BELLAIRE AREA REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Bellaire Area homes for sale & insider real estate guide

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 real estate is very popular due to its:

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).

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Table of Contents

  1. Bellaire Area Home Sale Trends
  2. Bellaire Area Best Realtor Insights
  3. Bellaire Area Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Bellaire Area Schools
  5. Bellaire Area Real Estate Market

Bellaire Area Home Sale Trends

Bellaire Area Real Estate Trends

Bellaire, one of Houston's most popular neighborhoods, features a small-town vibe that blends nicely with its easy access to big city comforts. Located south of the Southwest Fwy, West Loop South runs through the city and leads to Uptown Houston, making it a popular bedroom community.

Bellaire is very popular for its:

Bellaire's neighborhood can be tricky to navigate given the area's different school zoning maps, proximity to railroad tracks, being on a major thoroughfare, and diversity of builders.


Bellaire Area Best Realtor Insights


Bellaire Area Maps, Location & Zip Code

Bellaire Area Map

Commute Time Bellaire Area
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 10
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 5

Map of Bellaire Area

Highlights Bellaire Area
Amenities Known as the "City of Homes" Bellaire is a top Houston neighborhood featuring a small-town vibe while providing easy access to the city comforts.

Considered one of the most popular and family-friendly communities in Harris County, Bellaire offers proximity to major freeways, top-ranked schools, and Houston's key areas.
Golf Courses There are no Golf Courses within Bellaire, but there are several nearby:

- River Oaks Country Club (Private)
- Wildcat Golf Club (Private)
- Houston Country Club (Private)
- Braeburn Country Club (Private)
- Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range (Private)
- Sharpstown Park Golf Course (Private)
- Timber Creek Golf Club (Public)
- F.M. Law Park (Private)
- Royal Oaks Country Club (Private)
Run / Bike Trails - 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
Nearby Retail / Dining Thanks to its central location and great accessibility, Bellaire offers easy access to a wide range of retail and dining options.

- 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
- Town Center
- Rice Bellaire Shopping Center
- Bellaire Boulevard Center
- Braes Link Shopping Center
- The Trail Shopping Plaza
Major Employers - Texas Medical Center
- WorleyParsons
- Eye Center of Texas
- The Johnson Group
- Bridgeway Software
- Easter Seals Greater Houston
- Action Mortgage
- South Texas Dental Associates LP
- Neighborhood Centers

Bellaire Area Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Condit Elem 8
Horn Elem 8

Bellaire is home to some of the area's best schools. The Houston Independent School District serves the area (HISD).

The HISD features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award-winning schools. Bellaire, in particular, has some of the best schools in the 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 more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Bellaire areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.


Elementary Schools


Middle Schools

Public Middle Schools zoned to Bellaire include:


High Schools

Bellaire Public High Schools include:


Bellaire TX Private Schools

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

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


Bellaire Area Real Estate Market

Bellaire Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Bellaire SFH

Single-family homes in Bellaire, Texas range from historic bungalows to custom-built two-story homes with older homes, like most in the neighborhood, have lower market prices in the sub-$500,000 range, whereas new buildings can cost up to $2,000,000.

Some single-family homes have 8,000-square-foot lot spaces, while others have smaller lots with smaller plots of 3,000 square feet.

Most houses feature three to four bedrooms and two and a half baths on average.

The average Bellaire house lot is 75 feet by 130 feet, which is significantly larger than comparable West University properties. Larger lots allow for detached garages, swimming pools, and expansive front and rear yards. Bellaire provides more space and accessibility, as well as more affordable costs.


Bellaire Townhomes Sale Trends


Bellaire Townhome

Bellaire townhomes for sale offer the same size and price range to single-family homes. Some highlights are a traditional floor layout, two-story construction with three bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms.

Townhomes can also have front and back yards and come in varieties of architectural styles. This style is usually more accessible than single-family homes and might be less expensive to maintain.

Prices for townhomes 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 emerged as part of William Marsh Rice's 9,449-acre Rice Ranch with its name symbolizing "good air" or "good  breeze."

William Wright Baldwin, head of the South End Land Company and an Iowa native, purchased a 1,000-acre lot in the ranch's eastern section, six miles from Houston, in 1908.

On the acreage, he established Westmoreland Farms, with Bellaire at its heart to serve as a residential area.

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

Bellaire, Texas was founded as a city in 1918. At the time, it had a population of 200 people. Thirty years later, Houston annexed the Bellaire area, thereby halting any additional property development.

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 popular back in the day.

Beautiful two- and three-story houses in modern, classical, Mediterranean, and Spanish architectural styles replaced the previous structures. Zoning regulations were enacted, improving Bellaire's small-town atmosphere.

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

Bellaire History


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.

A variety of parks in the area provide varied amenities for indoor and outdoor sports and recreational activities.

Bellaire Zindler Park is one of the city's largest parks, named for writer Marvin Zindler. A 7.5-acre park with a neighborhood pool, two tennis courts, a picnic area with a grill, a little league field, a gazebo, and a playground.

The park also houses the Bellaire Recreation Center and the Bellaire Civic Center which offer auditoriums and meeting rooms.

Paseo Park, on the other hand, features a historical trolley that 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 public library, supported by a non-profit organization called The Friends of the Bellaire Library.

Fun Things To Do In Bellaire

Other must-visit places within Bellaire include:

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