In 1955, one of Joseph Meyer’s sons, George Meyer, developed 1,200 acres of his father’s purchase into a subdivision for single family dwellings; in the spring of that year, Vice President Richard M. Nixon cut the ribbon for Meyerland’s grand opening.
In October, 1957, Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center opened with a celebration of “Around the Shopping World in 80 Acres,” featuring hot air balloon rides, and Little League Baseball was introduced to Meyerland Park.
Today, there are over 2,300 homes in Meyerland. Its location makes it accessible to all areas of Houston; it is close to the 610-Loop, the Texas Medical Center, downtown, Greenway Plaza, and the Galleria. Meyerland is highly regarded for its strong deed restrictions enforced by an active civic association and its solid real estate value.
Home prices range from the $140,000s upwards to under $1 million.