South Beloit, IL is a unique city due in part to its location. When the state lines for Illinois and Wisconsin were drawn, the city of Beloit wound up spilling into both sides of the border. Beloit is on the north side of the border in Wisconsin, while the wonderful community of South Beloit is proud to call Illinois home. While South Beloit has long been a prosperous city, it has seen especially strong growth in the last 15 years. The population growth has been impressive, and the economic growth is part of the reason that South Beloit is such an appealing place to live.
The most recent population estimates place South Beloit's population at just under 8,000 residents—good for a better than 43% growth rate since the 2000 Census. The city's population is also on the young side, with an average age of 33.9 years that's more than three years below the state average. South Beloit residents enjoy an affordable cost of living that's about 14% below the national average. South Beloit is a great place to shop for family homes, and it's easy to find a home with a yard for the kids to enjoy. Search the newest real estate listings in South Beloit, IL.
The city is served by South Beloit Community Unit District 320, and the city's elementary schools are especially well-regarded. Prairie View Elementary and Blackhawk Elementary lead the way, with excellent ratings from parents, students, and school rating services. South Beloit CUD320 also includes a junior high and a high school, so students at every grade level can enjoy a quality education close to home. Colleges near South Beloit include the appropriately named Beloit College, as well as Blackhawk Technical College, Rockford College, and University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Search South Beloit homes for sale by school district.
The city of South Beloit is still a place where things are built, and manufacturing plays a huge role in the local economy. The manufacturing sector provides a great deal of jobs for skilled laborers, along with positions for managers, administrators, and executives. Of course, manufacturers depend on their equipment to get the job done, so there are also opportunities available in equipment maintenance and installation. The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce is also active in the community, and in supporting local businesses.
You'll never run short of outdoor entertainment options in South Beloit, and summer certainly steals the show. Pearl Lake is a great place to visit for swimming, fishing, and even a bit of scuba diving. If you're feeling the need for speed, just head over to Blackhawk Farms Raceway for an afternoon of high-octane fun. South Beloit is also home to its share of historical locations, and the South Beloit Historical Society does a great job maintaining the beautiful Bushnell Wheeler Home. The very popular Rock Cut State Park is also located just a few miles from South Beloit, offering everything from cross-country skiing in the winter to fishing and horseback riding in the summer.
Enjoy the best of both sides of the border with life in the city of South Beloit. Contact our team at Gambino REALTORS® to start shopping for South Beloit, IL homes for sale today!