2) Quality of life that is rooted in a wide array of local and regional amenities
3) Education offerings that range from a high-achieving public school system to a world-class university
"I wanted to share how refreshing it is to work with a community that appreciates the strong relationship required between themselves and the business community." - Brad Gilbert, President Gilbert Cost Control Consultants Corp.
"The community in which we live is progressive and willing to change for the betterment of its citizenry and the kids that grow within it." - Bob Gentilli, Belleville School District
Jobs are Plentiful, Commutes are Short and the Workforce is Young
Job growth in Dane County increased by 9% from 2001 to 2015, which is three times the growth seen across Wisconsin during the same time period.
Close proximity to employment and direct routes to Madison mean that median commutes to work are less than 20 minutes.
With a median age of 32 years old, the workforce in Belleville is significantly younger than the rest of the region, state and nation.
Median Incomes are High, but Median Housing Costs are Low
Median incomes for households in Belleville ($72,369), Dane County ($62,865) and Green County ($56,219) exceed those in Wisconsin ($52,390) and the United States ($53,217).
Housing costs are lower in Belleville. Median house value in Belleville is $177,300 as compared to $230,800 in Dane County, for a median monthly cost of $1,440 as compared to $1,717, respectively. This difference is especially attractive to young, professional adults seeking first time homeownership.
Barriers to Entry are Low and a Pro-Business Village is Eager for New Development
As of late 2017, there were approximately 100 acres of commercial land available for development and 200 acres of residential land available.
Belleville has a high tech physical infrastructure, with fiber already currently available at commercial land.
The Village of Belleville government has a history of fostering business growth and is supportive and eager to see new development that would meet the needs of village residents and local businesses.
Quality of Life
Housing costs are lower in Belleville. Median house value in Belleville is $177,300 as compared to $230,800 in Dane County, for a typical median monthly cost of $1,440 as compared to $1,717, respectively. This difference is especially attractive to young, professional adults seeking first time homeownership.
Commutes are Short
Close proximity to employment, and Madison, mean that median commutes to work are less than 20 minutes for Belleville residents in Dane County, and less than 23 minutes for Belleville residents in Green County.
The Sugar River, Badger Trail and Outdoor Aquatic Center Keep Residents Active
Offering 91 miles of paddling, the Sugar River meanders throughout the Driftless Region, forming Lake Belle View, a recreational park, when it arrives in Belleville.
The 41-mile Badger Trail runs through Belleville and connects with the Capital City, Military Ridge and Sugar River trails in Wisconsin, and the Jane Addams Trail when it reaches the Illinois border.
The Belleville Aquatic Center offers swim lessons to residents of the school district for no charge and low cost season-long recreational swimming passes.
The Region is a Center for Art, Microbreweries and Farm-to-Table
Only six miles from artsy Paoli, and seven miles from the home of New Glarus Brewery, Belleville is located in a region known for art, microbreweries and farm-to-table food.
Young Families Choose Belleville
About 42 percent of households in Belleville have children under 18, as compared to 29 percent of households in Wisconsin.
Senior Citizens are Active in Belleville
The Sugar River Senior Center offers a robust program schedule. Membership is free to residents age 50 and older.
The Local Public School Offers a High Quality, Comprehensive Pre-K-12 Education
Enrolling a total of 964 students in grades Pre-K through 12, the Belleville School District offers small class sizes, but a wide range of programs, including advanced placement classes across the curriculum and 16 for-credit college courses.
Lifelong Learning is a Community Value
The Belleville Public Library offers a variety of classes, speakers, and cultural events for all ages, plus access to the shared resources of 47 libraries.
A World-Class Research University and Strong Technical College System Guarantee an Educated Workforce
Located less than 20 miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Belleville has access to world-class university education, research and health care.
Access to Education Results in a Talented Workforce
30 percent of Belleville’s residents ages 25 to 44 have at least a bachelor’s degree, with rates rising to 36 percent among women in this age group.
97 percent of all residents have high school degrees or its equivalent.
Roughly 65 percent of Belleville’s youngest residents, those 18 to 24, have either completed or are in the process of earning a bachelor’s or technical degree, ensuring that the next generation in Belleville will be even more talented than the current generation.