🇺🇸 Belleville is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state Michigan. As a western suburb of Metro Detroit, Belleville is 18 miles (29 km) south-east of Ann Arbor and 20 miles (32 km) south-west of Detroit. Belleville is located just south of Interstate 94 and is surrounded by Van Buren Township. Belleville Lake is the principal geographic feature, and the city is also home to the National Strawberry Festival. Belleville Lake was created by damming the Huron River when the French Landing Dam and Powerhouse was built in 1925 in neighbouring Van Buren Township. In the 1930s, Belleville had a reputation as a resort community where the wealthy of Detroit maintained getaway estates. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh once owned summer cottages on Belleville Lake, in the neighbourhood of Harmony Lane.
Belleville has a population of over 3,991 people. Belleville also forms part of the wider Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,248,699 people. Belleville is situated 29 km south-east of Ann Arbor.