Suburban Neighborhood in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County 90049, 90077

Sequestered by the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains and tucked between Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard, Bel Air is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Los Angeles. With famed television shows and movies such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Strangers When We Meet,” Bel Air is heralded by popular culture as an exclusive enclave for celebrities and eminent billionaires. Residents enjoy a gated lifestyle with luxurious homes and privacy, various trails and outdoor opportunities amid the Santa Monica Mountains, premier entertainment destinations along the Pacific Coast and the quintessential California sunshine.

Moraga Estate Vineyard showcases its natural beauty in Bel Air.


Distinguished estates dot the hillsides of Bel Air.

Known for the architectural grandeur of the residences enveloped by the hillsides, Bel Air is home to some of the most expensive and well-known estates in the world, including the opulent French manor Chateau des Fleurs that sprawls over 10 acres, The One, a modern mansion over 100,000 square feet sold for $141 million, and the 1930s neoclassical-style Casa Encantada, which was twice sold at record high prices and is currently listed at $195 million.

The lot sizes are between a half-acre and over 5 acres, with elaborate architectural designs that range from classical Greek Revivals, Italianate and French Influence to English Tudor Revivals, Mediterranean Revivals and contemporary styles. Properties between $5 million and $10 million typically go from 5,000 square feet to under 10,000 square feet, with many built after the 1950s to the present day. Smaller cottages, midcentury modern and ranch styles may fetch between $1 million and $5 million. Due to the area’s geographical locale, area homes may be under wildfire and earthquake risks, and homebuyers are recommended to purchase home insurance.