Our City: Bellefontaine, Ohio

The Historic Opera Block is located in the heart of Bellefontaine, Ohio’s most loveable downtown. Just 35 minutes from I-75 and 1 hour from downtown Columbus, Bellefontaine is bordered by US33, a 4-lane highway that sees 23,000 vehicles daily and is home to one of the largest concentrations of manufacturers, R&D firms and logistics companies in Ohio.

In the last ten years, Bellefontaine has undergone a renaissance, transitioning from struggling and shuttered too vibrant and bustling. Bellefontaine has become one of the most talked about small towns in the state, and there’s a good reason why.

This community has worked together to create a true destination for visitors — one that rivals the experiences of our larger neighbors. We’ve worked together to preserve, renovate and improve our existing assets while bringing in the kind of businesses, experiences and energy that is alluring to out of town guests. We are a forward-thinking community with a strong vision for growth. In 2018, Bellefontaine was classified as an Opportunity Zone, opening the door for unique tax benefits for local businesses and fund investors alike.

Check out our eight award-winning restaurants for brunch, lunch or dinner, and shop at our twenty-six specialty retail shops and boutiques. Grab a coffee (we have three coffee shops) or a pint at our local brewery or our award winning craft brew pub. And there are three antique malls to peruse as well!

Bellefontaine Ohio is a small town full of hard-working people, affordable real estate, sparkling community charm and big vision for progress. Redevelopment of The Historic Opera Block is the next step toward our town’s vibrant future.

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