Welcome to Bel-Air
Cradled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, this secluded community is famed for its influential residents, vibrant history and magnificent estates
Bel-Air rests stylishly in the Santa Monica Mountains with many residences featuring panoramic vistas that spread from the Pacific Ocean east to the glittering dynamism of Downtown Los Angeles. With a rural setting, Bel-Air appeals to the outdoorsman in every resident through its plethora of rolling green hills, signature trees and sprawling trails.
A low population density has kept this enclave exclusive despite the city’s growth, and Bel-Air residents have benefited greatly from the intentional conservation of personal space. Massive homes dwarfed by even more massive trees perch as exemplars of sprawling grandiosity. Bel-Air’s affluence is world-famous, and outside admirers are apt to look upon its two towering stone entrances with a sense of awe.
Featuring some of the most expensive real estate in the world, stepping foot onto one of this community’s commanding properties is akin to stepping into a fairytale, framed by astonishing architectural excellence, dreamy landscaping and the highest-quality amenities. Styles are custom and architecture flows seamlessly from resplendent Spanish Colonials to immaculate contemporary and Mediterranean residences.
What to Love
- Panoramic views of the surrounding nature, the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Bay, Catalina Island and Downtown Los Angeles
- Absolute privacy: gated entrances to the community, private gated entrances to many estates
- Room to breathe and unwind away from the LA’s buzzy energy
- Access to expansive green spaces and hiking trails steps from home
Homes in Bel-Air offer a chance for daily resort living, and because of this, residents don’t need to travel far to have every luxury they desire. Long, winding driveways enhance the elevated sense of privacy, and spacious lots keep each house feeling like its own separate island. One of the city’s most residential communities, Bel-Air’s relaxed, serene atmosphere is one of its highly coveted features.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bel-Air might be a residential neighborhood, but it’s close to the bevy of Los Angeles’ commercial delights. For instance, Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills is a mere 20 minutes away and ready to cater to elite fashionistas with its selection of premiere brands.
The neighborhood also boasts Los Angeles landmarks, such as the Hotel Bel-Air. At 12-acres, this rare and legendary five-star luxury hotel nestles within the bounds of the Bel-Air community. An ivy-wrapped, glowing entrance leads visitors into the hotel’s world of relaxed elegance and endless enchantments, including its resident swans, which glide daily around the hotel’s lake.
For unforgettable jazz performances, residents frequent Vibrato Grill Jazz, the creation of Grammy award-winning musician Herb Alpert. Jazz contemporaries light up the stage at the premiere dining and jazz spot, which offers an array of seasonal meals and libations guaranteed to satisfy any appetite.
Things to Do
Bel-Air might feel completely secluded from the outside world, but in truth, the neighborhood is just moments from many of the city’s top attractions. Expand your cultural horizons by exploring the art displays and educational offerings of The Getty, or find ceaseless thrills at the renowned Universal Studios Hollywood a mere 20 minutes away.
For at-home socialization and a quieter excursion, residents invariably head to the esteemed Bel-Air Country Club. The club’s 18-hole golf course of undulating, verdant fairways is private and available only to members and their guests.
Bel-Air is home to and minutes-close to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: