Belle Glade is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The area around Lake Okeechobee is fertile and farming has been an important industry
Belle Glade (and the surrounding area) is referred to as “Muck City” due to the large quantity of muck, in which sugarcane, corn, sod and rice grow. Despite being located in the South Florida region of the state, Belle Glade is culturally more associated with the Florida Heartland.
The sugar mill “Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative” (SCGC) is located in Belle Glade. During the crop season the factory employs many people.
The town is known for its football tradition, and together with nearby cities Pahokee and South Bay have sent at least 60 players to the National Football League.