A balance of business, community service organizations, government services, and affordable housing are just a few of the things that make Bellefonte a desirable place to live and work.
We open the streets to welcome car shows, parades, tour buses, horse-drawn carriages and children fairs. We make way for extensive rebuilding efforts, dumpsters for improvement to commercial properties and a loading zone near senior housing. We even surrender every available parking stall for a full day to promote civic responsibility during the jury selection process.
The number of volunteer hours and financial contributions in our town is nothing short of dumbfounding — projects, events, social services, donations for public safety and playground equipment and much more. Businesses and private residents willingly collaborate and donate their time and resources for the greater good of the community. We have two volunteer fire companies, numerous bed and breakfast establishments, stores that resell previously owned items like clothes and furniture, hair salons, hearing and vision resources, restaurants, an art museum, a library, jewelers, food bank, YMCA, insurance, sports and fitness services, stores with hand-crafted items, the philatelic world headquarters, and even a holistic wellness center.
I invite you to walk next door or across the street and say hello, introduce yourself to someone new in town. There is enough space and resources for each and every member of our town to be supported. Let’s come together to continue Bellefonte’s long tradition of caring for all of its members.