One of the most exclusive communities in Los Angeles, Bel Air consists of large, beautiful homes on winding, hilly streets in the Santa Monica Mountains above Westwood and UCLA. A secluded area of custom homes, Bel Air is the home to some of Los Angeles' largest and most elegant estates.
The canyon roads of Bel Air bring one past beautifully maintained gardens outside homes with panoramic city views. Whether enjoying the cityscape below or the canyon views of trees, flowers and exquisite homes, one can certainly feel the privilege of living in this area. Bel Air consists of large, custom built single family homes in all architectural styles. There is practically no limit to the amount of money that could be spent on a home in this area.DRIVE TIMES:
Beverly Hills is a residential community surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. It is known for the luxurious homes of film and television personalities and contains many fashionable shops. "Rodeo Drive", one of the greatest shopping meccas in the world, is located in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills is an affluent neighborhood that offers an array of fine restaurants, luxurious hotels, famous art galleries, and a repertoire of world-renowned shops and boutiques. Many of the homes have a "wow" factor in size and beauty compounds. The city of Beverly Hills has some of the largest and most extravagant homes in Los Angeles and the nation.DRIVE TIMES:
Over the last decade this neighborhood has been quietly building its reputation and has become a truly wonderful place to make a home. It has quiet streets and well-maintained yards and houses as well as several public parks with abstract sculptures and fountains that are hidden from the main thoroughfares. Beverlywood is a tightly knit and welcoming community with a very active neighborhood association that takes great pride in their homes and are responsible for the area's increase in home value and desirability.
Beverlywood is just a stone's throw from Beverly Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, and Westwood. Cheviot Hills' Hill Crest Country Club and Rancho Golf Course. Just minutes from the Beverly Hills shopping and society mecca of Robertson Boulevard as well as La Cienega's "Restaurant Row" and nightlife. While you are just blocks from the electric, high powered areas of the city, the Beverlywood neighborhood itself is a quiet and relaxing oasis secluded in the hills in the center of the city of angels and is the perfect place to raise a family.
Brentwood is a community set in the foothills above and below Sunset Boulevard. An exclusive and affluent community, Brentwood is home to many executives and well-known personalities.
Bisected by Sunset Boulevard, Brentwood consists of very large homes to the north, many of them gated, and small to medium sized homes to the south along with high quality condominiums and apartments. The affluent neighborhood of Brentwood Park is one of large older estates. San Vicente Boulevard, the major shopping street in the area, boasts a beautiful grassy center divider lined with magnificent and rare coral trees and jogger's pathway.DRIVE TIMES:
Nestled quietly in rolling hills between Beverly Hills, Westwood, and West L.A., Cheviot Hills and its neighbor, Rancho Park, are two neighborhoods that offer the benefits of Westside living at affordable prices.
With its winding streets, abundance of trees, and hilly terrain, Cheviot Hills gives the distinct impression of suburban living in an urban area. Consisting of small to medium sized homes built mostly before 1950, it is a mature neighborhood that offers a feeling of solidity and serenity. The homes, which are predominantly single family, are built in a range of the more traditional California styles, from Spanish modern to California bungalow.
Rancho Park Recreation Area, run by the city of Los Angeles, features park land, sports fields, tennis, swimming, archery and golf.DRIVE TIMES:
Hancock Park is one of L.A.'s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. Located in the heart of the mid-Wilshire business district, this area consists mainly of large, luxurious estate homes, bungalows and Spanish style houses on quiet, tree-lined streets. Most of the homes have been beautifully renovated and brought back to their original elegance and glory. The homes, mostly from the early part of the century, are solidly built and offer very good value for their prices. Along Wilshire Boulevard can be found many new condominiums mixed in with large, modern office complexes.
Larchmont Village, Hancock Park's main shopping district, is known for its small town atmosphere. Offering small boutiques, restaurants and professional offices, it provides residents with all of their needs and gives the feeling of living in a small town in while the offerings of a major urban area lie only minutes away.
The Wilshire Country Club, with its 105 acre golf course and fine dining, and Los Angles Tennis Club are located in Hancock Park.DRIVE TIMES:
After years of serious decline, Hollywood is now undergoing rapid gentrification and revitalization with the goal of urban density in mind. The Hollywood and Highland complex includes the Dolby Theater,r which hosts the Academy Awards, has been a major catalyst for the redevelopment of the area. In addition, numerous fashionable bars, clubs, hotels, and retail businesses have opened on or near the boulevard, returning Hollywood to a center of nightlife in Los Angeles. New hi-rise buildings for condo and lease living provide a New York City feel with easy access to Metro Line and workability to stores, shops, gyms and theaters.DRIVE TIMES:
Just minutes away from the bustling central part of Hollywood are the numerous canyon neighborhoods of the Hollywood Hills. Consisting of a variety of wide streets and small meandering mountain and canyon roads with gorgeous, panoramic views.
