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Bellaire is a city in southwest Harris County, Texas, United States, Bellaire is known as the "City of Homes".
Bellaire was founded in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin, who was the president of the South End Land Company. Baldwin, a native of Iowa, was well known as the vice president of the Burlington Railroad. Bellaire was founded on what was part of William Marsh Rice's 9,449 acres ranch. Baldwin surveyed the eastern 1,000 acres of the ranch into small truck farms. He named those farms "Westmoreland Farms". Baldwin started Bellaire in the middle of "Westmoreland Farms" to serve as a residential neighborhood and an agricultural trading center. South End Land Company advertised to farmers in the Midwestern United States. Baldwin stated that the town was named "Bellaire", or "Good Air" for its breezes". Bellaire may have been named after Bellaire, Ohio, a town served by one of Baldwin's rail lines.
Six miles of prairie was a buffer zone between Houston and Bellaire. Originally the town was bounded by Palmetto, First, Jessamine, and Sixth (now Ferris) Streets. In 1910 Edward Teas, a horticulturist, moved his nursery to Bellaire from Missouri so Teas could implement Sid Hare's landscaping plans. Bellaire was incorporated as a city with a general charter in 1918, ten years after its founding. Bellaire had a population of 200 at the time. Because of the 1918 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Bellaire's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated.
Bellaire's population had reached 1,124 in 1940. After 1940, Bellaire had a rapid population explosion in the post-World War II building boom. On December 31, 1948, the city of Houston had annexed the land around the city of Bellaire, stopping the city of Bellaire's land growth. Bellaire remained independent of Houston; Bellaire adopted a home rule charter with a council-manager government in April 1949. By 1950 the city's residents had numbered 10,150. Bellaire High School was established in 1955.
According to a Bellaire resident quoted in the Houston Post, prior to 1992, the tax base of the city of Bellaire had been decreasing. After neighbor West University Place eased restrictions on developers, new houses were constructed in West University Place, and the city gained a larger tax base. Bellaire decided to also liberalize its development restrictions to allow for new development by streamlining its no-growth building permit process.
Notable locations in zip code 77401
Bellaire Fire Department, Bellaire City Hall, Bellaire Municipal Court Clerk's Office, Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
Shopping Centers in 77401 - Bellaire Triangle Shopping Center, Cedar Bellaire Shopping Center, El Camino Shopping Center, Meyerland Court Shopping Center
Churches in zip code 77401 include: Bellaire First Baptist Church, Bellaire Presbyterian Church, Bellaire United Methodist Church, Congregation Brith Shalom, Faith American Lutheran Church, Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Houston, Incarnate Word Convent, Bellaire Church of the Nazarene
Parks in zip code 77401 include: Lafayette Park, Russ Pitman Park, Field Park, Candace U Simmons Track and Field Complex, Episcopal High School Softball Field, George R Brown Field, Bellaire High School Football Field, Crum Field House, Bellaire High School Baseball Field