Bel Air Homes for Sale
Bel Air is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in L.A. With its multimillion-dollar mansions that are without a doubt considered to be some of today’s architectural masterpieces and its extensive list of high-profile residents, it’s no wonder why it has always been part of celebrity home tours in Los Angeles.
With its colorful history and strong cultural relevance, Bel Air continues to inspire and fascinate and it remains one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Southern California.
Located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles’ Westside, this exclusive enclave that’s composed mainly of single-family homes used to be a gated community until the early 1920s when it was made more accessible. Bel Air is usually divided into three neighborhoods: Upper Bel Air, East Gate Old Bel Air, and West Gate Bel Air.
What makes Bel Air one of the most desirable places to live in Los Angeles is its proximity to Sunset Boulevard, which can easily be accessed through the West Gate. Here you can find a wide variety of shops and restaurants lined behind the iconic stretch of tall palm trees that stretch down the boulevard. Bel Air is also less than 20 minutes away from the boulevard’s most popular segment, Sunset Strip, where everyone from the rich and famous to tourists hang out, shop, dine, and mingle. Venice Beach and Santa Monica State Beach, where you can enjoy L.A.’s famous sunset and beach/surf lifestyle, are also no more than a short drive away.
You’ll also find the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden here in Bel Air. Built during the post-World War II period, it is considered a historical and national landmark. The garden’s design was inspired by the beautifully manicured gardens in Kyoto, Japan and is funded and maintained through public and private partnerships in Los Angeles.