Welcome to Bellaire, Texas; we are excited to share with you all that our beautiful, thriving community has to offer its residents, visitors and businesses.
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 Fire
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 2000 Little League World Series Championship and Bellaire High School’s baseball team has won the Texas High School Baseball Championship seven times and is the home of several current and former major league players. The City is also home to the Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center
We invite you to visit us and see for yourself why Bellaire is such a great place to live, work and raise a family. Click here to watch our community video