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Bel Air is a Los Angeles neighborhood nestled into the hills above Sunset across from UCLA. The area was founded in around 1923 when Lorenzo E Bell Sr. purchased and eventually subdivided his property creating many lots and developments. Today there are many home styles including Colonial, Modern, Ranch, Contemporary, Mid Century, Mediterranean, French Country, etc. There are many price ranges from $1,000,000 to $100,000,000.00+.Bel Air is situated in an ideal location close to so many communities in Los Angeles. Brentwood, Westwood, Holmby Hills, The Wilshire Corridor, Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Post office, Hollywood Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, Encino, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, are all very close by. Together with Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills, Bel Air completes the “platinum Triangle” a name given to these neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Bel Air is known for its winding roads and the gates that allow entry to many of the homes. Nature abounds, there is a reservoir in the middle giving many homes a view of the water and hills. Much of the Bel Air Real Estate has striking views of Los Angeles.
The Upper portion of Bel Air travels East and West accessing many private schools, museums, freeways, and other neighborhoods by traversing through canyons. Private schools like John Thomas Dye, American Jewish University, Marymount high school, Stephen S. Wise k-12 and elementary, Milliken, Westland School, are just a few to name. The Skirball and Getty museums are close by. You can quickly reach downtown L.A by driving along Mulholland Dr. The San Fernando Valley is just a canyon away. In the Center of Bel Air is the beautiful Bel Air Country Club opened in 1927.
You can enter Bel Air through many streets. There is a main Bel Air East Gate at Beverly Glen and Sunset known as Old Bel Air, and a Bel Air West Gate at Bellagio and Sunset. Upper Bel Air can be accessed through Mulholland and Roscomare and many side streets.
Lower Bel Air has some of Los Angeles luxurious homes and real estate. There are many architectural homes in Bel Air. Some of Los Angeles most luxurious estates are in Bel Air. It is not unusual in lower Bel Air to see prices over 10 million. If you are thinking of buying a home in Los Angeles, Bel Air is the perfect location. Tucked away in the beauty of nature, charming, yet close to everything West Side Los Angeles has to offer. Local Schools include Roscomare Elementary at 2325 Roscomare Rd and Community Magnet Charter Elementary school at 11201 Bellagio Rd.
Many celebrities choose to live in Bel Air because of privacy yet being so close to so many other communities. Ronald Regan, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, Meg Ryan, Chris Paul, Alfred Hitchcock, Elon Musk, Elizabeth Taylor, Joni Mitchell have all lived here. The Bel Air Hotel near lower Bel Air is one of the most luxurious and charming hotels Los Angeles has to offer.
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