Belen is Spanish for Bethlehem. It is also known as the "Hub City" due to it's history as a major railroad crossing.
Belen is a well-established community that welcomes everyone. The old-fashioned values in the greater Belen area bring citizens together to support their community and each other. The sense of community has been strong for decades and will continue to be strong because of the citizens.
The City of Belen has prepared for growth within its community. Improvement projects have been made on all four entrances into the City and revitalization of the down town area.