Bel Air

Bel Air Territory

Bel Air is a luxury neighborhood located in the Westside about 12 miles west of downtown L.A. The gated community features dazzling mansions and sprawling estates. About 7,700 people live within Bel Air.

Founded and established by farmer Alphonzo Bell in 1923, Bel Air, or “beautiful appearance,” has been home to countless celebrities, athletes, and affluent citizens over the years. The neighborhood, along with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills, completes the Platinum Triangle. Numerous TV shows and films have been filmed in Bel Air or said to have taken place within the community, including “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Within Bel Air, residents can view the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden and the American Jewish University. The Bel-Air Country Club and Hotel Bel-Air, featuring restaurant Wolfgang Puck, are also located within its boundaries. The Stone Canyon reservoir is in the northeastern part of the neighborhood.

Two public schools are nearby: Roscomare Road Elementary School and Community Magnet Charter Elementary School. Warner Avenue Elementary School is also zoned into Bel Air, and Emerson Middle School and University High School are within attendance distance.

Five private schools are also within reach: Marymount High School, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School/Milken Community Schools, John Thomas Dye School, the Mirman School, and Westland School.