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FLORIDA’S HEARTLAND

CITY OF BELLE GLADE

 

Discover Belle Glade, gateway to the Everglades! Nestled on the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee, the second largest fresh water lake within the continental United States, Belle Glade offers the perfect combination of modern growth tempered with a relaxed country lifestyle.  Easily accessible from U.S. 27 or U.S. 441, Belle Glade is 45 miles west of the Palm Beaches and the Atlantic Ocean, 80 miles north of Miami, and 90 miles east of Ft. Myers and the Gulf of Mexico.  A comfortable drive to either coast, Belle Glade is an ideal location for business, relocation, or recreational activities.

The commercial potential for the Glades is limitless.  Presently, agriculture is the number one industry where the soil is perfect for growing sugarcane and vegetables.  Upon entering this world-famous vegetable center, visitors are greeted with attractive welcome signs displaying the city's motto- “ Her Soil is Her Future”.

Minutes away and a world apart, Belle Glade is delightfully different from the Florida known to most visitors. In contrast to the congested, hustling tourist meccas, life in this rural setting is more friendly and relaxed. Nature beckons residents as well as visitors.

Noted for its large mouth bass, Lake Okeechobee provides unlimited fishing, boating, or just plain relaxing on a lazy afternoon. Come for a day or come for a week! The Belle Glade Marina and Campground has something for everyone, 350 campsites, tent camping, boat ramps and a nearby 18-hole golf course promises laid-back enjoyment for the pro and duffer alike.  

 

Belle Glade welcomes you to avoid the hassles of metropolitan city life and come grow with us. From those earliest days to the present, agriculture has played an equally important part in the area’s development.  Although, green beans led the way at one time, today’s most important crops are celery, lettuce, sweet corn and sugar cane.  The area is well known for its ornamental and sod farms.

 

Belle Glade is proud of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center located at Palm Beach Community College Glades Campus. The art center is named after Dolly Hand, a pioneer and Champion of the Glades. The DHCAC's typical season presents play productions, music of all genres and ballets. Many celebrities have performed at the Center.


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