Belle Porte is a suburb in Connecticut about 100 miles Northeast of Manhattan. Susan and Reed Richards moved to a house there in hopes of giving Franklin Richards a normal life.  During their stay, Reed and Susan adopted secret identities: Susan wore a red-haired wig, Reed used his powers to alter his appearance and the family assumed the last name Benjamin (Franklin's middle name). The Richards left Belle Porte after a battle with Mephisto destroyed their home and caused them to reveal their identities to the neighbors.
- Reed Richards (former)
- Susan Storm (former)
- Franklin Richards (former)
- Alma Chalmers, curious elderly woman who spies on her neighbors 
- Martha Winslow, real estate agent and neighbor of Susan Storm and Reed Richards 
- Kate Dwyer, local babysitter 
- Lois and Hyram Fieldstone, neighbors in the second house on the next block from Susan Storm and Reed Richards 
- Alice Winchell , neighbor of Susan Storm and Reed Richards 
- Danny Winchell , son of Alice Winchell 
Some of Belle Porte's residents bear striking resemblances to classic comic strip characters.