Nestled just between Houston and the community of West University Place lies Bellaire, a mostly residential area with a current population of approximately 17,000 people.
Because of its location, residents of Bellaire have easy access to Houston’s nightlife, sports and entertainment scene. Bellaire is approximately 13 minutes from downtown Houston and less than 10 minutes from Reliant stadium, home of the Texans and the annual Houston Rodeo.
Nicknamed “The City of Homes,” Bellaire was founded in the early 20th century and got its start as a residential neighborhood and agricultural trading center. It was incorporated in 1918 and saw its population soar in the post-World War II building boom. In the following decades, Bellaire became a popular residential area for many upper-class families. By 2008, an increasing number of houses sold for over $1,000,000. Within Bellaire are several parks and recreation areas. Among its most popular are Everest Park and Bellaire Zindler Park, which features a neighborhood pool, two lighted tennis courts, a gazebo, a picnic area, a jogging trail, an open playground, the Bellaire Recreation Center, and the Bellaire Civic Center, which includes auditoriums and meeting rooms. Each year, the city hosts a Fourth of July fireworks display and “snow in the park” Christmas celebrations during the winter.
Bellaire falls under the jurisdiction of the Houston Independent School District. Elementary-aged students are zoned to Paul W. Horn Academy, Condit Elementary School or Lovett Elementary School, depending on the location of their home. Middle school students may attend Johnston, Long, Pershing or Pin Oak Middle Schools, also depending on location. High school students are zoned to Bellaire High School.
The city is served by the Houston Community College System, whose territory covers six school districts in the Houston area.
Major communities within Bellaire include the Carroll subdivision south of Bellaire Boulevard and the Braeburn Country Club Estates subdivision between Chimney Rock and Rice. Other notable communities in the area include Southdale and Broad Acres.
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