Bellaire at a Glance

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Kathlyn Curtis

Bellaire

Beautiful homes with manicured lawns and close-knit communities attract families looking for a suburban atmosphere within the city. Nearby Rice Village offers an impressive mix of shopping, dining and entertainment options for the whole family.

Kathlyn Curtis

Bellaire operates as independent city with its own police and fire departments but retains a small town feel which is why this neighborhood is beloved by generations of Houston families and continues to attract new residents. Its spacious homes with generous lawns are conveniently located, making for short commutes to many of Houston’s major business districts Downtown, Medical Center, Galleria, and Greenway Plaza – and nearby family destinations, like Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo, and the Museum District. 

School Spirit

For grades 1-5, Mark Twain Elementary has been educating youngsters since 1950 with a state-of-the-art update in 2005, along with receiving International Baccalaureate World School status. There’s even a Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School in Bellaire! Pershing Middle School is home to the Mighty Pandas and a Vanguard and Fine Arts Magnet School with an emphasis on music. For a Montessori education, Post Oak School has an elementary and middle school campus in the area. Cardinal Pride is present at Bellaire High School with AP classes, athletics, and a diverse selection of extracurricular clubs. Episcopal High School has a strong academic, arts, and athletics program in a faith-centered setting.

Neighborhood Nosh

Moeller’s Bakery is Houston’s oldest family-owned bakery, known for their delicious petit fours and birthday cakes. Pair your baked goods with the tea selection offered at the McHugh Tea Room which offers classes and afternoon tea for groups. Bernie’s Burger Bus is a popular dining destination with its school bus themed interior, tasty burgers, and decadent shakes. Pappa Geno’s serves up Philly cheesesteaks with old school atmosphere. Dandelion Café, has regulars lining up for their coffee drinks and baked goods. Plan for date nights at cozy Costa Brava Bistro paired with French and Spanish cuisine. Little Woodrow’s has an outpost on Bellaire Blvd. for sports watching and hanging out.

Get Fit

Practice your poses at the Yoga One studio and hydrate at Sustain Juicery. Pick from a selection of workouts like barre, yoga, or cycling at Define. Swim laps at the Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center where they keep the pool heated for your swimming needs. Weekley Family YMCA offers classes and facilities for whole family to stay active.

Family Fun

The Bellaire Library offers a full calendar of activities from story times to movie nights for a variety of age groups and also functions as a WiFi hot spot so you can bring the lap top and log on. The Bellaire Town Square hosts many fun events throughout the year including holiday festivities, free concerts, and the Trolleywood movie series.

GREENSPACE

Pocket parks and oak-lined esplanades provide a scenic backdrop to the neighborhood. Paseo Park on Bellaire Boulevard has a walking trail with the “Toonersville Trolley” on display, reminding residents of the area’s streetcar past. Let the trolley inspire you to try the 402 Quickline Bellaire, Metro’s first Signature route which offers limited stops at popular business centers. Dogs can join the family for playtime at Lafayette Park which is home to the Officer Lucy Dog Park, named in honor of Bellaire’s former K-9 detective. As you stroll around Evelyn’s Park, take a break and join the tea party at the whimsical, interactive Alice in Wonderland themed sculpture, “Move One Place On,” or stop in Betsy’s, Adair Concepts’ newest restaurant set in a charming yellow house that’s opening soon. Explore the local flora and fauna at one of the regular guided walks and nature events at Nature Discovery Center.

For more information on Houston neighborhoods and home values, please contact Kathlyn at kat@whyilovehouston.com.

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Bellaire at a Glance

presented by

presented by

Kathlyn Curtis

Bellaire

Beautiful homes with manicured lawns and close-knit communities attract families looking for a suburban atmosphere within the city. Nearby Rice Village offers an impressive mix of shopping, dining and entertainment options for the whole family.

Kathlyn Curtis

Bellaire operates as independent city with its own police and fire departments but retains a small town feel which is why this neighborhood is beloved by generations of Houston families and continues to attract new residents. Its spacious homes with generous lawns are conveniently located, making for short commutes to many of Houston’s major business districts Downtown, Medical Center, Galleria, and Greenway Plaza – and nearby family destinations, like Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo, and the Museum District. 

School Spirit

For grades 1-5, Mark Twain Elementary has been educating youngsters since 1950 with a state-of-the-art update in 2005, along with receiving International Baccalaureate World School status. There’s even a Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School in Bellaire! Pershing Middle School is home to the Mighty Pandas and a Vanguard and Fine Arts Magnet School with an emphasis on music. For a Montessori education, Post Oak School has an elementary and middle school campus in the area. Cardinal Pride is present at Bellaire High School with AP classes, athletics, and a diverse selection of extracurricular clubs. Episcopal High School has a strong academic, arts, and athletics program in a faith-centered setting.

Neighborhood Nosh

Moeller’s Bakery is Houston’s oldest family-owned bakery, known for their delicious petit fours and birthday cakes. Pair your baked goods with the tea selection offered at the McHugh Tea Room which offers classes and afternoon tea for groups. Bernie’s Burger Bus is a popular dining destination with its school bus themed interior, tasty burgers, and decadent shakes. Pappa Geno’s serves up Philly cheesesteaks with old school atmosphere. Dandelion Café, has regulars lining up for their coffee drinks and baked goods. Plan for date nights at cozy Costa Brava Bistro paired with French and Spanish cuisine. Little Woodrow’s has an outpost on Bellaire Blvd. for sports watching and hanging out.

Get Fit

Practice your poses at the Yoga One studio and hydrate at Sustain Juicery. Pick from a selection of workouts like barre, yoga, or cycling at Define. Swim laps at the Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center where they keep the pool heated for your swimming needs. Weekley Family YMCA offers classes and facilities for whole family to stay active.

Family Fun

The Bellaire Library offers a full calendar of activities from story times to movie nights for a variety of age groups and also functions as a WiFi hot spot so you can bring the lap top and log on. The Bellaire Town Square hosts many fun events throughout the year including holiday festivities, free concerts, and the Trolleywood movie series.

GREENSPACE

Pocket parks and oak-lined esplanades provide a scenic backdrop to the neighborhood. Paseo Park on Bellaire Boulevard has a walking trail with the “Toonersville Trolley” on display, reminding residents of the area’s streetcar past. Let the trolley inspire you to try the 402 Quickline Bellaire, Metro’s first Signature route which offers limited stops at popular business centers. Dogs can join the family for playtime at Lafayette Park which is home to the Officer Lucy Dog Park, named in honor of Bellaire’s former K-9 detective. As you stroll around Evelyn’s Park, take a break and join the tea party at the whimsical, interactive Alice in Wonderland themed sculpture, “Move One Place On,” or stop in Betsy’s, Adair Concepts’ newest restaurant set in a charming yellow house that’s opening soon. Explore the local flora and fauna at one of the regular guided walks and nature events at Nature Discovery Center.

For more information on Houston neighborhoods and home values, please contact Kathlyn at kat@whyilovehouston.com.

Or to download this page, please click here.

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