This wealthy area is located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is comprised of well-educated, high income, older, and married individuals. With one of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles, it also has the highest median yearly household incomes and one of the highest percentages of residents over 50 years old and one of the highest percentages of married couples in the city.
Bel Air was founded by Alphonzo Bell in 1923. Bell bought a ranch in Bel Air and then subdivided and developed the land into residential lots. He is also responsible for building the Bel-Air Beach Club and the Bel Air Country Club.