When the work day ends, Bel Aire's greatest advantage shines. Located minutes away from Kansas' dining, shopping, and entertainment capital, this community enjoys the metropolitan advantage while preserving the values of small town living. Bel Aire offers a safe, friendly environment for employees and their families. From great local schools and recreation to active senior groups, Bel Aire has something for every age and interest.
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Bel Aire is proud that it was ranked as the #3 Safest Town in Kansas by Safewise. Bel Aire’s City Hall building—built in 2004—is located on East Central Park Avenue. City Hall is the first section of a wider vision that includes a town center, residential housing and a government complex. City Hall is also home to many city departments and serves as the primary point of contact between citizens and city staff. Offices located in City Hall include the Bel Aire Police Department, Utility Billing, Municipal Court, the Bel Aire Senior Center, Building & Zoning, Finance and Administration (including the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and City Clerk).
The Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 2008 to promote local business interests and civic engagement with the greater community. A small, dedicated membership base has worked hard to build and strengthen the organization. The all-volunteer Board of Directors is dedicated to the success of this organization and is committed to pursuing membership growth. The Bel Aire Lions Club is one of the city’s civic organizations that are involved in many aspects of the community. Browse the newest real estate listings in Bel Aire, KS.
Over 90% of Bel Aire residents report commutes of 30 minutes or less.
Bel Aire is one of the newest cities in Kansas. Formed as an Improvement District of Sedgwick County in 1955, Bel Aire began as a collection of subdivisions. The Pearson and Arthur Heights Additions were the first incorporated into the improvement district followed by Bel Aire Village and Bel Aire Heights in the 1970’s. Growth of Bel Aire has always been driven by a sense of community and independence.
Bel Aire was incorporated as a city on November 26, 1980 following a Kansas Supreme Court decision. The seal of the city exemplifies the sense of community, stating the city was, “Established by the Will of Its Citizens.” Growth through Bel Aire’s early stages remained constant as additional residential housing and businesses located to the city. Bel Aire added nearly 100 homes per year through the 1990’s, moving from a starting population of 100 in 1955 to over 6,700 current residents.
Expansion continues today as new residential homes and businesses continue to locate here. Despite the high number of new residents moving to the city, a strong sense of community and common purpose still resonates within Bel Aire. Our motto, City of the Future with Respect for Its Past rings true today.
Bel Aire Recreation Center offers a wide range of programs for all ages, including youth sports leagues, exercise and gym facilities and a broad range of group activities and classes. Bel Aire boasts two active Senior organizations that cater to community members over age 55. The city maintains five public parks on which include two lakes and several playgrounds. Bel Aire is a proud community that engages citizens with many fun, family orientated events:
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