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About Bel Air

Bel Air is a residential community in Los Angeles that is best known for being home to celebrity actors, athletes, directors, ex-presidents, socialites, and designers. This neighborhood offers privacy and clean streets, and it is nestled between the adjoining neighborhoods of Brentwood and Beverly Crest. Bel Air also happens to be located across the street from the University of California Los Angeles, with Sunset Blvd. being the dividing street. Although Bel Air is almost twice the size of Beverly Hills, its population density is one of the lowest within the Los Angeles County. This neighborhood is often used as a location for photo shoots and filming television shows.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $879,000 to $295,000,000

Closed Prices: $649,000 to $37,000,000

Median Sale Price: $3,972,500

Average $ per sq ft: $1395

Association Fee Ranges: $595.5 to $930/mo, $0 to $970

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1926 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 981 to 32000000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 21 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 49 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Getting Around Bel Air

Around Bel Air

Although there are several entrances into this neighborhood, there are two main gates -- The East Gate and The West Gate. The most expensive homes are located towards the southeast end of Bel-Air, closer to Beverly Glen and Sunset Blvd. There you will find Bel-Air's largest estates, which span up to at least one acre per household. Security guards regularly patrol the area to ensure the neighborhood's safety. For more affordable Bel-Air properties, though still extremely expensive, head towards the western section of Bel-Air near Bel-Air Road, where you can find older 1960s style houses and mansions.

There are fine dining spots throughout the neighborhood with casual lunches costing way above the norm along Mulholland Drive. Although there aren't too many restaurants inside this neighborhood compared to those found in nearby towns, the few cuisines available are refined and top-notch. Head to Roscomare Road and feast on quality chicken tikka masala and coconut chicken curry, or admire a wonderful swan lake view while enjoying a delicate meal at a 5-star restaurant on Stone Canyon Road.

The inner streets of Bel-Air are often plastered with luxury and designer cars, beautiful people jogging along the sidewalks and the occasional stray paparazzo looking to catch a celebrity in person. Homes are usually protected with large trees and high fences covered by carefully trimmed bushes. Roads are flat and litter-free, and the canyons offer countless peek-a-boo views of Los Angeles. Don't be surprised if you happen to see a famous socialite cruising through the streets in their car.

Many residents drive out of their Bel-Air neighborhood to spend their Friday night elsewhere. Because Bel-AIr is so isolated from the rest of Los Angeles, the nightlife in this community is rather peaceful and serene, and the number of bars and lounges in the area is very limited. However, for a more laid back night time experience, head towards Sepulveda Blvd. and try out The Bel-Air, a local wine bar that features fine American cuisine. Another option to spruce up your Friday night is visiting the famous Hotel Bel-Air on Stone Canyon Road where you can relax by the lake or cuddle up by a fire pit with a loved one.

At the heart of Bel-Air is the Bel-Air Country Club located on Bellagio Road. This is where many residents retreat to play a few rounds of golf, take a couple laps around the swimming pool, or practice their backhand at the tennis courts. For those out-of-towners staying in Bel-Air, a great place to spend your Sunday is exploring the vast UCLA campus, where students often hold TED Talks, live musical performances, and exhibit their artwork.

Locals Love

  • Central access to main roads
  • Gated security patrolling the area
  • Privacy

Locals Don't Love

  • Expensive cost of living
  • Narrow roads

Neighborhood Reviews

2 Reviews

Bel Air is my favorite neighborhood in LA

Desiree L
Bel Air is beautiful and convenient. It is truly an oasis in LA, yet almost 20 minutes to so many other places ~ UCLA, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, the Valley...

The best!

John B
If you want to be in LA without the hustle and bustle, this is your paradise! Upscale but relaxing and close to many attractions around Los Angeles.
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