The Bel Air properties are just a short drive away from L.A. LIVE which is an entertainment complex in the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles: it is adjacent to Staples Center which the Lakers, Clippers and Kings play and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Dodger Stadium, occasionally called by the metonym Chavez Ravine, is a baseball park located in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, at Exposition Park. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, informally known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, is a Latin Church cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, and the Bel Air homes for sale are close to the The Mark Taper Forum is a 739-seat thrust stage at the Los Angeles Music Center designed by Welton Becket and Associates on the Bunker Hill section of Downtown Los Angeles. BanCorp REG® has always stood for easier and faster™ Bel Air Los Angeles real estate – view homes for sale in Bel Air Los Angeles where our local Bel Air Los Angeles Realtors offer a rare insider’s perspective into the market.
The Bel Air community is found within the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the schools located with the Bel Air residential market include Magnet Charter Elementary School and Roscomare Road Elementary School. Warner Avenue Elementary School in Westwood is the zoned elementary school serving the city of Bel Air, and the community is within the attendance boundaries of Emerson Middle School in Westwood and University High School in West Los Angeles. Bel Air previously housed the Bellagio Road Newcomer School, a third-eighth grade school for newly arrived immigrants. In 2002 in had 390 students from Russia, El Salvador, Armenia, China, Guatemala, Korea and other countries. This program was housed in the former Bellagio Road School. The private schools found in the Bel Air real estate market include Marymount High School, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, John Thomas Dye School and Westland School. In April 1983 an advisory committee of the LAUSD recommended closing eight LAUSD schools, including Bellagio Road School. The committee did not target Fairburn Avenue School in Westwood, as a way of allowing it to preserve its ethnic balance, and so it can take children from Bellagio Road in the event that it closed. In August 1983 the board publicly considered closing Bellagio, which had 240 students at the time. The school's enrollment had been decreasing. In May 1983 the board voted to keep the school open. In February 1984, after the composition of the board had changed, the board voted to close the Bellagio Road School.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services serves the Bel Air residential market and it lies within fifth city council district. It is located in the 90077 (Bel Air Estates and Beverly Glen) ZIP code, which is part of the city of Los Angeles. Stone Canyon Reservoir lies in the northeastern part of Bel Air. Established in 1994, it serves over 450,000 people. The Bel Air Association has been operational since 1942, dedicated to preserving the aesthetic appearance of the Bel Air real estate market. The Bel Air Association is located at the entrance of the East Gate of Bel Air at 100 Bel Air Road. The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden is located in Bel Air. It was inspired by the gardens of Kyoto. Many structures in the garden—the main gate, garden house, bridges, and shrine—were built in Japan and reassembled here. Antique stone carvings, water basins and lanterns, as well as the five-tiered Pagoda, and key symbolic rocks are also from Japan. Several hundred tons of local stones came from the quarries in Ventura and the foot of Mt. Baldy, northeast of Los Angeles.
Television shows and movies have been filmed in Bel Air, or are said to take place in the community. Exterior shots for the Beverly Hillbillies were shot in and around 750 Bel Air Road, built by Lynn Atkinson (and later sold to hotelier after Atkinson's wife refused to move into a house (she thought too ostentatious) After the exterior shooting was completed, the residents of that address forbade any more filming, as passers-by would wander onto the property and ask to see 'Granny'. Exterior scenes from movies such as Get Shorty have also been filmed in the area. Several episodes of the television show The Rockford Files were filmed in Bel Air. The Bel Air Festival, first held in 2008 is an annual international film festival held in Bel Air and the Los Angeles area. BanCorp REG® offers a rare insider’s perspective into Bel Air LA real estate – where our search for homes for sale in Bel Air LA is facilitated by market-savvy Bel Air LA Realtors.
Bel Air Real Estate Statistics: The 2000 U.S. census counted over 7,600 residents in the 6+ -square-mile Bel Air neighborhood, or over 1,200 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities for the city of Los Angeles and the county of Los Angeles. The city estimated that the population had increased to over 8,100. In 2000 the median age for residents was 46, which was high for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of residents aged 50 and older was among the county's highest. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was over $207,000, the highest figure for any subdivision or city in Los Angeles County. Renters occupied 14.5% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 85.5%. The average household size of 2.4 people was considered typical for Los Angeles. The 4.1% of families headed by single parents was considered low for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of married people in Bel Air were among the county's highest, 66.0% for men and 65.7% for women. There were 808 veterans, or 12.9% of the population. The Bel Air community was considered "not especially diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles, with a relatively high percentage of white people. The breakdown was whites, 83.0%; Asians, 8.2%; Latinos, 4.6%; blacks, 0.9%; and others, 3.2%. Iran (26.1%) and South Africa (8.2%) were the most common places of birth for the 24.1% of the residents who were born abroad—which was an average percentage for Los Angeles as a whole.