A favorite hideaway of stars (whose homes are generally out of sight behind security gates and heavy foliage), Bel Air is a purely residential neighborhood. Situated about 17 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, and including some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Bel Air borders the north side of UCLA along Sunset Boulevard. At the heart of the community sits the Bel Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air.
The Bel-Air Association, which has served the community since 1942, is dedicated to preserving the lifestyle and property values of this renowned residential community. Unlike Beverly Hills, Bel Air has no residential sidewalks in attempts to discourage the public from walking around the community. Bel Air is also patrolled by local security companies.
Bel Air is located in West Los Angeles. This area is a ten-minute drive from the renowned Santa Monica beaches and offers close proximity to a wealth of attractions including Topanga State Park, the Will Rogers State Historic Park, Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, the J. Paul Getty Museum, movie studios the University of California Los Angeles campus. You will find a mix of single-family homes in attractive neighborhoods as well as condominiums and townhomes. Major shopping malls, entertainment and cultural venues, health care facilities, lush parks, and private sports clubs are all a part of the suburban scene. Interstate 405 ensures quick commutes to metropolitan destinations.