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Notable locations in zip code 77096
Houston Police Department - Southwest Patrol, Houston Police Department - Fondren Patrol, Houston Police Department - Braeburn, Houston Fire Station Number 62
Shopping Centers in 77096 - Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center, Braeswood Square Shopping Center, Maplewood Shopping Center, Meyerland Shopping Center
Churches in zip code 77096 - Greater New Covenant Baptist Church, Braeswood Assembly of God Church, Congregation Adath Emeth, Congregation Beth Israel, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Westbury Baptist Church, Westbury United Methodist Church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Saint Philips Methodist Church
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Waterhole Bayou
Parks in zip code 77096 include: Westbury Park, Godwin Park, Meyerland Park, Braesmont Park
Meyerland is a 6,000-acre community in southwest Houston, Texas, outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8.
A notable feature of Meyerland is Meyerland Plaza, a large outdoor shopping center. Meyerland also is the center of Houston's Jewish community. Meyerland is the home of Houston's Jewish Community Center, Congregation Beth Israel,Congregation Beth Yeshurun, and several smaller synagogues.
The neighborhood is named after the Meyer family, who bought and owned 6,000 acres of land in southwest Houston.
George Meyer developed 1,200 acres of former rice fields into the Meyerland subdivision in 1955. Richard Nixon was at the subdivision's ribbon-cutting ceremony. Meyerland was one of the first deed-restricted communities in the City of Houston.
On Memorial Day, May 30, 1961, the "Hero Tree" was dedicated as a living memorial to Capt. Gary L. Herod for his heroism. The tree and a stone marker are located near Meyerland Plaza shopping center on Beechnut Street.
In the mid to late 1980s families began moving into Meyerland and Bellaire. They began to tear down older homes and build new ones.
The Everlyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Yeshurun, and several small synagogues are in the area. Mimi Swartz of the Texas Monthly said "the neighborhood was a place where Jews could take care of their own and, they believed, could protect their children from negative influences while teaching them to follow religious tradition and embrace the values of family, education, achievement, and community."Every year the Jewish Book and Arts Fair is held in Meyerland.