Marion County is made up of communities of all sizes and types. Rural, small towns, and medium sized suburbs make up this economically diverse conglomerate in Florida’s North Central region. One of the things they all have in common, however, is that they are all full of people who own homes and businesses and are in need of lawn and landscape care. The small city of Belleview is no exception. That is where ADVANTAGE GREEN Lawn & Pest Solutions comes in. We give each customer that we service in Belleview and the surrounding area the same personal attention and touch in order to always achieve the healthiest and most beautiful result. Advantage Green Lawn & Pest Solutions looks forward to continuing to service the community which rightfully calls itself “The City with Small Town Charm.”
The settlement history of Belleview dates back to the middle part of the 19th century. The initial organization grew around what is now Lake Lillian after fighting between the European settlers and the Seminoles had ceased. However, when settlers were looking to expand, they initially named the body of water Nine Mile Pond, due to its approximate distance from the established settlement of Ocala. Several families established plantations around the area. After years of successful crop cultivation, a post office was finally set up in 1883, a year after the Florida Railway arrived near the locale.
After the turn of the 20th century, in 1908, Belleview’s first library was completed, where it remains today. It is the second oldest library in Florida. In addition, several churches of different denominations have existed over the years. Though it is small, Belleview has been religiously diverse.
Like many cities, Belleview has had one major setback. A fire in the 1920s decimated the central part of the city. However, the resilient residents got to work and successfully repaired and rebuilt, making way for industry to come in, namely ax handle manufacturing. Agriculture, however, would continue to be the bread and butter industry. Today, the modern city of Belleview rests on 1.8 square miles. It has grown from a sparsely populated area to a vibrant small town of 4,492 official residents as of the 2010 census, and a 2015 estimate of 4,765. The majority of its growth occurred in the 1980s and beyond. The name Belleview is a combination of French and English. “Belle”, the French word for “beautiful,” aptly helps coin this city “Beautiful View.” The wetland areas and trees contribute to its natural beauty, while lawn care companies such as ADVANTAGE GREEN Lawn & Pest Solutions help cultivate the properties of homes and businesses.
Belleview does not have its own independent school district. Rather, its public school children attend Marion County Public Schools. Four schools occupy the city – two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
The city of Belleview contains three parks. Fred King Park is a simple area, containing a space of open nature, with its sole amenity being a children’s playground.
The Wilma Loar Splash Park is a place for those of all ages to come and enjoy the sensation of being sprinkled with water on a hot day. In addition to the waterworks, the splash park also contains a generous parking area, picnic tables, and bathrooms. It is a perfect inexpensive activity for the entire family.
Finally, Lake Lillian features a walking track, a playground, picnic tables, and a pavilion that is free for residents to reserve. Non-residents who wish to make a reservation will be charged $25.