Belvidere is characterized by its natural beauty as well as convenient location, with easy access to interstate systems and proximity to major cities. Strategically located in northern Illinois, Boone County is just minutes away from Rockford, the second largest city in the state. Belvidere is located adjacent to I-90, the major east-west route from Chicago through Madison and Minneapolis. With close proximity to I-39, residents also have access to the major north-south route from Rockford to Bloomington. US Route 20, I-43, and I-88 are also easily accessible. As a result of this ideal location, the Belvidere area is home to more than 70 motor freight companies.
Residents of Belvidere are just an hour away from Chicagos OHare International Airport, and a number of the Midwests largest urban centers - including Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Minneapolis - are within a few hours driving distance. Belvidere is served by the Union Pacific Railroad, and other carriers are located in neighboring communities.
Local air travel service is available at the Greater Rockford Airport, just a few miles to the west of Belvidere.
This facility offers passenger and freight service to international airports and other cities. It also serves as a regional hub for United Parcel Service, and U.S. Customs Service is available here. Poplar Grove Airport, a full service fixed-base operation, is also located in Boone County, just five miles north of Belvidere.
The combination of easy access to major cities, the areas rural charm and hometown friendliness all add up to form a quality of life that is exceptionally high for Belvideres residential and business community.
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