Hillcrest (Stoney Lonesome)

Your affordable neighbourhood where there is something for everyone

Ah Hillcrest, known locally as “Stoney Lonesome.” When a neighbourhood is named after an early 20th century slang term for prison, you might be leery about what you’ll find there. But with a good mix of new and older homes, including a few subdivisions, and easy access to a local sports and wellness centre, there’s little reason to want to break out of this neighbourhood.
Located between North Front Street and University Avenue, and from Bell Boulevard/Adam Street south to College Street, Hillcrest was historically home to lower income housing. Nestled next to an industrial park, it had a reputation for being a rougher part of town. But Hillcrest has gone through a fairly profound change over the past few decades that has turned it into one of the best neighbourhoods in terms of value for your dollar.
With a mix of families, renters, and retirees calling Stoney Lonesome home, this neighbourhood has benefitted tremendously from the energy surrounding the new Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre. Ice rinks, pools, fitness and gym areas, and community spaces make this part of town a hub of activity.
If you’re longing for some fresh air, Hillcrest has several beautiful parks in its borders, including Belleville’s Skate Park. The trails along the banks of the Moira River are also a perfect place to enjoy a stroll.
With easy access to the 401 and uptown shopping along Bell Street and a range of affordable housing options, Hillcrest (Stoney Lonesome) is one Belleville’s hidden gems just awaiting you to discover it.

The Skinny
Average Sale Price: $198,544
 Ranges: $84,900-$395,00
Demographics: TBA
Walk Score: TBA

Places of Worship

  1. Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary
  2. St. Michael’s Catholic Church
  3. Bridge Street United Church
  4. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church
  5. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Best Part

  1. Lots of Sports and Other Family Friendly Activities
  2. Close Proximity to 401, Uptown Shopping and New Wellness Centre
  3. Riverside Park and Moira River Adjacent

Not So Great Part

  1. Neighbouring on Industrial Park (or, this could mean a short commute to work)


  1. Slapshot Bar & Grill
  2. Gators Fries
  3. Swiss Chalet
  4. Quinte Restaurant
  5. Tina’s Pizzeria
  6. Linguine’s Italian Restaurant
  7. Dragon Rolls
  8. India Curry House
  9. Northway Family Restaurant
  10. Chuck’s Roadhouse
  11. Burger Revolution
  12. Buffet Garden
  13. Fast Food: Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Harvey’s, Pita Pit, Subway, Domino’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza

Nearby Amenities

  1. Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre
  2. Belleville Skate Park
  3. Yardmen Arena
  4. Hillcrest Community Centre
  5. Hastings And Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
  6. Belleville Train Station
  7. Quinte Mall


  1. Riverside Park
  2. Hillcrest Park
  3. Orchard Park

Additional Resources

Random Fact

Stoney Lonesome is early 20th century slang for prison.