Bellaire

With its close proximity to the Galleria, the Medical Center and downtown Houston, Bellaire is a community that prospective buyers find irresistible. Recently experiencing a building boom, with older homes being replaced with new construction, Bellaire offers a diversity of residential choices for the new home buyer. The Bellaire of today is certainly a far cry from the original two-square-mile parcel bounded by Palmetto, Jessamine, First and Sixth Streets.

Soon after the turn of the century, W.W. Baldwin purchased 97,000 acres of land known as the DeMoss Ranch; the original town site of Bellaire was part of this purchase. Baldwin had no idea his rural setting, which he renamed Westmoreland Farms, would become a bustling city with 15,000-plus residents.

Bellaire was chartered on June 24, 1918 and no taxes were assessed or collected during the city’s earliest years. The only compensated employee was the marshal, whose salary was funded by fines levied on the owners of straying cattle! U.S. Census figures reported 26 homes in Bellaire in 1919 and by 1929 there were 75, increasing to 330 by 1939 when the city adopted its first zoning ordinance. A burst of growth followed and by 1950, there were over 3,000 homes with that number doubling during the next ten years. Bellaire’s physical boundaries were gradually extended, one-half mile at a time. During 1949, the city of Houston annexed the land on three sides of Bellaire and West University formed the fourth boundary, thus eliminating any possible plans for Bellaire’s future expansion.

The construction of Loop 610 had a significant impact on Bellaire. The Loop split the city into an east/west division, altered traffic patterns permanently and, between 1962 and 1968, displaced 250 homes. Since 1939, the issue of zoning has been a controversy between residents who favor business expansion and those who want to retain Bellaire’s identity as a residential community within the expanding Houston metropolis.

One thing all residents agree on is that Bellaire is a grand place to live. Quiet neighborhoods, excellent libraries, parks and recreational facilities, award-winning schools, and quality city services make Bellaire one of Houston’s best values. When the city changed its long standing no-growth building permit process in the 1980s, a building boom occurred. Builders flocked to Bellaire and purchased small, post-World War II housing to tear down and rebuild. The result is a divergence of architectural styles with spacious homes on large lots. Home prices begin in the $200,000s for lots and range to upwards of $2 million for recently constructed homes.

Bellaire combines the charm and ambiance of a warm, small-town setting with extraordinary amenities, big city conveniences, and an accessible location. Residents agree that Bellaire is truly an outstanding community in which to raise a family.

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4648 Spruce Street

Bellaire, TX, United States
$1,479,000
Web #: 1234859
MLS ID: 30235184
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 4,122 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,100 sq. ft. (approx.)
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805 Carol Street

Bellaire, TX, United States
$1,479,000
Web #: 1235096
MLS ID: 82767507
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 1
Interior: 5,359 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 10,000 sq. ft. (approx.)
805+Carol+Street
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5412 Patrick Henry

Bellaire, TX, United States
$1,437,000
Web #: 1235055
MLS ID: 13623740
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 4,535 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,548 sq. ft. (approx.)
5412+Patrick+Henry
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5122 Mimosa Drive

Bellaire, TX, United States
$1,279,000
Web #: 1234481
MLS ID: 31520477
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 4,245 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,345 sq. ft. (approx.)
5122+Mimosa+Drive
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4614 Birch Street

Bellaire, TX, United States
$1,234,900
Web #: 1233320
MLS ID: 73604492
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 4
Interior: 4,237 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,910 sq. ft. (approx.)
4614+Birch+Street
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5307 Jessamine

Bellaire, TX, United States
$1,150,000
Web #: 1241094
MLS ID: 70152113
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 5,781 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,695 sq. ft. (approx.)
5307+Jessamine
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5219 Locust Street

Bellaire, TX, United States
$899,900
Web #: 1234554
MLS ID: 90260744
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 4,040 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,000 sq. ft. (approx.)
5219+Locust+Street
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4802 Wedgewood

Bellaire, TX, United States
$899,000
Web #: 1235438
MLS ID: 79697417
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 2
Interior: 3,889 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,125 sq. ft. (approx.)
4802+Wedgewood+
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5516 Valerie Street

Houston, TX, United States
$575,000
Web #: 1234175
MLS ID: 23693888
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 1,447 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 20,265 sq. ft. (approx.)
5516+Valerie+Street
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8703 Manhattan

Houston, TX, United States
$435,000
Web #: 1235385
MLS ID: 19408974
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 2,974 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 10,350 sq. ft. (approx.)
8703+Manhattan
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© Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice