At the outer southwest corner of the Loop 610 sits Meyerland, a residential district developed in the mid-1950s by Leota Hess whose father ranched the area. This might be termed Houston's first "planned community" in that Hess held to strict regulations and strong architectural controls for the development. Homes were required to have copper plumbing, for instance. Covenants prohibited apartments and commercial enterprises.
Characteristic of Meyerland are brick, contemporary-styled homes three and four bedrooms and two baths, an uncommon feature when built. Prices vary from just over $100,000 to more than $450,000 with most homes falling within the $150,000 - $300,000 price range. Renovation is taking place in several pockets. Home sizes run from 1400 sq.ft. to well over 4000 sq.ft.
Meyerland is zoned to some of the better rated schools within HISD, including Kolter and Lovett Elementary Schools, Johnston Middle School and Bellaire High School.
Meyerland is a 6,000-acre (24 km2) 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 (24 km²) of land in southwest Houston. ...George Meyer developed 1,200 acres (5 km2) of former rice fields into the Meyerland subdivision in 1955. Richard Nixon was at the subdivision's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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