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.

The city functions as a residential community with a quality of life that promotes a family atmosphere. They 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 educational 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 the excellent city services, proximity to pro-sports arenas, cultural events, and world-renowned medical center. Residents have access to full service Fire and Police Protection, excellent parks and recreation programs and a City Library.

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.