Chartered as a village in 1869, Bethalto has developed into one of the fastest growing communities in Madison County. It currently has a population of 10,000 residents.
Home to the St. Louis Regional Airport, Bethalto sits at the intersection of State Routes 140 and 111. Interstate 255 is located on the west side of the Village.
The community is served by the Bethalto Community Unit School District 8, offering kindergarten through high school classes. In addition, there are two parochial schools housing preschool through eighth grade students.
Bethalto has worked hard to have a fine public library, a Boys and Girls Club, a public swimming pool, a large senior citizens’ center, and through the grant process has developed a 25-acre park on the northwest side of town. The park joins four others in the Village and has a one mile walking/jogging path, fishing lake, play area, picnic pavilions, and a nature area for all to enjoy.
Construction is booming in Bethalto with several new residential developments, single-family homes and condominiums being developed with more on the drawing board. A large commercial development is planned at the Illinois Route 140 and I-255 Interchange.
Housing is available for all pocketbooks ranging from apartment living to large single family homes; senior living ranges from condominiums to a senior living facility.
Spirit abounds in Bethalto, “Bethalto Spirit” that is. Volunteers make up the group and sponsor concerts in the park during the summer, a magnificent Christmas Walk, and beautify the Village with plantings each year.