Bel Air Crest

Is a quaint and affluent residential community in the hills of the Westside of the city of Los  Angeles. Thus, together with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills it forms the Platinum Triangle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.  Bel Air is located approximately 12 miles west of  downtown Los Angeles and includes some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.  It boundaries the north side of UCLA along Sunset Boulevard.  At the core of the community sits  the Bel-Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air.

In addition, it is bordered by Brentwood on the west and southwest, Westwood on the south, Beverly Hills Post Office on the east, and Sherman Oaks on the north.   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 were assembled here.  In addition, there are 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 excavations in Ventura County and the foot of Mt. Baldy, northeast of Los Angeles.

There has also been notable television shows filmed in this community if you are old enough to remember.  The exterior shots for the Beverly Hillbillies, The Rockford Files episodes. The television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was set in the neighborhood.  Also, The Bel Air Film Festival, first held in 2008. It’s an annual international film festival held in Bel Air and the
Los Angeles area.