New homes in Bellaire

ROC Homes builds quality new homes in Bellaire and is a preferred homebuilder for families looking to live in this outstanding Houston community!

Bellaire is a city in Harris County, Texas, surrounded by the cities of Houston and West University Place. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 16,855.

Bellaire was founded in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin, who was the president of the South End Land Company and vice president of the Burlington Railroad. Bellaire was founded on what was part of William Marsh Rice's 9,449-acre ranch. Baldwin surveyed the eastern 1,000 acres of the ranch into small truck farms. He named those farms "Westmoreland Farms." Bellaire began 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 also been named after Bellaire, Ohio, a town served by one of Baldwin's rail lines.

Originally, Bellaire was bounded by Palmetto, First, Jessamine, and Sixth (now Ferris) Streets, and six miles of prairie served as a buffer zone between the town and Houston. Bellaire was incorporated as a city with a general charter in 1918, ten years after its founding. The city 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 annexing other, unincorporated,surrounding areas.

Bellaire is known as the "City of Homes," as the city is mostly residential, and functions mainly 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 was ranked the 27th wealthiest location in Texas by per capita income. The median house price in central Bellaire for 2006 was $519,494.

We are currently SOLD OUT in Bellaire but always on the watch for a lot to purchase. We build all around the Inner Loop - Montrose, Sawyer Heights and West U/College Court Place.

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