Residences range from relatively modest ranch-style houses, to very large gated mansions. Multi-family housing is not permitted and ordinances regarding architectural styles and lot sizes help to preserve the area. (these change, so double check before entering into a transaction). Most recent luxury sales include the $150M sale of the Chartwell Estate (aka Beverly Hillbillies Estate ) in 2019 by a media magnate.
Bel Air includes some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It lies across Sunset Boulevard from the northern edge of the main campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.
At the heart of the community sits the Bel-Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air.
The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden
The neighborhood is home to two parks: Holmby Park and De Neve Square Park. Holmby Park, includes two playgrounds, a nine-hole putting green called the Armand Hammer Golf Course, and a classic lawn bowling, home to the Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club started in 1927. It is located next to the Los Angeles Country Club.
Bel Air Country Club
Stone Canyon Reservoir
SCHOOLS (these change so double check before entering into a transaction):
Marymount High School, 10643 Sunset Boulevard
Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School/Milken Community Schools
John Thomas Dye School, K–6
American Jewish University
Harvard West-Lake School