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 Fortune"

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, 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... discover Florida the way it should be.

For information on the Marina and Campground call

561-996-6322 or 561-996-2745


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. For Series or rental information call (561) 993-1160.



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Belle Glade Information Sites On The WWW
  Schools Agencies
  Belle Glade Elementary School Belle Glade City Library
  Glades Central High School Belle Glade Health Center
  Glades Day School - Private Belle Glade Social Security Administration
Gove Elementary Belle Glade Transfer Station - Solid Waste
  Lake Shore Middle School Everglades Research and Education Center
  Palm Beach Community College - Glades Campus Florida Legal Services - Belle Glade
  Pioneer Park Elementary Glades General Hospital
  West Technical Education Center Office of State Attorney - Belle Glade area
    Workforce Development Center
  News and Weather  
  Belle Glade's NewZap - Online News History
  Belle Glade Annual Climate Reports History of the Tekesta Indians in the Belle Glade Area
  Palm Beach Post Lawrence E. Will Museum
Sunday Morning News - Covering the Glades
  Weather Underground -Belle Glade forecast  


Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce

540 South Main Street

Belle Glade, FL 33430


Fax 561-996-2252

Brenda Bunting - Executive Director

2004 -2005 Chamber Officers

President: David Meeks

Treasurer: Rita Schoenfeld

1st Vice Pres: Kenneth Lutz

Secretary: Debbie Norman

2nd Vice Pres: Thomas Pierson

Exe. Director: Brenda Bunting

2004-2005 Board of Directors
Elizabeth Cayson Karen Corbin Melinda Dunn Terri Hawkins
Craig Pate David Rimes Curtis Thompson Ashley Tripp

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