I moved to Bellaire when coming to the Houston area in 1992. I liked the small town feel in the middle of the big city. Bellaire is a great place to raise kids and get to know your neighbors. It was not strange to see us riding our bike to the library (our favorite destination), shopping, the trail, the rec center or the pools. I also rode my bike to the Houston Civic Arts Association for workshops and for plein aire paint-outs nearby. I did the trek to Gessner and the Zoo on the Braes Bayou trail many times. Of course it also made sense to bike to the gym which helped save time by getting the warm up done in the commute.
Unlike myself, the kids have grown up with friends from kindergarten and pre-k. Actually, I do have a friend from kindergarten and though we aren’t in the neighborhood, we still stay in touch.
Bellaire is pretty cool and now celebrates its centennial.