Bellaire Houston TX Homes, Real Estate, Neighborhood Guide

Bellaire TX Real Estate & Neighborhood Guide

Affectionately known as the “City of Homes,” Bellaire is an independent city within the Houston area.

One of Houston’s most popular neighborhoods, Bellaire features a small-town vibe that mixes quite nicely with its easy access to big city comforts.

Bellaire homes for sale are very popular due to its:

  • STRONG REAL ESTATE APPRECIATION: Bellaire is among the top Houston neighborhoods in both Land Value Appreciation and Real Estate Appreciation.
  • TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: According to Houston’s Best Public Schools, many of Bellaire’s public schools are ranked amongst the top in the state of Texas.
  • SUPERB LOCATION: Bordered by the cities of Houston and West University, Bellaire enjoys a central location and a good commute to: Texas Medical Center, Galleria, Downtown, and Energy Corridor.
  • EXCELLENT ACCESSIBILITY: Bellaire homes have convenient access to main roads and freeways, including Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, Bissonnet Street, and Bellaire Boulevard.
  • CITY OF HOMES: Largely residential, the city boasts of tree-lined streets, a good number of parks, and award-winning schools.
  • SPACIOUS LOTS: Lot sizes in Bellaire vary widely, though its standard 75 feet by 130 feet lot parcels are noticeably more spacious than West University’s 50 by 120 foot lots.

Bellaire real estate can be tricky to navigate given the area’s different school zoning maps (land values in certain areas sell for more than others), proximity to railroad tracks (bad for resale), being on a major thoroughfare (bad for resale) and a diversity of builders (some are far superior to others).

Contact Paige Martin, a Top Realtor in Houston, and one of Bellaire’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Bellaire.

For any inquiries about Bellaire homes recommendations, or off-market MLS listings, get in touch with Paige Martin, Owner of HoustonProperties.com and one of the best realtors in Houston.
Paige Martin’s Recent Awards:
– “Top 25 Agents in Houston,” Houston Business Journal
– #1 Keller Williams Agent, Houston
– #10 Keller Williams Agent, US

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12 Things Bellaire Real Estate Buyers Should Know

A city within a city, Bellaire is located south of the Southwest Freeway (US 59) and along Loop 610.

  • Bellaire real estate continue to be a popular option, thanks to its great location, high accessibility, and superb schools.
  • With the city of Houston next door, residents are minutes away from key areas like the Galleria, the Medical Center, and Downtown.
  • Main roads and freeways go through Bellaire, including Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, Bissonnet Street, and Bellaire Boulevard.
  • Largely residential, the city boasts of tree-lined streets, a good number of parks, and award-winning schools.
  • Bellaire homes enjoy convenient access to schools, retail areas, restaurants, entertainment centers, and parks. Business and employment hubs are also nearby.
  • The city is zoned to the Houston ISD, and is home to Bellaire High School, a top performing high school, and Pin Oak Middle School, a National Blue Ribbon School.
  • Lot sizes in Bellaire vary widely, though its standard 75 feet by 130 feet lot parcels are noticeably more spacious than West University’s 50 by 120 foot lots.
  • Bellaire real estate have steadily appreciated over the years, thanks to the city’s continued popularity.
  • Homes in the city are a mix of older single-family homes, new construction homes, and large estate-style homes.
  • Older homes can feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans, with lot sizes ranging from 5,000 to 9,300 square feet.
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  • The most expensive Bellaire homes can feature 7,000 to more than 20,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Bellaire homes for sale can start at around $400,000 and can go up to more than $2,000,000.

Bellaire TX Maps and Location

Nestled in the area south of Southwest Freeway (US 59), Bellaire is bordered by the cities of Houston and West University.

It has the Galleria/Uptown area to the north, West University and Southside Place to the west, and Braeswood and Meyerland to the south.

A section of Loop 610 (West Loop S) cuts through the city.

Bellaire homes have great access to important Houston areas like Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, and the Galleria.

Since Bellaire is an independent city, it has its own police and fire departments. The city has a council-manager type of government and has a mayor, a city manager, and six city council members.

Bellaire is within the 77401 zip code of Harris County.

Zip codes near Bellaire include 77005, 77030, 77098, 77019. (View Houston zip code map.)

Paige Martin’s Recent Awards:
– “One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” Real Trends
– Five Star Realtor Award, Multi-Year Winner
– “One of Houston’s Top 50 Realtors,” Houston Chronicle

Neighborhoods Near Bellaire TX

West of Bellaire

Bellaire TX Schools

Bellaire is home to some of the best schools in the area. It is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

The HISD features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award winning schools. Bellaire in particular, have some of the best schools in district zoned to its subdivisions.

The city is home to Bellaire High School, a top performing high school, and Pin Oak Middle School, a National Blue Ribbon School.

