcare services in Belleville are provided by two modern facilities. Memorial Hospital is home to 350 medical staff members, and serves 42 areas of medical specialty. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is a 2013 Bronze Award winner for Commitment to Excellence.
Living in Belleville is convenient, with three St. Louis Metrolink stations connecting it to St. Louis. It has easy access to Interstate 64 and I-255. The nearest major airport with passenger service is Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
Information for residents, businesses and local government can be found by visiting the Official City of Belleville website, http://www.belleville.net.
The Belleville District #118 public school district includes:
- 9 Elementary Schools
- 2 Junior High Schools
- 2 High Schools