Introduction to Belle Glade, Florida
Belle Glade, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 37 miles NW of Coral Springs, Florida (center to center) and 69 miles NW of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metropolitan area. Belle Glade contains a population of approximately 14,906.
Belle Glade History
The earliest records suggest that Belle Glade was originally inhabited by Calusa Indians. It was originally known as Hilsboro. The city was incorporated in 1928. On the 16th of September, 1928, a powerful hurricane completely destroyed Belle Glade. This prompted the national government to build a levee which would control future floods. Belle Glade has thrived after being rebuilt; it has a flourishing agricultural industry and serves as a favored destination for sport fishing.
Belle Glade and nearby Attractions
- Lake Okeechobee
- The Belle Glade Marina and Campground
- Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
- Lawrence E. Will Museum
Belle Glade Activities
Belle Glade is a quiet and peaceful place. It is an excellent place to unwind. Those interested in recreational fishing would find great opportunities here. Furthermore, there is an 18-hole golf course which would delight golf lovers. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center hosts music shows of all genres, ballets and play productions.
Belle Glade Transportation
Fort Lauderdal International and Palm Beach International Airport provide access to air travel.
Belle Glade Higher Education
The city is served by the Palm Beach Atlantic College.