Home to the oldest private county club in New Jersey, Forest Hills Country Club, Belleville has a surprisingly diverse mix of older single family homes, two family apartments and newly built apartment complexes and townhouse developments. Commuters love the easy access to New York City. Route 21, Garden State Parkway and Route 3 are the main highways that run through the town. For those on a limited budget there is the Valley area. One bedrooms start as low as $650 while the larger rentals two bedrooms or bigger start as low as $800 per month. Although Belleville is a mere 15 minute drive to Manhattan and a 5 minute drive to Newark it has one of the largest parks in Essex County. Of course we are talking about Branch Brook Park, where on weekends you can hear the sounds of kids and adults enjoying themselves picnicking or maybe playing on one of the many ball fields or basketball courts.