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Belvidere

Belvidere is a city in Boone County, Illinois. The population was 25,585 as of the 2010 census. Belvidere is located in north central Illinois and is 75 miles from downtown Chicago on Routes 20, 76 and the Northern Illinois Toll road, with the Kishwaukee River (one of Illinois' few Class A rivers) dividing the town. Belvidere has an industrial community surrounded by prosperous farms.It is the County Seat with an estimated 2006 county population of over 52,000. 

There are 25 churches in Belvidere representing 15 denominations.  Cultural facilities include the Community Building Complex, and the Baltic Mill, both of which host a wide variety of concerts, theatrical events, etc.  Belvidere is also the home of the Boone County Historical Museum and the Pettit Memorial Chapel designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Recreational facilities include the YMCA (Nautilus program, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, banquet room and club rooms).   There are approximately 110 acres in the Belvidere Park District.   (This includes two baseball diamonds, playgrounds for children, one swimming pool, seven tennis courts, five basketball courts, picnic tables, and shelter hours.)   There are two gymnasiums, two bowling alleys, and two golf courses.  In addition, the Keen Age Center was recently completed to provide expanded facilities for the wide variety of programs and activities available for seniors in Belvidere and Boone County.

Educational facilities include ten grade schools (7 public, one Catholic, one Lutheran, one Baptist), three middle schools (two public, one Lutheran, one Baptist school) and two senior high schools. School District No. 100 contracts with a private corporation for bus services. Year 2006-2007 enrollments are as follows: High School - 2,336 enrollments, Central Middle School - 1,147 enrollments, South Middle School - 957 enrollments, Caledonia Elementary - 641, Kishwaukee - 211 enrollments, Lincoln - 687 enrollments, Meehan - 635 enrollments, Perry - 277 enrollments, Seth Whitman Elementary - 734 enrollments, and Washington Elementary - 1,089 for a total District 100 enrollment of 8,714. In addition, Boone County Center Special Education Center, which services residents with special needs in District No. 100 and District No. 200 from ages 3 to 21 - 61 students.

The Ida Public Library maintains over 68,000 volumes, and conducts a summer reading program as well as a reading hour for small children.   Services include use of computers, internet access, lending of video and cassette tapes, large print books, hard and soft cover books, records, and art prints.   Inter-library loan service is also available. The library maintains a web site at www.idapubliclibrary.org.

The community is served by three local newspapers. The Belvidere Republican is published Tuesday-Friday and Sunday. The Boone County Journal is a free weekly newspaper distributed on Friday. In addition, the Boone County Shopper, a free, all advertising/classified paper is also published weekly on Thursdays.

Belvidere is home to  independently owned motels, many shops and stores and restaurants. Besides those businesses located in the downtown district, one will find many more new shopping and dining experiences popping up as our community continues to grow.

The U.S. Postal Service includes deliveries once daily, and has a new facility on the west side of Belvidere.

Belvidere has one hospital within the city limits - SwedishAmerican Medical Center of Belvidere.  Nearby Rockford, only 12 miles away, has three major hospitals.  In addition, there are three nursing homes in our city: Maple Crest Care Centre - a skilled rehabilitation and complex medical care facility, Northwoods Care Centre - a skilled care facility, and Home Bridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Center - a skilled care facility.

The chief industries in and around Belvidere include machine tools, heat furnaces, automobiles (we are home to the Daimler Chrysler Assembly Plant), bottle caps, canned and frozen vegetables (General Mills  - Green Giant), the North American Headquarters of NDK, a synthetic quartz manufacturer, microwave paper products, rubber, wire and wire coating, fertilizers, and chemicals, automotive and appliance trim, beauty salon equipment and wooden panels and trusses for the construction industry.

 

 

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  • 285 Listings For Sale
  • $195,847 Average Listing Price
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