Originally settled as Belle Prairie, the lovely city of Belpre is home to charming Depot Park and is a wonderful place for your family to live! It is located on Ohio State Route 7 right across the river from Parkersburg, which is West Virginia's third largest city. It is also just south of Marietta which has wonderful attractions like Ohio River steamboats, Hidden Hills Orchard and Legendary Hilltop Speedway. You'll love being a part of the Belpre Annual Homecoming Festival and other community events!
According to Belpre's Chamber of Commerce, it is among Ohio's 'fastest growing small towns' with thriving manufacturing, education and healthcare sectors. Major employers in the area include Kraton Polymers, Pioneer Pipe, Marietta Memorial Health System and RJF International. Belpre's students are served by Belpre City Schools, but you could also look into well-performing Warren Local Schools or private schools like Parkersburg Catholic High School. If you want to further your education, Mountain State College, Marietta College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg are all nearby. All this and more are what make Belpre the perfect place to call home, so visit today!