Award-Winning Schools. Large Lots. Quiet City Living.
Bellaire’s charm, tree-lined streets, and small-town vibe is like living in a suburb, only with all the advantages of inner loop living. It’s the perfect place to live when you’re looking for family-friendly amenities— like great schools, libraries, parks, and recreational facilities— but with all the big city conveniences like easy access to freeways and a plethora of things to do. This highly desired pocket of Houston sits south of the Southwest Freeway (US-59/I-69) with short commutes to the 610 Loop, the Medical Center, The Galleria, Downtown and even to the Energy Corridor on I-10. Bellaire, which is primarily residential with highly involved fire and police departments, has become known as one of the safest and quietest urban neighborhoods to live in.
Following the changes to the no-growth building permit process in the 1980s, the area underwent a construction boom, with older homes being replaced with new ones. Builders raced to Bellaire to tear down post-World War II housing and replace them with spacious homes on large lots. Today, Bellaire offers a diversity of residential choicesfrom older 3-4 bedroom homes to newly constructed homes reaching upwards of $2 million. Homes in Bellaire consist primarily of older single-family homes, new construction homes, and large estate-style homes all with different architectural styles that typically feature both front and back yards. Although there are no high-rises in Bellaire, you can still find urbanesque-style homes like mid-rise condo units and multi-level townhomes.
What’s There to Do in Bellaire?
Bellaire’s central location lends an unlimited selection of shopping, dining and recreational options all within a five mile radius including the Museum District, the Galleria, Rice Village, Rice University, and Upper Kirby. Just south of Bellaire is NRG Stadium where sports lovers can cheer on the Houston Texans or take part in the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo festivities that happen in the spring.
Foodies can make their way west down Bellaire Blvd. and get lost in Chinatown’s multitude of authentic, award-winning Asian restaurants and stores. Head east on Bellaire Blvd. for some leisure time at Evelyn’s Park Conservancywhere the community gathers for events, morning meditations, evening movies, farmers’ markets, gardening clubs, and more. Not too far from Evelyn’s Park Conservancy is the Nature Discovery Center where you can register your family for a nature walk or bring the kids to the Nature Play Area at Russ Pittman Park.
Attractions and Amenities Near Bellaire:
The Museum District
Nature Discovery Center
Russ Pittman Park
Zuma Fun Center
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