Alton is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Alton's 28,000 residents benefit from a cost of living below the national average and the protection of the Alton Police and Fire Departments. The Alton School District and several private and parochial schools provide a wonderful education to our children. Lewis and Clark Community College, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and the many colleges and universities in St. Louis make higher education accessible to residents of Alton. Large employers include the Alton School District, Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton Steel, Inc., American Water Company, Argosy Casino, Global Brass and Copper, Inc., Millers First Insurance Company, Olin Corporation, Riverbend Head Start & Community Services, and Saint Anthony's Health Center. A variety of locally owned small businesses are also located in Alton.
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Perched upon the edge of the rolling Illinois prairie is the Village of Bethalto. Low green hills and picturesque farms frame this attractive community of nearly 10,000 residents, one of the three fastest-growing communities in Madison County. The peaceful setting and relaxed lifestyle make Bethalto an ideal place to raise a family. Yet, its close proximity to the rest of the St. Louis metropolitan area means that your family will never exhaust the tremendous variety of cultural opportunities and entertainment nearby. Bethalto is home to the St. Louis Regional Airport, a beautiful arboretum containing trees and plants from around the world, an extensive public library housing more than 30,000 volumes, a community senior citizens center, several parks – the largest of which is located on Culp Lane complete with a three-quarter-mile walking path, stocked fishing lake, children’s playground and pavilion and ample green space.
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The welcome mat is out and ready as you experience the hometown flavor and down-to-earth qualities of this real river town. Meander along Main Street browsing the shops for unique gifts, antiques and fresh produce. Pull up a seat on the decks or patios at one of the many riverside restaurants to indulge in the local flavors. Or, spend the afternoon with a glass of wine in hand at one of the many local wineries offering a relaxing river view. Bed & breakfast inns and guest houses scattered throughout the town offer views of the river unlike any other.
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