One of the world's most affluent and best-known residential communities, forming the "Platinum Triangle" along with Holmby Hills and Beverly Hills.
Nestled between many winding roads, Bel Air is home to multi-million dollar mansions on large lots, many of which are hidden behind shrubbery and gates for privacy. You may notice that all the streets in Bel Air have Italian names, and there’s a reason for that. In 1923, founder Alphonzo Bell got rich by striking oil and purchased the land, soon beginning to divide and sell some of the areas in order to start a new town. His wife was responsible for titling the roads and integrated her admiration for Italy.
Real Estate Insights:
Though at Bel Air luxury real estate the median home price lies at around $2 million, it’s not uncommon for estates to sell for $50 million or more. There are fewer than 8,000 people residing in the six square miles of Bel-Air California real estate--the low density a testament to the vastness of the houses and spaciousness of the properties. This exclusivity also allows for an air of tranquility and discreetness to permeate the neighborhood.
Parks & Nature:
Stone Canyon Reservoir Park
Westwood Village (premiere shopping, offices)
Beverly Glenn Park
The Hotel Bel-Air (five-star ranking from Forbes and AAA)
The Bel-Air Country Club (private)
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, upscale American dining from Celebrity Chef of which the restaurant is named after.
Vibranto Grill Jazz on Beverly Glen Boulevard is owned by jazz icon Herb Alpert. This chic New American venue brings big-name live jazz bands close to home for Bel Air residents.
The Polo Lounge is just minutes away on Sunset Boulevard. This art deco eatery offers refined Californian cuisine set in a hip hotel and is a local hotspot on Sundays for brunch.
Nic’s in Beverly Hills is only minutes away and will bring you back to the era of prohibition in this upscale martini lounge. This classy, chic lounge provides exceptional entertainment with delectable dining and outstanding live bands.
The luxurious Hotel Bel-Air is a Spanish monastery-style hotel built in 1922 and is a charming get-away close to home in Bel-Air. Enjoy a revered experience at The Bar in the Hotel Bel-Air’s and explore their extensive mixology and culinary menus.
As Bel Air is a quieter residential neighborhood, a plethora of nightlife attractions are located in the near by neighborhoods of Westwood, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
University of California Los Angeles (public university)
The John Thomas Dye School (private, K - 6)
Community Magnet Charter School (public, K - 5)
Roscomare Road Elementary School (public, K - 5)
Marymount High School (private, 9 - 12 )
The American Jewish University (independent, private university