Rating 3.52 out of 5 148 reviews
The thing I like most about Belleville is the good people and the good schools that are in Belleville. It’s a quiet and safe neighborhood.
Belleville is a great place to live even though the police are a little harressening, it's an Olde Towne city built of family.
Its a family oriented city. Nice parks. Alot of bike and walking areas. Alot of great elementary and high schools. Alot of site seeing. And alot of family activities to keep you engaged.
Belleville is a large city but feels very small because people are friendly. There are multiple shops and stores that make shopping easy and convenient.
Its a great place. I love living here and would reccommend people to start a family in this great town.
Belleville is a nice town and 15min drive to St. Louis, MO. Belleville is a diverse mixture of families and income levels. It's a good mixture of small suburb town, but close enough to St. Louis to get a bigger city feel.
Its very calm. Has nice restaurants and nice schools. Its not too crowded and houses are evenly spaced.
What I like about Belleville everybody try to keep it nice and clean. What I will like to see change is more houses get build for low income good background check and maintain property.
Most needs are here, poor public transportation. Many open spaces are not safe and need maintenance. Politically stagnant with one thought process for the past 4 decades has inhibited the growth and Public Service sector (EMS, Firefighters, etc.) from upgrading as quickly as other locations. Good Hospital(s) with access to fine across the River accessibility. Taxation is constantly rising so that many individuals will be unable to retire without having the exorbitant cost of supporting Chicago.
It is a very quaint town that doesn't have as much going on in the main part of town, every now and then something interesting might happen. The main attractions are places like The Edge, the mall, regular things like that, but nothing too interesting.
My experience with Belleville has been quite boring. Not much going on in this small town. It offers one classic piece of entertainment and that is the Skyview drive-in theater. Lots of bars because since there is not much to do, that is really the only thing to do to rid yourself of boredom is drinking. The fairground is the event spot for this town. What else would you expect from a small midwest town? Not Much! Everyone drives their motorcycles in the warmer months and stays indoors for at least 4 months out of the year because it is just too damn cold outside to do anything in the winter months. It is boring here.
Belleville is a good place to live if you find the right place to live. Some areas are less adequate than others but the school systems here are pretty good, and the amount of diversity here is a highlight.
it is a good well-blanced city, it is great. good people but other nots so much ..............................................
Belleville is a cute town with an adorable Main Street! There are yummy restaurants and so many great things to do! It’s close to the highway so you can be to St Louis in 20 minutes! My only complaint is I wish they would enforce taking care of your property more.
Belleville, IL is a pretty quiet town where not much happens, but the sunsets here are beautiful. I've lived here for 17 years and this town has virtually stayed the same minus a few minor changes here and there. Also with Belleville being within a 30-minute drive of St. Louis one could never be bored!
Belleville is a great area to raise your family. There are all kinds of opportunities in the area, St. Louis is very close by. Its a safe town with lots of police patrolling regularly. Good schools and plenty of shopping and restaurants.
I was born and raised in Belleville, IL. I went to local public schools in district 118 and 201. The teachers all valued our education and would do everything they could for their students. I volunteered with local events; Gingerbread run 5k, Emma Kunz museum, every parade downtown. Belleville has a rich history and small museums downtown as well as "the historic district" that has homes from the 1800s and brick roads. As a child I would ride my bike everywhere and never had issues with crime or feeling unsafe. As the years have passed, the crime rate has increased and break-ins on homes and cars has become more prevalent. Still a beautiful main street and wonderful shops.