For shopping malls, Alief boasts the biggest Asian indoor mall in the southeastern United States, the Hong Kong City Mall. Home to numerous restaurants and cafes, the mall features intricate Asian architecture, gardens, fountains, and a huge parking lot. Just a few miles east of Hong Kong City Mall, Harwin Outlet Mall features a wide variety of stores offering deep discounts for shoppers.
For natural color and a personal touch, head to Flowers by Adela, south of Alief. The family-owned and -operated shop sells floral arrangements and gifts.
Groceries can be found at many of Alief's smaller shops and local grocers, as well as chains, including Food Town, Foodarama, and Walmart. Stock up on Asian produce at My Hoa Food Market on Synott Road, south of Bellaire Boulevard. Farmers Market at Imperial can be found in Sugar Land, just south of Alief. The market opens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provides customers with fresh produce and live music.
The City of Houston operates and maintains parks in Alief. The 37.3-acre Alief Park features a well-equipped natural playground and the opportunity to retreat from urban living. Visit the park, located on Bellaire Boulevard, for its swimming pool, wading pool, bath house and locker room, four lighted tennis courts, two lighted baseball fields, two playgrounds, soccer field, multi-use pavilion, picnic area, hiking and biking trail, and community center.
Hackberry Park on Dairy Ashford Road provides visitors with a playground, outdoor pavilion, a community center, and a single-loop trail for walking, running, and dog walking. Visit the community center for activities like aerobics, kickboxing, and Zumba.
Harris County also operates parks in Alief. At the 11 acre Alief-Almity Park, you can take advantage of a 17-mile trail, pavilion, covered basketball court, two playgrounds, horseshoe courts, volleyball court, picnic tables, and barbecue grills.
At the 175-acre Arthur Storey Park, you'll find an exercise station for adults and children, a gazebo, picnic area, playground, pond, walking trail, and Tai Chi Court. Leashed pets are allowed in the park.
Your pet will also be welcome at the 46-acre Mike Driscoll Park, with its picnic tables, playground, and asphalt walking trail. Attend events held in Alief's parks during the year, such as the Lunar New Year annual event in February at Alief-Almity Park.
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