*Note: For a more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Bellaire areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

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Elementary Schools

  • Condit Elementary School at 7000 South 3rd Street. Condit Elementary School serves PK to 5 students. It has a student population of 648 and its students have above average TAKS scores. It has a TEA Exemplary rating and a GreatSchools.org rating of 9 out of 10.
  • Horn Elementary School at 4530 Holly Street. Horn Elementary School, like Condit, serves PK to 5 students. It is a magnet school with a TEA Exemplary rating. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 10 out of 10.
  • Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School at 6300 Avenue B. Affectionately called MCLIMS, it is a relatively new magnet primary school located in the former Gordon Elementary School. It caters to PK-5 students and has a diverse student body.
  • Ripley House Charter School at 4410 Navigation Boulevard. Ripley House is a co-educational charter school that has a student population of 1,530. It serves grades PK to 5 students.
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Middle Schools

Public Middle Schools zoned to Bellaire include:

 

  • Pin Oak Middle School at 4601 Glenmont Drive. Pin Oak is a National Blue Ribbon School that serves students in grades 6 to 8. It as an Exemplary TEA rating and has a similarly excellent rating at GreatSchools.org, 10/10.
  • Ripley House Middle Campus at 4410 Navigation Boulevard. This is Ripley House Charter School’s middle school campus. It serves grades grades 6 to 8 students.
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High Schools

Bellaire public High Schools include:

 

  • Bellaire High School at 5100 Maple Street. Bellaire High School is one of the best secondary schools in the area, offering great academics and athletics programs. It has produced a lot of professional athletes and other accomplished alumni with notable achievements in various fields.
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Bellaire TX Private Schools

  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet Street. It is a co-educational private day school with a curriculum based on four pillars, Academics, Religion, Fine Arts, and Athletics.
  • The Post Oak School at 4600 Bissonnet Street. The Post Oak is a Montessori school with campuses in both Bellaire and the Museum District in Houston. It has received accreditation from both the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS).
  • Veritas Christian Academy at 7000 Ferris Street. It is a private school that offers an accelerated Classical Program. It also has excellent arts, academics, and athletics programs.

To find an updated listing of all Bellaire real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Bellaire TX Real Estate Trends

Despite its proximity to two major freeways, Bellaire managed to preserve its small town vibe through its strong zoning requirements.

The city is a mixture of older single-family bungalows, new construction houses, and even sprawling estate-style homes. Lot sizes can vary from property to property – bigger parcels tend to fetch higher prices.

Bellaire real estate has continued to post strong appreciation rates despite slight fluctuations. Thanks to the city’s continued popularity and high demand, homes in the area continue to sell well.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Bellaire real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Bellaire Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Bellaire TX single-family homes can range from old bungalow houses to more luxurious two-story custom-built homes. Like most properties in the area, older homes have lower sub-$500,000 market prices, while new construction can go for up to $2,000,000.

Lot sizes can vary widely, with some single-family homes boasting of large 8,000 square foot lot areas. Houses that feature smaller, 3,000-square foot plots are also available.

On average, single-family homes feature three to four bedrooms, with 2 and a half baths.

The average Bellaire housing lot measures 75 feet by 130 feet, considerably bigger than comparable lots in West University. These bigger lots can accommodate detached car garages, swimming pools, or sprawling front and back yards. Bellaire offers both space and accessibility, in addition to more competitive prices.

Bellaire Townhomes Sale Trends

Like single-family homes, Bellaire townhomes for sale offer the same size and pricing averages. Some feature a standard floor plan two-story construction with three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

Townhomes can also come in different architectural styles and feature front and back yards. This type of housing is typically more accessible and can be cheaper to maintain than single-family homes.

Townhome prices can range from $500,000 to $800,000.

Bellaire Condo Sale Trends

There are no high rise condos in Bellaire, but there are condo units available in mid-rise or multi-level townhouses.

There are condos available in the surrounding areas including:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the nearby Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.

Bellaire TX History

Bellaire, which means “good air” or “good breeze”, started out as part of William Marsh Rice’s 9,449-acre Rice Ranch.

In 1908, William Wright Baldwin, president of the South End Land Company and native of Iowa, purchased a 1,000-acre parcel located in the eastern part of the ranch, six miles from Houston.

He then founded Westmoreland Farms on the property, with Bellaire at the center to serve as a residential neighborhood.

Bellaire is said to have been named for its breezes, but it has been posited that the name may have come from Bellaire, Ohio, one of the towns served by Baldwin’s rail lines.

In 1918, Bellaire TX was incorporated into a city. It housed a population of 200 at the time. Thirty years later, Houston annexed the areas around Bellaire, stopping any further land growth.

