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Overview

Introduction to Bellaire, Texas

Bellaire, Texas, in Harris county, is 7 miles SW of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Houston metropolitan area with.

Bellaire History

Bellaire was established in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin, the president of the South End Land Company. Bellaire was formed on what was earlier the site of William Marsh Rice's 9,449-acre ranch. According to Baldwin, the town was named "Bellaire" because of its breezes. Bellaire was finally incorporated as a city in 1918, ten years after its establishment.

Bellaire and nearby Attractions

  • Bellaire Zindler Park
  • Vic Driscoll Park
  • Richmond Plaza Baptist Church
  • Candace U Simmons Track and Field Complex
  • Russ Pitman Park
  • Jacquet Park

Things To Do In Bellaire

Bellaire has several parks, which are ideal destinations for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational activities. The Bellaire Zindler Park includes two well-lighted tennis courts, a neighborhood pool, a gazebo, a jogging trail, a picnic area and a playground.

Bellaire Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the nearest major airport.

Bellaire Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by institutes like Coastal Bend College, Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,140
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+8,429
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married68.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher78.8%
Median Earnings25+$103,536
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$52,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$223,939
% Above Poverty Level98.3%
% Below Poverty Level1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,630
Median House Value$770,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.9%
German14.3%
English8.4%
Irish6.5%
Italian4.1%
French Except Basque3.2%
Polish2.8%
Scottish1.7%
Czech1.7%
Russian1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1%
Arab0.9%
Lithuanian0.6%
Israeli0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
South African0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Bellaire Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77401
P.O. Box Zip Codes77402
Phone Area Codes713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.7
Approximate Longitude-95.46

Bellaire Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationSEALY
Distance40.9 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp59 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bunker Hill Village3,909$240,556
Hedwig Village2,655$143,750
Hilshire Village852$193,000
Hunters Creek Village4,688$250
Southside Place1,746$249,375

Bellaire Public Libraries

Bellaire City Library
5111 JESSAMINE ST
Bellaire, Texas
(713) 662-8160

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Bellaire Hospitals

Foundation Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
5410 West Loop South
(713) 314-4444
Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
(Proprietary)
5410 West Loop South
First Street Hospital
(Proprietary)
411 First Street

Bellaire Public Schools

Bellaire H S
5100 Maple
ZIP: 77401
(713) 295-3704
High
Total Enrollment 3689
Condit El
7000 S Third
ZIP: 77401
(713) 295-5255
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Horn El
4530 Holly St
ZIP: 77401
(713) 295-5264
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School
6300 Ave B
ZIP: 77401
(713) 295-5276
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Pin Oak Middle
4601 Glenmont
ZIP: 77401
(713) 295-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1217

Bellaire Private Schools

Faith Lutheran Day School
4600 Bellaire Blvd
ZIP: 77401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Veritas Christian Academy
7000 Ferris St
ZIP: 77401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
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