Originally bought in 1909 Bellaire, formerly known as Westmoreland Farms, has now grown to over 6,000 homes. Bellaire is its own city that has both police and fire departments. This neighborhood has immediate access to the 610 Loop and is just minutes away from The Galleria.
Originally, small, modest bungalows were built here. Now, houses span to all sizes and styles, including large estate homes. The new construction even boasts three story homes, which is a drastic change from the originals. Bellaire offers residents the best of both worlds, a small town feel in a city full of amenities. Recognized schools, libraries, recreational areas and parks make Bellaire a highly desired community to live in.
Bellaire is one of the smaller cities that have been encapsulated by Houston's growing city limits. City of Southside Place, West University and Bellaire have become totally entombed by Houston's shadow. Although many cities would have been overshadowed by such a huge neighbor, these small municipalities are actually thriving. At first, these were the bedroom communities of the Houston proper but as the Houston grew they became more desirable destinations for families that didn't want the Houston address. Mature trees and larger lots created the market for McMansions.