Moving to Belleville
Belleville, a Community of Togetherness.
Making the decision to call Belleville home.
The Belleville community is a great place to call home with its appeal to individuals, military and families of all types. As a community focused on coming together, all community members are welcomed in this diverse city located in St. Clair County.
Belleville provides many outlets for community members to stay active, from volunteering, organized events and trails. As one of three cities in the St. Clair County to be called a Get up & Go! community, Belleville has made a longterm commitment to work on creating complete streets, coordinating school health and make efforts towards smoke-free housing.
Other emphasis on fitness comes with more than 32 organized events consisting of runs, walks and bicycle events including the annual Tour de Belleville; Belleville was also named a 2014-2015 Runner Friendly Community.
With a contagious sense of togetherness, community members come together to encourage active lifestyles at fitness clubs, community gardens in various neighborhoods and volunteering at organizations and community events.
With close proximity to highways and access to the MetroLink, it is easy to travel to nearby towns and cities, including St. Louis. For those who choose to work in St. Louis, you can travel to and from work with the sun at your back. The MetroLink, with two stations in Belleville, also provides great access around the St. Louis Region extending from Lambert Airport to Scott Air Force Base.
Choosing A House
From downtown lofts to historic homes, apartments to neighborhoods, Belleville offers an array of places to call home.
- Historic Homes: Belleville offers very affordable historic housing stock. These homes come with a history and are located near downtown Belleville among other homes possessing unique traits.
- Downtown Lofts: With a growing downtown area, lofts are becoming a popular choice of residence. Many are situated above local stores and restaurants that bring the downtown area to life.
- Apartments: Looking for a cozy nook to call home? An apartment allows for minimal maintenance and yard work.
- Neighborhoods: From new to existing neighborhoods, there are many sizes and locations of homes to choose from. There are more than 55 neighborhood associations in Belleville, allowing for neighbors to come together. New expanding neighborhoods allow for you to custom build a house, while existing ones are for move-in ready. Start calling Belleville home and making memories.
Embracing the Uniqueness of the City
Belleville has so much to offer from restaurants with a variety of cuisines, to parades and festivals that bring the city to life. Be sure to get out and utilize what your community has to offer. If you are looking for something to do, you can always check out the community calendar or take a stroll and meet a new neighbor.
Be a tourist in the city you call home by visiting all of its unique attractions. Check out the historic district, pick apples and seasonal produce at Eckert’s, take a stroll around the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, find treasures at the monthly flea market, attend a fundraiser, visit local shops and ultimately, get to know your fellow community members.
Belleville offers an array of education opportunities to choose from covering those of all ages. From pre-k to community education classes, there are learning opportunities for all members of the community in private and public institutions.
Click here to view a list of education institutions.