A historic community established in 1842, the Town of Beloit maintains a rural charm and high quality of life while balancing growth and progress. The area has been recognized for its livability and family-friendliness.
The Town’s land area covers more than 27 square miles, and is a vibrant blend of old and new. It is strategically located and conveniently accessible to much of the upper Midwest. It is adjacent to the City of Beloit, with a greater-area population of more than 110,000. Interstates 43 and 90 intersect in Beloit, placing the area within an easy drive to the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee and Madison.
There are 3,119 households in the Town of Beloit. A wide variety of housing sizes, styles and price ranges are available throughout the community from older, historical structures to new construction home sites. The median household income is $57,973 with a median home value of $121,148 based on 2013 U.S. Census data. This compares to Rock County’s median household income of $49,645.
Parks, Recreation & Culture
Scenic routes are found throughout the Town that highlight some of the most picturesque natural, cultural, and historic features of the area. Beloit’s beautiful natural and small-town charm are punctuated by surrounding rivers, 80 acres of Town-maintained public parks and other recreational opportunities.
The greater Beloit area has over 1,000 acres of scenic parks which provide ample areas for active and passive recreation. Nearly 200 civic, youth, music, art, garden, professional service, social, veteran, and fraternal organizations bring enrichment to the greater community. Each year, Beloit is home to an international film festival that lasts for two weeks and brings in visitors from all over the world. The Rock River Philharmonic and the Beloit Civic Theater are also popular draws in the area.
The Town of Beloit is host to the annual Festival on the Rock, on the riverfront in Preservation Park. A popular celebration in the Beloit area for more than 20 years, the two-day festival is a family-friendly event which includes rides, music, corrugated boat races and many more community-building activities. The festival occurs in September.
Local Government, Schools & Health Care
The Town government has a workforce of 38 full-time employees providing an array of municipal services that exceed what most Wisconsin towns provide. Services include police, fire/EMS, public works, sewer and waste water, plus administrative services.
The Beloit area is served by two school districts. The Town is served by the School District of Beloit Turner, a small to mid-size district in a suburban/rural setting, with three main campuses. Powers Elementary serves early grades, (Early Childhood, 4K through 2nd grade), Townview Elementary serves grades 3 through 5, and the middle school and high school have a shared main campus. The School District of Beloit has six elementary, four intermediate and one high school, with alternative programming and charter schools. One of the premiere institutions in the area is Beloit College, located just a block from downtown in the City of Beloit.
Award-winning healthcare can be accessed throughout the Beloit area. Beloit Health Systems serves the area, and was recently named a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award winner for outstanding performance in clinical quality. Beloit Health Systems was one of only 17 health systems, out of 1,700 nationwide, to receive this recognition. Other health systems are available in nearby Janesville and Rockford.