Introduction to Belleville, New Jersey
Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 3 miles NE of East Orange, New Jersey and 4 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Newark metro area, Belleville is home to some 35,928 residents.
Belleville was originally incorporated as a town on April 8, 1839. The early inhabitants of the area called it "Second River," but the settlement was renamed Belleville in 1797. The creation of the independent municipality of the city of Belleville occurred in 1874, but this was dissolved in 1876. Later, in 1910, Belleville was reincorporated as a town. Belleville is also referred to as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of America". The town also finds frequent mention in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.
Belleville and nearby Attractions
- Silver Lake Station
- Cleveland Street Station
- Christian Apostolic Church
- Hendricks Pond
- Hendricks Field Golf Course
- Belleville Park
Things To Do In Belleville
The town has a number of churches that retain the old world charm. Besides, one can take a look at the town’s reservoir, Hendricks Pond, or simply spend a fun-filled day at the amusement parks like Hendricks Field and Belleville Park. The Hendricks Field Golf Course is also an ideal place to enjoy a round of golf with friends. Other nearby attractions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building and even Ellis Island in New York.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Belleville Higher Education
Rutgers University-Newark is the local university.