One of the most internationally recognized area names in Los Angeles, Bel Air boasts some of the finest real estate and attractions in the city. The impressive neighborhood is comprised of just over six square miles of well-manicured, tree-lined streets in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. One of the most coveted areas in Southern California, Bel Air attracts well-educated people with the highest median income level in Los Angeles.

Bel Air lies across Sunset Boulevard and is nestled between the cities of Brentwood and Beverly Crest. The unique location and grand entrance gates provide a high level of privacy for its high-profile residents. The city encompasses the three distinct sections of Upper Bel Air, East Gate Old Bel Air, and West Gate Bel Air. Each area is noted for its pristine estate homes. Located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, the topography is generally gently rolling, and the foliage is lush. 

Bel Air is home to the Bel-Air Country Club — a desirable social club, with well-maintained tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. It is also home to the historic Hotel Bel-Air. The boutique luxury hotel is known for its notable guests and for acting as the setting of Marilyn Monroe’s last Vogue photo shoot. Bel Air is also located just north of the main campus of the University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA. Along with Holmby Hills and Beverly Hills, Bel Air is part of the “Platinum Triangle” — a residential area noted for its prosperity. 

Bel Air real estate is renowned for its breathtaking estate homes located on comparatively large lots. The city’s unique location in the foothills provides a magnificent backdrop for the homes, and the picturesque, tree-lined streets are postcard-worthy. It’s no surprise that Bel Air attracts celebrities, athletes, and other affluent individuals. The close-knit community is an oasis in the bustling larger metropolis of LA. For commuters, Bel Air is situated just 12 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles.