Super Neighborhood 25 - Alief
DATE RECOGNIZED: 06.22.2000
COUNCIL DISTRICT: F, J
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Southwest
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Barbara Quattro, President
4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Monthly
9511 Cook Rd
at Huntington Village Club House
Meeting Virtually at this time
LOCATION: 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.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTON AND HISTORY: 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.
- 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.
CIVIC CLUBS: (Updated 0/06/2023)
|•||Alief Community Association, Inc||web site|
|•||Leawood West Home Owners Association|
|•||Meadow Village Homeowners Association|
|•||Alief Community Park||11903 Bellaire||77072|
|•||Boone Road Park||7700 Boone||77072|
|•||Hackberry Park||7777 S. Dairy Ashford||77072|
|•||Harwin Park||11305 Harwin||77072|