Bellaire, known as the “city of homes” because of its mostly residential character, is a city within the City of Houston. Located adjacent to the cities of West University Place and Southside Place, Bellaire is bisected by the 610 Loop. The city was developed in the early twentieth century on what was part of William Marsh Rice’s ranch by then president of the Burlington Railroad, William Wright Baldwin. Bellaire has a city manager style of government with a mayor and six at-large city council members. The city has zoning ordinances and its housing stock is a mix of 1950’s and 1960’s ranch homes and large custom-built homes. With 14 parks, Bellaire has plenty of picturesque green space featuring many amenities and engaging programming. Other major facilities such as the Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center, the Bellaire Recreation Center, the Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center, and a city library, provide a variety of recreation programs. Several retail options including the Galleria and nearby Meyerland Plaza, are in close proximity to the city. For more information about this community, visit 

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