Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey
Just a mile north of Sunset Blvd. and all the way to Mullholland you will find the prestigious hillside community and cityBeverly Hills Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills! Beverly Hills is an extremely affluent city, surrounded by the City of Los Angeles. This fabulous area is noted for its luxurious culture and its famous residents, which include executives, foreign and domestic dignitaries, artists, and TV or film celebrities, as well as an apartment renting population. Beverly Hills is also the home to the famous upscale shopping district, Rodeo Drive and its neighbor streets.
Beverly Hills is one of the homes, in Southern California, of the most exclusive multi-million dollar estates, with every detail addressed to. The lifestyle is peaceful, yet exciting. A truly wonderful place to live in that pays attention to maintaining its reputation as one of the must-see areas in all of California. You truly don’t think of California without thinking of Beverly Hills!
Bel Air is one of the most beautiful, quiet, and affluent residential communities in the hills of the Westside of Los Angeles. Together with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills it forms the Platinum Triangle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Bel Air is situated about 12 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and includes some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It borders the north side of the UCLA campus along Sunset Boulevard. At the heart of this peaceful community sits the Bel Air Country Club and the wonderfully nestled Hotel Bel Air.
This beautiful community is bordered by Brentwood on the west and southwest, Westwood on the south, the Beverly Hills Post Office on the east, and Sherman Oaks on the north. Bel Air is home to numerous Hollywood celebrities and high-profile corporate executives.The Bel Air Association has been operational since 1942, dedicated to preserving the life-style and property-values of their residential community. The Bel Air Association is located at the entrance of the East Gate of Bel Air at 100 Bel Air Road.
Westwood is a neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside of Los Angeles, California, United States. It is the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Westwood is bordered by Brentwood on the west, Bel Air on the north, Century City and Beverly Hills on the east, and Santa Monica on the south.
Many of the area’s permanent residents are generally affluent, living in high-rise apartment buildings and in some of the most luxurious single-family houses in Los Angeles.
Single-family homes tend to be east and southeast of UCLA, particularly in the areas behind the LDS temple. Housing in the portion of the district bounded by Sepulveda, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Wilshire Boulevards is mostly low or medium-rise apartment buildings catering to upscale young professionals, as well as some UCLA students. Most UCLA students in Westwood, however, live in the hilly area of low-rise apartments between Veteran Avenue and the campus’s western boundary or South of Wilshire.
Brentwood is a fabulous, peaceful place on the Westside of Los Angeles. This lovely community is located minutes away from Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Westwood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air.
Brentwood, like nearby Santa Monica, has a temperate climate influenced by marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean. The southern district features underground springs which bubble up into a small creek along “the Gully” near the Brentwood Country Club, and in the “Indian Springs” portion of the University High School campus, formerly the site of a Native American Tongva village.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is named after the Christian saint, Monica. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Malibu to the north, Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the east, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast. Santa Monica is home to many Hollywood celebrities and executives and is a mixture of affluent single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, professionals, and students. The Census Bureau 2010 population for Santa Monica is 89,736.
Partly because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core and significant job growth and increased tourism.
The city of Santa Monica rests on a mostly flat slope that angles down towards Ocean Avenue and towards the south. High bluffs separate the north side of the city from the beaches.
Venice is a residential, commercial, and recreational beachfront neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County. Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town.
You haven’t seen it all until you’ve seen Venice! There is a sandy three-mile beach here, but that is not what attracts visitors. You go to Venice to shop and gawk. During the summer season and on weekends, there is street entertainment at every intersection along Ocean Front Walk. Street performers include instrumental musicians, singers, jugglers, acrobats, mimes, comics, magicians, prophets, fortune tellers, and other assorted entertainers. You will see people with tricolor hairdos, painted faces, weird tattoos, and outlandish clothing–or lack of it.
The Boardwalk is a virtual sidewalk circus, a walk ‘n’ rolling skin show. There are lots of funky shops, too, if you want to eat out of the ordinary or buy an unusual souvenir or T-shirt. There are courts for basketball, handball, shuffleboard and paddle tennis. Muscle Beach is a special area where fanatic bodybuilders pump iron in a public show of strength. The Venice Chamber of Commerce maintains an Event calendar while other sites contain historical information.
Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey is an affluent unincorporated seaside community and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California. A Westside locale, the population was 8,866 at the 2010 census. Fisherman’s Village offers a view of Marina del Rey’s dominant feature, the Marina, the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor with 19 marinas with capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats. The harbor, the Los Angeles Times said in 1997, is “perhaps the county’s most valuable resource”.
Prior to its development as a small craft harbor, the land occupied by Marina del Rey was a salt-marsh fed by fresh water from Ballona Creek, frequented by duck hunters and few others. Burton W. Chace, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, referred to the area as mud flats, though today the area would more properly be referred to as wetlands.