Bel Air is part of the Westside of Los Angeles (and one side of the ‘Platinum Triangle’ that also includes Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills). Once you get behind those security gates and tall hedges, Bel Air showcases its well-maintained real estate optimally. The neighborhood has been protected by the community from over development, thanks in large part to old zoning laws that date back to the 1920s. Even today, there are only three roads that lead into Bel Air, and virtually no foot traffic. While residents have to leave Bel Air to partake in the limitless amenities of Los Angeles, there is rarely any traffic. One of the distinct advantages to living in Bel Air is its proximity to the 405 freeway – important for those who want easy access to the airport, the 10 freeway, and/or the valley.