The post-World War II building boom exploded in Bellaire, leading to the construction of more homes and the relocation of more families to the city.

In the 1980s, another boom occurred in the city, and this time, it was geared toward updating the small bungalows that were the rage back in the day.

Those old structures were replaced with gorgeous two and three story houses in modern, traditional, Mediterranean, and Spanish architectural styles. Zoning requirements were put in place, thus enhancing Bellaire’s small town feel.

Today, Bellaire remains as one of the most popular – and most family-friendly – neighborhoods in Harris County.

Fun Things To Do Near Bellaire

Bellaire’s excellent location gives it great access to the Galleria, the Museum District, and Downtown Houston. Bellaire residents also enjoy proximity to commercial and entertainment establishments at the Rice Village, Meyerland Plaza, and Uptown Park.

The neighborhood houses a good number of parks that offer various amenities for indoor and outdoor sports and recreational activities.

Bellaire Zindler Park, named after journalist Marvin Zindler, is one of the biggest parks within city limits. It’s a 7.5-acre park with a neighborhood pool, two tennis courts, a picnic area with grill, a little league field, a gazebo, and a playground.

The Bellaire Recreation Center and the Bellaire Civic Center, which offer auditoriums and meeting rooms, are also located within the park.

Paseo Park, on the other hand, features a historical trolley which used to ply Bellaire Boulevard, a special events area, and an esplanade. Other parks near Bellaire single-family homes feature softball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, open play areas, baseball fields, and outdoor fitness areas.

Bellaire also has its own public library, supported by a non-profit organization called The Friends of the Bellaire Library.

Other must-visit places within Bellaire include:

Dining

  • Brennan’s Restaurant
  • Cafe Annie
  • Damian’s Cucina Italiana
  • Sorrento’s Ristorante
  • Cafe Le Jadeite
  • Colleena’s
  • Casa Dominguez Bellaire
  • La Madeleine French Bakery
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Thai Cottage
  • Samurai Japanese Steak & Sushi House
  • Auntie Pasto’s
  • MargieBeth’s Bake Shop LLC
  • Romeros Trattoria Italian Grill

Parks

  • Bellaire Zindler Park
  • Loftin Park
  • Paseo Park
  • Jaquet Park
  • Joe Gaither Park
  • Feld Park
  • Locust Park
  • Mulberry Park
  • Russ Pitman Park
  • Henshaw House Community Center & Nature Discovery Center
  • Evergreen Park
  • Horn Field
  • Lafayette Park
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Nightlife

  • Little Woodrow’s
  • Firehouse Saloon
  • Richmond Arms Pub
  • Big Woodrow’s
  • Pinot’s Palette
  • The Deck on Fountainview
  • The West End

Groceries

  • H-E-B Pantry Foods
  • Randall’s Food Market
  • Davis Food City

Bellaire TX Realtor – Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the MorningHouston Business Journal and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and the owner of HoustonProperties.com, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

Paige Martin’s Recent Awards:
– #1 Agent, Keller Williams, Memorial
– #2 Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
– #10 Agent, Keller Williams, United States

Paige Martin’s recent awards include

  • 2016: One of the Top 25 Residential Realtors in Houston, Houston Business Journal
  • 2016: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly
  • 2016: One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2015 Q3: #9 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide (of 125,000 agents)
  • 2015: #2 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
  • 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Southwest Texas (Houston, Woodlands, Katy, San Antonio)
  • 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
  • 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial
  • 2015: One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2015: One of the Top 25 Residential Realtors in Houston, Houston Business Journal
  • 2015: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014 – #1 Ranked Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial
  • 2014 – “One of the Top 40 Houston Realtors,” Houston Chronicle
  • 2014 – “One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” RealTrends.com
  • 2014 – Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013 – #1 Ranked Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial
  • 2013 – Top 50 Houston Realtors by the Houston Chronicle
  • 2013 – Top 5 Ranked Individual Agent in the Houston Area with Keller Williams
  • 2013 – Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012 – #1 Ranked Individual Agent in the Keller Williams Memorial Office
  • 2012 – Top 5 Ranked Individual Agent in the Houston Area with Keller Williams
  • 2011 – #1 Ranked Individual Agent in the Keller Williams Memorial Office
  • 2011 – Top 10 Ranked Individual Agent in the Houston Area with Keller Williams
  • 2010 – #1 Ranked Individual Agent in the Keller Williams Memorial Office
  • 2010 – Top 10 Ranked Individual Agent in the Houston Area with Keller Williams

Paige works with a tremendous number of buyers and sellers within Bellaire, earning praises like “Paige Martin is the best Bellaire TX realtor I know.” Read more about client feedback and ratings here.

For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, homes or properties based upon your personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, Owner of HoustonProperties.com & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177.

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