Alief is a community in Harris County, Texas. It is part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area, and is mostly within the Houston city limits. Some parts of the community is in unincorporated Harris County as well. It has a total area of 36.6 square miles. The community was established in the late nineteenth century, and given the name Alief in 1917. The community remained primarily agricultural till the 1970s. Houston began annexing the community in 1977, which continued into the next decade.
Public education is administered by the Alief Independent School District, under which are 24 elementary schools, six intermediate schools and a number of high schools. There are also charter schools and private schools in the district. The closest hospital is West Houston Medical Center on West Houston Center Blvd. The community also has a number of parks and recreational areas. Cultural events include the Lunar New Year Festival and the International Parade. The cost of living here 1.10% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 47 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 95.