Welcome to Bel-Air
Lavish, private, and grand estates in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains
Bel-Air, California is primarily a residential community in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains tucked between the glamorous neighborhoods of Brentwood and Beverly Hills. It is an affluent area that is home to elegant mansions and high-profile residents in a secluded setting and a gated community that offers complete privacy in paradise. This coveted suburb of Los Angeles is 10-miles from the beaches of Santa Monica and 18-miles from downtown Los Angeles.
The exclusive suburb, nestled in the hills above bustling Los Angeles, has spectacular views, especially at sunset. With perfect weather year-round, locals enjoy outdoor activities such as playing golf, tennis, surfing, cycling, or hiking. The entertainment and dining hotspots of Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles are just a short distance away.
What to Love
- Expansive properties with luxurious mansions
- A gated community that ensures privacy and serenity
- Nearby shopping on Rodeo Drive for posh designer brands
- Access to exclusive golf and social clubs
Bel-Air is a private and upscale neighborhood in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains and minutes from the beach, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and downtown Los Angeles. Prominent residents enjoy the exclusivity of living on large estates in this luxurious gated community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bel-Air has a small handful of dining options within the community, but they are world-renowned and a delight to eat at. Nothing says posh and elegance more than the Bel-Air Hotel in the hills of Bel-Air. It is much more than a hotel, a place where locals can socialize and dine at the famed Wolfgang Puck restaurant and sample dishes that use the finest ingredients blending flavors of Californian fare with Mediterranean tastes. At the Bel-Air Country Club, members and their guests can enjoy a meal at the Grill Room or the Bel-Air Room.
Bite into the most delicious Italian cuisine that blends both traditional and contemporary flavors at Il Segreto Ristorante. Sushi lovers enjoy eating upscale sushi and Japanese food by award-winning chefs at SHU, Sushi House Unico. They promise a unique dining experience adding a touch of Italian to the elevated Japanese dishes.
For a quick bite to eat, the Shack in the Back is a casual spot to grab a coffee, pastries, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and salads. Less than a few miles away, the long list of elegant dining options expands greatly with restaurants in Beverly Hills, Century City, and West Hollywood.
Premier shopping can be found at the Westfield Century City Mall which has several high-end retail stores to browse. Or shop the swanky stores lining the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, home to the most upscale designer brands in the world.
Things to Do
Bel-Air is a beautiful section of Southern California exuding luxury on large private estates. Residents enjoy several outdoor activities due to the ideal climate and the number of sunny days per year. Holmby Park is a beautiful oasis in Holmby Hills that has been a local favorite for years with celebrities and even former President Ronald Reagan being frequent visitors. The biggest attraction in the park is the Lawn Bowling Club in addition to a playground, picnic areas, a walking path, and the Armand Hammer Golf Course.
At the Bel-Air Country Club, members and their guests have access to many amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, excellent dining, and social events. For those wanting to relax and indulge in a little pampering, the spa at The Hotel Bel-Air is the perfect spot.
Locals seeking an active lifestyle have numerous trails to hike with the Getty View Trail, Franklin Canyon, and Coldwater Canyon Park being the most popular. For a cultural day out, the stunning white Getty Center Museum up on the hill is striking for its architecture, art, and manicured gardens. The views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean are incredible from there too.
- Roscomare Road Elementary
- John Thomas Dye School
- Marymount High School Los Angeles
- Harvard West Lake High School