Beloit, WI wins 2011 Great American Main Street award

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Downtown Beloit (0420)
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Beloit, Wisconsin has won The Great American Main Street award presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Downtown Beloit Business Association has worked hard to reinvent itself into a vibrant downtown, redeveloping historic buildings to give them a second life. In downtown Beloit, an historic Woolworth’s building was converted into lofts and a grocery store; the industrial riverfront has morphed into a haven for boaters and bikers and the streets of downtown Beloit are alive with interesting shops, public art and an incredible events calendar which includes something going on – mostly music related – every night of the week!

Beloit has a lot to offer – small town feel with many locally owned business and an art scene – even having its own International Film Festival. According to Wikipedia, Beloit has been a "Tree City" for the last 22 years.  Beloit is located in Rock County on the Rock River and has a population of roughly 35,000. Not all small town, Beloit is home to some major corporations.  In the 20 years since the Downtown Beloit Association was formed, property values in downtown Beloit have increased by 192% and residential occupancy rates are almost 100%, says the  You can read more about how the award is achieved and decided here.

Sound like a nice place to live? Beloit offers affordable housing. At the time of this writing there were 227 homes for sale in Beloit priced $100,000 under and 142 priced at 100,000+.  If real estate in the Beloit area interests you, please see to search for Beloit real estate.  Our site offers listings from all cooperating brokers in the South Central MLS system – not just First Weber’s listings.

Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog to learn about Beloit, Wisconsin and its 2011 Great American Main Street award. Congratulations to downtown Beloit!

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