Introduction to Belle Isle, Florida
Belle Isle, Florida, in Orange county, is 5 miles S of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 75 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. Part of the surrounding Orlando metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Belle Isle is home to some 5,531 residents.
Belle Isle History
Belle Isle was originally settled in sometime during the 9th century by the Timucua, an American Indian tribe. The city had an organized government for the first time in 1924. The first mayor was C.H. Hoffner. This government lasted till 1938. The government was activated again in 1954 and has been functioning since then. From 2003 onwards, the city has been managed by a council-manager government.
Belle Isle and nearby Attractions
- Lake Conway
- Lagoon Park
- Perkins Boat Ramp
- Swann Beach
Belle Isle Activities
The Lagoon Park is home to many types of birds and other varieties of wildlife. It is perfect for family picnics with its open grassy areas and pond. The Perkins Boat Ramp offers facilities for recreational water sports. The Swann Beach serves as a swimming beach, as well as a park.
Belle Isle Transportation
The city is served by Orlando International Airport.
Belle Isle Higher Education
The city is served by the Valencia Community College.