Bel Air is encompassed by a prestigious and well-known pocket of Los Angeles known as the Golden Triangle, including Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills. With palatial gates. Bel Air real estate is tucked along the foothills of a section of the Santa Monica Mountains on the north side and borders UCLA and Sunset Boulevard to the south. Bel Air is approximately 12 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, minutes from the 405 freeway and very close to the quaint Bel Air Hotel, yet it provides a feeling of serenity and ever sought-after escape from metropolitan life. Bel Air homes vary from original ranch style and modest one half stories to mansions with gorgeous views of the canyon and city lights. Some residences in the upper hill have breathtaking views of the Los Angeles Basin and Catalina Island.