The City of Bellaire is located in southeast Texas and has a population of just over seventeen thousand residents. Bellaire was founded in 1908 on what was part of a 95-hundred acre ranch, as a residential neighborhood and agricultural trading center. Today, the streets are lined with large oaks and custom built homes. Bellaire is located minutes southwest of Houston from the city’s downtown and the Galleria. Whether you’re here for a day a week or a lifetime, we look forward to welcoming you to Bellaire. The City recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. Visit the City’s Centennial Historic Walk.Centennial Historical Walk.
The city functions as a residential community with a quality of life that promotes a family atmosphere. We have the great amenities of a big city and the charm of a small town including a quaint downtown area with several shopping and dining options to choose from.
Bellaire is served by the Houston Independent School District. The schools have a reputation of excellence in both education and extracurricular offerings Bellaire offers a magnet school for foreign languages along with the International Baccalaureate Program and is well known for consistently graduating the highest number of National Merit Finalists in the country. They’re also proud of their legacy for producing championship baseball teams. If you’re interested in giving your child a private education, there are several options available to you. If it’s a degree that you’re after, there are seven colleges and universities all within a ten mile drive! Offerings include Rice University , Texas Southern University , Houston Baptist University, Baylor College of Medicine , the University of Houston and the Houston Community College System No matter where you’re at in your educational journey, Bellaire has what it takes to bring you to the next level.
People move to Bellaire for many reasons such as our excellent city services, proximity to pro-sports arenas, cultural events, and world-renowned medical center. Residents have access to full service Fireand Police Protection, excellent parks and recreation programs and a City Library.
Several large businesses such as Chevron, ATT, CenterPoint Energy and the Foundation Surgical Hospital reside in Bellaire. The City has a large number of retail and professional businesses to service the community.
The six thousand homes in the city are a mix of 1950’s and 1960’s ranch homes and brand new mansions ranging in price from 200-thousand dollars to well over one million dollars. Bellaire has no “off season” for FUN, indoors or outdoors! We have 14 parks featuring many amenities and plenty of green space for enjoying a picnic with family and friends, or relaxing with a good book. We even have a dog park where pampered pooches can run and play.
The Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center provides plenty of fun for the whole family, with a 14-foot dive well, lap lanes, splash pad, and a waterslide. Our Recreation Center features a fitness room and a variety of programs for all ages from ballroom dancing for adults to sign language for babies. During the summer, Camp Paseo offers team and individual sports for children ages 5 through 12. Bellaire is known for baseball. Its Little League team won the U.S National Championship at the 2000 Little League World Series. The City is also home to the Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center.