Along the Southern border of the neighborhood across from UCLA, the two main entrances to Bel Air are the East Gate at Beverly Glen and the West Gate at Bellagio Way. The Upper Bel Air community extends to Mulholland in the North and Sepulveda in the West. The lavish residential sanctuary is a popular home to the city’s most elite.
At the heart of the community is the Bel-Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air. The hotel was originally built in 1922 as an estate planning office by Alphonzo Bell, an entrepreneur who founded the area. The course was open for golf way back in 1927. The structure was remodeled in 1946 and again in 1982 and is a popular club to the city’s A-listers.
The neighborhood is a part of the coveted, “three Bs,” that also includes Brentwood & Beverly Hills. It is the location of the largest and most expensive homes in Southern California.