The Hollywood Hills have a good variety of affordable homes as well as larger homes of individual style. This area is well known as the home of many famous Hollywood celebrities and business leaders. Due to its geography, the Hollywood Hills area is divided into many different size neighborhoods, from large, luxurious developments like Mount Olympus, Doheny Estates, Laurel Hills, and Outpost Estates, to smaller pocket neighborhoods consisting of just a few homes in a small canyon.
Many houses in the area have incredible views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean as well as secluded canyon settings. The area boasts wonderful accessibility to the movie studios in Hollywood and the valley as well as close proximity to downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.DRIVE TIMES:
Part of West Los Angeles' "Platinum Triangle," Holmby Hills is the epitome of Los Angeles wealth and luxury. Its central location to Hollywood and Beverly Hills, as well as being convenient to all areas west of the 405 freeway, have made this neighborhood desirable to the successful and select elite that have made Los Angeles famous.
The estates within the neighborhood are unparalleled in their size and elegance and one would be hard pressed to find better neighbors than Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Mansion, or the estate of the late, legendary television producer, Aaron Spelling, just to name a few. Although your neighbors are high profile, your neighborhood is sufficiently shrouded from public traffic. Hidden along the prestigious Sunset Boulevard, this magnificent neighborhood is the top of the line. It is the platinum lining for all the famous and fabulous homes of the city.DRIVE TIMES:
Feliz means "happy" in Spanish and it's an accurate name for such a pleasant and livable area of L.A. It's hard to be down when you're in walking distance of coffee shops, theaters, boutiques, and sidewalk cafes on Vermont Avenue, between Franklin and Hollywood, or the Hillhurst corridor between Los Feliz Boulevard and Prospect Avenue.
In a city where people feel like they spend more time in their cars then out, this neighborhood is a welcome relief. Aside from the plethora of entertainment options, Los Feliz is also home to some of Los Angeles' most tranquil neighborhoods and standing Spanish architecture.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo and the Greek Theatre.DRIVE TIMES:
The Miracle Mile consists of many older homes built originally in the 1920's. The area is a wonderful mixture of different styles of homes that include classic Spanish, Mediterranean, Country English, and Tudor, along with Traditional, Colonials and a variety of many other styles. The Miracle Mile District is located between Wilshire and Olympic Boulevards to the north and south. The area is bordered to the east and west by Fairfax Avenue and Crescent Heights Boulevard.
The area is rich with culture - the Los Angeles County Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits and Peterson Automobile Museum are in the Miracle Mile area. The business community is well established with the many office buildings located along the Wilshire Boulevard corridor.
The Miracle Mile District is a wonderful area for first time buyers, families and young professionals because of the excellent values available in the area and its convenient location to surrounding communities.
The streets are tree-lined and you can locate a diverse range of housing that include single family residences, duplexes, along with condominiums and apartments. It is truly and socially diverse, yet a quaint neighborhood.DRIVE TIMES:
Silver Lake is inhabited by a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups, but it is best known as an eclectic gathering of hipsters and the creative class. Silver Lake contains some of the most famous modernist architecture in North America, including Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, who both worked for Frank Lloyd Wright. Many opulent homes are sprinkled throughout the higher altitudes of the community's seven hills, however, small bungalows and mid-century homes can be found near Sunset Junction. The annual Sunset Junction Street Fair & weekly farmer's market celebrate the community's diversity.DRIVE TIMES:
Westwood is dominated by the influence of UCLA and its world class Medical Center. Not only does the University provide an atmosphere of intellectual endeavor, but it also offers superb musical and dramatic performances.
Adjacent to the University, Westwood Village bustles with shops, restaurants, movie theaters, the Westwood Playhouse, and a museum housing the Armand Hammer Collection of Art.
The Wilshire Corridor is a stretch of luxury condominiums with penthouses selling in the millions. The residential area north of Wilshire Blvd. has winding, hilly streets with mature trees and elegant traditional and Spanish homes built in the 1930's. Homes south of Wilshire Blvd. tend to be equally charming, while more modest in size and price.DRIVE TIMES:
West Hollywood is home to the legendary "Sunset Strip" - the 1.9 square miles of unparalleled nightlife, fine restaurants, world-class celebrity shopping and luxurious hotels & spas.
Situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills, homes range from discreet hideaways to art deco architectural wonders. Houses closer to Hollywood and south of Santa Monica tend to be small Spanish homes and California bungalows –were used for housing the railroad workers when the rail was being built in the 20's.DRIVE TIMES: