Super Neighborhood 25 - Alief
Community Motto: "The friendliest, most diverse community in Houston"
Alief is located in far southwest Houston. It’s bounded by the Fort Bend county line on the south, the Sam Houston Tollway to the east, Westpark Tollway to the north, and Highway 6 to the west. The Alief ISD school district serves the majority of the Alief Super neighborhood area.
Alief’s legendary diversity is evident in the large section of Asian residents and businesses along Bellaire Boulevard. It is also home to large Latin American and African American communities.
A Brief History of Alief
1861 – The community known as Alief began as a flood prone prairie called Dairy, located 15 miles Southwest of Houston at the Brays Bayou headwaters. The prairie was once home to dairy, rice, corn, cattle, and cotton farms.
- 1889 – The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Rail Roads granted right of way, and in 1904, a rail road depot was built on the land where the AISD stadium is now located.
- 1894 -- Dr John Magee, DDS and his wife, Alief Ozelda Morris Magee, settled in Dairy. Two years later, a U.S. Post Office was established in Dairy. The post office was located in the Magee home, and Alief Magee was named postmistress. 1897 – The name of the town was changed from Dairy to Alief, to avoid having it confused with another town that had a similar name. The population, at the time, was around 25 citizens.
- Alief Magee died in 1899. She is buried in the Alief Cemetery located at the corner of Bellaire Boulevard and Dairy Ashford.
- 1900 -- Alief was devastated by the Great Hurricane of 1900, which also destroyed Galveston. Most of Alief's 30 families fled, but many returned by 1904. 1909 – The Harris County Flood Control District was established.
- 1911 -- Alief Independent School District was created and a 3-story school was built.
- The first high school in Alief, Hastings High, was named after the Hastings family, who were storekeepers and Alief's postmasters.
- By 1940, the school district had added an 11th and 12th grades.
- 1977 -- Houston begins annexing the areas of Alief that are currently within the Super Neighborhood boundaries.
- 2000 -- Alief Super Neighborhood #25 was recognized by the Mayor's Office in a ceremony on June 22, 2000.
Parks in Alief
- Arthur Storey Park (county park)
- Alief Amity Park Alief Community Park
- Harwin Park
- Boone Road Park
- Hackberry Park
- Alief YMCA
- Alief Youth Association
- Alief-Hennington Regional Library
Famous / Well Known Residents
- Former Houston City Council Member “At Large,” Jolanda “Jo” Jones, attended Alief Elsik High School
Civic Associations in This Area
- SAVE Alief
- Alief Youth Association http://www.ayasports.org/
- Alief Dads Club http://www.aliefdadsclub.org/
- Alief Community Association
- Alief ISD http://www.alief.isd.tenet.edu/
- YMCA of Alief http://188.8.131.52/alief.aspx
- Bellaire West CIA http://www.bellairewest.org/bw/
Key Planned Projects
- Renovations to Alief Community Park
- Expand or build new building for Henington-Alief library
Super Neighborhood information
Web site address: http://aliefsuperneighborhood.org/al/
SN Meeting times and locations:
Meetings are held 7:00 PM on the Fourth Tuesday of each month at:
12330 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
Alief Super Neighborhood Council
PO Box 1098
Alief, Texas 77411-1098
Anne Williams - ASN Council Member - 281.498.5018