Belleville, French for “beautiful city,” is home to almost 44,000 people. Located just 19 miles from St. Louis, Bellevue, Illinois, is a comfortable mix of progress and tradition. With a Vibeant art scene and a myriad of entertainment options, Bellevue is the perfect destination for those who desire a big-city feel without the big-city headaches. The three colleges located within the city limits give it a youthful exuberance that mixes nicely with the traditional heritage. In addition, the Scott Air Force Base is located less than 5 minutes east of Belleville, giving the city another dimension and sense of individuality.