At 22 letters, “Bellefontaine Neighbors” has the distinction of having the longest name of any incorporated municipality in the US. But with the long name come a long history, deep roots, and a strong sense of community.

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Bellefontaine is renowned for its rich traditions and strong moral values, evident in the multitude of community-based churches scattered throughout the area. Affordable neighborhoods and convenient highway access further enhance the city's appeal, particularly for first-time homeowners seeking a welcoming and accessible community.


Starting off as a fort for Spanish and later American soldiers, Bellefontaine gradually evolved into a suburb of St. Louis thanks to various land grants. The Bellefontaine Methodist Church, a significant historic landmark in the region, dates back to 1854 when it was established by James R. Bissell, the son of one of the initial American commanding generals overseeing the territory.


Bellefontaine has easy access to interstate 270 and route 367. It is about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and the Arch.


With rich traditions, participatory government, strong moral values and great access to the metro highway network, Bellefontaine Neighbors provides an ideal environment for your family.


From batting cages to bowling lanes to Art studios, Bellefontaine Neighbors has a community full of businesses to keep your family active.


The City of Bellefontaine Neighbors is in the Riverview Gardens School District. Two elementary schools and the senior high are within the city limits.


Rec Center Grounds

9.3 acres with a playground, open play space, indoor/outdoor pool, and restrooms.

St. Cyr Park

6.2 acres with picnic shelters, restrooms, picnic tables, playground, softball fields, football/soccer field, and tennis courts.

Pruett Park

5.1 acre park with multi-use court.

Wilderness Park

10.8 acre park with .8 mile nature trail.

Bella Fontaine County Park

This park offers a trail with playgrounds, basketball courts, athletic fields, tennis courts and fishing.


Population: 10,615

Zip Code: 63136, 63137

Connect: Bellefontaine


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