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 sometimes referred to as “Muck City” due to the large quantity of muck, in which sugarcane, corn and rice grows, found in the area. 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 at Belle Glade. During the crop season the factory employs many people.
The town is known for its football tradition, and together with nearby Pahokee has “sent at least 60 players to the National Football League”