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Bel Air

A Community in the Hills

If a secluded area, where there is ample peace and quiet, is what you are looking for, look no further than Bel Air Estates. Bel Air homes are hidden behind dense vegetation and secure, private gates.

The north side borders the University of California, Los Angeles campus and the city of Brentwood and is tucked behind the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The city is part of the “Platinum Triangle,” which refers to the affluence of the neighboring cities, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills, and Bel Air, itself.

Bel Air is one of the richest communities in the world and is divided into 3 distinct neighborhoods. They include the Upper Bel Air, the West Gate Bel Air and the East Gate Old Bel Air.

According to the 2000 Census, 7,691 people call the city home.

Bel Air is conveniently located approximately 12 miles from Downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible to the 405 freeway.

The 6.37 square mile city features great schools, both public and private, the American Jewish University, world class shopping, and the exclusive and well-known Bel Air Country Club and Hotel Bel Air.

The median income is $207, 938, while an average home listing in the area is between $5 million- $6 million. The style of homes ranges from modern ranch style houses to large mega mansions.

The city has been the backdrop for many famous television shows and movies, including the Beverly Hillbillies, Get Shorty, and The Rockford files. A fun fact to know is although the show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was set in Bel Air the exterior shots were all filmed in the neighboring city ofBrentwood. Many notable icons have also lived in the city including President Ronald Regan, Alfred Hitchcock, Jennifer Aniston, Elon Musk, and basketball player Wilt Chamberlain.

Home Values

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,124,500. Bel Air home values have declined -3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.0% within the next year.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Bel Air 4.5 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). This is greater than the Los Angeles value of 2.1 and also greater than the national value of 3.2