Beloit, Kan., is a charming town in the northern region of the state. Hailed as "The Heart of the Solomon Valley," Beloit has a semi-secluded location that allows residents to live a relaxed pace of life. The town's 3,800 residents are friendly and welcoming and invite newcomers to join their rural community. Search for Beloit apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Sunflower State.
Beloit was founded in 1866 when Aaron Bell arrived in the area to claim the deed to his land. The town was originally named Willow Springs, but was changed in 1870 to pay homage to its namesake in Wisconsin. Today, Beloit is home to many beautiful post rock buildings that have stood for centuries, as well as North Central Kansas Technical College. The community has become one that combines modern technologies with the spirit and ethic of a traditional pioneer settlement. Residents here are friendly, hardworking and true to their rural roots, as farming is still a large contributor to the local economy. Newcomers can enjoy the tranquil country surroundings without paying high living expenses. Beloit's cost of living index of 78.3 is well below the national average,
The Chautauqua Isle of Lights is one of Beloit's signature events, and fosters a festive flair in local Christmas celebrations. Each year, the horseshoe-shaped Chautauqua Park is lined with more than 70 spirited light displays. Visitors come from towns all over Kansas to circle the park's roadway and take in the stunning scenes.
The Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show also takes place here, and brings an interesting range of motor vehicles to this rural town. With hot rods, cruisers, motorcycles and pickups, the show is an exciting event for local car enthusiasts.
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