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Bel Air

Bel Air is a small, affluent residential community in the hills of the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. Together with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills it forms the Platinum Triangle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Situated at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, the prestigious community of Bel Air has been one of the finest places to reside for almost a century. Bel Air was founded in the 1920s by Alphonzo Bell, a successful farmer who reaped an unexpected harvest when his earth produced oil.

The historic and upscale community of Bel Air is among the most distinguished neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. It is one of the three communities that make up the highly prized Platinum Triangle – together with neighboring Holmby Hills and Beverly Hills, this region presents arguably one of the most extensive selections of luxury properties in all of Southern California.

A haven for the city’s most affluent and influential residents, Bel Air features an unmatched degree of privacy and impeccably manicured surroundings, and a range of attractive real estate offerings.

Bel Air is best known for its two iconic main gates on Sunset Boulevard. The West Gate is located at Bellagio Road and Sunset Boulevard, opposite an entrance to UCLA. The East Gate is located near the intersection of Beverly Glen Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.

Bel Air contains three distinct regions: East Gate or “Old” Bel Air, West Gate Bel Air, and Upper Bel Air. Generally, the largest parcels and estates are located in lower Bel Air which is comprised of the East Gate and West Gate regions near Sunset Boulevard. Properties tend to be more modest in Upper Bel Air. Upper Bel Air additionally contains the sub-communities Bel Air Crest, Bel Air Ridge, Stone Ridge Estates and Bel Air Glen. Bel Air Crest, Moraga Estates, and Stone Ridge Estates are the only guard-gated communities in Bel Air.


Bel Air Quick Facts:

  • Population of approximately 8,000 people
  • 10 square miles in size
  • Represented by ZIP code 90077
  • Split into Upper Bel Air and Lower Bel Air districts
  • Bordered to the west by Brentwood, to the south by Westwood, to the east by Beverly Hills Post Office and to the north by Sherman Oaks and the Santa Monica foothills