Bellaire is a city in Harris County
within the Houston?Sugar Land?Baytown
metropolitan area. As of the 2000U.S. Census
, the city population was 15,642 and is completely surrounded by the cities of Houston
and West University Place
Bellaire is famed for its Little League baseball team, which entered the World Series on one occasion. In addition, the city's sole public high school, Bellaire High School, is well-known for its academic and athletic programs. The Bellaire High School baseball team, Bellaire Cardinals, won the Texas High School Baseball championship seven times with several former or current Major League Baseball players.
Bellaire is known as the "City of Homes" as the city is mostly residential; the city mainly functions as a bedroom community for upper-middle class families. There are a few offices along the 610 Loop within the city limits. As of 2000, Bellaire is the 27th wealthiest location in Texas by per capita income. The median house price in central Bellaire for 2006 was $519,494.