Meyerland is a community in southwest Houston, outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8. Meyerland is named after the Meyer family, who bought and owned the land during the 1890’s. They were rice fields, accumulating over 6,000 acres. In 19955 developed a part of that into a subdivision for single family dwellings and that was the start of the community. Currently there are over 2,300 homes in Meyerland. The location makes it easily accessible to all areas of Houston. It’s nearby the Texas Medical Center, Downtown, Greenway Plaza and the Galleria. A lot of new and younger families are moving into the neighborhood, because of excellent schools, first-class shopping and prices ranging from low $100,000 to $1,000,000. One of the first-class shopping areas is Meyerland Plaza, which was opened in 1957. It’s a large outdoor shopping center. Meyerland is also the center of Houston’s Jewish community, being the home of the Jewish Community Center and several synagogues. Meyerland also has two city-operated parks, Meyerland Park and Godwin Park. The latter one has a Community Center that provides multiple sports facilities, such as a baseball diamond, a soccer field, a playground and a covered basketball court.