Bel Air

Luxury suburb with masterpiece mansions situated behind famous gates. Discover Bel Air real estate and more by reading our neighborhood guide.

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Welcome to Bel Air

Luxury suburb with masterpiece mansions situated behind famous gates

Bel Air is a luxury suburb nestled just off Sunset Boulevard in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills. Two historic access gates open to a glittering enclave of lavish gated estates on winding roads. Bel Air is home to the famous Hotel Bel-Air and Bel Air Country Club. The community has an opt-in Bel Air Homeowners Association, which includes security patrol services. Located around 12 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles, Bel Air has been home to many of the entertainment industry’s elite since the community was created in the 1920s.

The East Gate is the more prominent of Bel Air’s two entrances. The historic estates directly adjacent to the East Gate were originally built for some of the most legendary figures in Hollywood history. Masterpiece mansions showcase a diverse range of styles as you move to Bel Air’s West Gate. Homes in Bel Air represent some of the finest luxury real estate available anywhere in the world.

What to Love

  • Luxury suburb behind historic gates
  • Masterpiece mansions in diverse styles
  • Glittering history of celebrity residents
  • Prestigious Bel Air Country Club

Bel Air Real Estate

Legendary verdant landscapes and lavish estates ranging from palatial mansions to refined ranch style properties make Bel Air one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the world. Search for homes for sale in Bel Air, and it's not uncommon to come across listing prices numbering in the multi-millions. The most expensive estates may not even be findable in most real estate databases. Oftentimes, the wealthy elite will work with an established Bel Air realtor to gain privileged information about the most exclusive listings on the market.
 

Bel Air Luxury Homes

Bel Air's luxury homes redefine extravagance, offering architectural marvels that range from modernist wonders to classic mansions. These residences often feature breathtaking panoramic views, meticulously landscaped gardens, and an array of amenities that include home theaters, wine cellars, and smart home technology.
 
Privacy and security are paramount in Bel Air, with gated communities and private entrances ensuring a discreet lifestyle. Celebrities and notable figures are drawn to its exclusive neighborhoods, and residents enjoy proximity to Beverly Hills' world-class offerings. In Bel Air, luxury isn't just about the homes; it's about a way of life where dreams become reality, boundaries of opulence are pushed, and discerning homeowners find their own piece of paradise high in the hills of Los Angeles.
 

People & Lifestyle

Bel Air has been home to a glittering list of superstar names ever since the construction of its grand estates first began in the early 1920s. Past residents of Bel Air included Alfred Hitchcock, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and countless other A-list names from the worlds of film and music. Bel Air’s magnificent residences, impeccable privacy, convenient Westside LA location, and majestic mountain backdrop have all ensured this glamorous community remains high on the list of Los Angeles’ most desirable real estate markets.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The luxurious, five-star Hotel Bel-Air has been an icon of Hollywood glamour since it opened in 1946. The Bel Air Hotel’s glittering list of guests is a who’s who of the Hollywood elite. Marilyn Monroe’s last Vogue photoshoot took place at the Hotel Bel-Air, and Grace Kelly visited the hotel so often that a suite has been named in her honor. Surrounded by 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this vintage boutique hotel remains one of the most popular accommodation choices for world-famous entertainers and visiting heads of state. The hotel’s gardens feature more than 4,000 plants and 483 specimen trees, along with a romantic lake known for its elegant white swans.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air opens from breakfast through dinner for sublime meals crafted by one of California’s most celebrated chefs and restaurateurs. While Wolfgang Puck’s menu of Mediterranean and Californian fusion cuisine changes with the seasons, the hotel’s famous tortilla soup has remained a fixture on the menu since 1980. Other Hotel Bel-Air amenities include rejuvenating spa treatments and beautiful swimming pools.

Things to Do

Bel Air Country Club counts among its members such famous names as Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, and Tom Cruise. The country club’s centerpiece 18-hole golf course winds between Bel Air’s mansions and canyons, providing some of the most captivating play of any of Los Angeles’ numerous exclusive country clubs. The course was originally designed by George Thomas and William Bell in the 1920s, and many other famed golf course architects have retouched the course in the years since. Tom Doak’s masterful 2018 reimagining of the course ensures it will remain a landmark befitting its exclusive setting for many years to come.

Schools

Bel Air is served by the Los Angeles Unified school district.

  • John Thomas Dye School, Private, K-6.
  • Harvard Westlake, Private, 7-12.
  • Marymount High School, Private, Roman Catholic, Girls, 9-12.

Overview for Bel Air, CA

25,730 people live in Bel Air, where the median age is 48.8 and the average individual income is $69,478.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,730

Total Population

48.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$69,478.98

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Bel Air, CA

Bel Air has 4,937 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bel Air do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,730 people call Bel Air home. The population density is 2,634.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,730

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

48.8

Median Age

45.03 / 54.97%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,937

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$69,478.98

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Bel Air, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Bel Air. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
John Thomas Dye School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Marymount High School Los Angeles
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Community Magnet Charter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Roscomare Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
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