Providing the areas most exclusive living, Bel Air is home to many of Los Angeles' most esteemed and private residences. Extending deep into the hills above Sunset Blvd., Bel Air and its magnificent properties provide unparalleled privacy for its residents. Many of Bel Air's residential construction rest on large estates rarely found elsewhere in Los Angeles.
Multi-family housing is not permitted and ordinances regarding architectural styles, landscaping, and lot sizes exist to preserve Bel Air. Although no one is necessarily banned from entering on foot, most of Bel Air lacks residential sidewalks (unlike Beverly Hills) to discourage the public from walking around the community. Bel Air is also patrolled by local security companies.
To the south of Bel Air, lies the prestigious Holmby Hills. Home to the world famous Playboy Mansion, Holmby Hills' history stems from its developer, Arthur Letts, Sr., who envisioned a neighborhood of grand estates. Today, Holmby Hills is home to many famous celebrities whom enjoy the large landscapes (up to four acres) that surround the architecturally diverse mansions that compose the elegant neighborhood.