The Top 100 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in US by Forbes in 2013-Rank no.36-90077, Los Angeles, CA
Estimated zip code population in 2011: 8,571
Zip code population in 2010: 9,377
Zip code population in 2000: 10,465
Bel Air (sometimes incorrectly hyphenated as Bel-Air) is a small, affluent residential community in the hills of the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. Together with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills it forms the Platinum Triangle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Bel Air is situated about 12 miles (19 km) west of downtown Los Angeles and includes some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It borders the north side of UCLA along Sunset Boulevard. At the heart of the community sits the Bel-Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air. The community was founded in 1923 by Alphonzo E. Bell, Sr.
It is bordered by Brentwood on the west and southwest, Westwood on the south, Beverly Hills Post Office on the east, and Sherman Oaks on the north. The Bel Air Association has been operational since 1942, dedicated to preserving the aesthetic appearance of the residential community. The Bel Air Association is located at the entrance of the East Gate of Bel Air at 100 Bel Air Road.
Residences in Bel Air tend to be hidden from the winding roads of the community. Residences range from relatively modest ranch-style houses, to large mansions. In general, the higher up the mountain, the smaller the building lots, and more modest the houses. Multi-family housing is not permitted and ordinances regarding architectural styles and lot sizes help to preserve the area.
The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden is located in Bel Air . It was inspired by the gardens of Kyoto. Many structures in the garden – the main gate, garden house, bridges, and shrine – were built in Japan and reassembled here. Antique stone carvings, water basins and lanterns, as well as the five-tieredpagoda, and key symbolic rocks are also from Japan. Several hundred tons of local stones came from the quarries in Ventura County and the foot of Mt. Baldy, northeast of Los Angeles.
Television shows and movies have been filmed in Bel Air, or are said to take place in the community. Exterior shots for the Beverly Hillbillies were shot in and around 750 Bel Air Road, built by Lynn Atkinson (and later sold to hotelier Arnold Kirkeby after Atkinson’s wife refused to move into a house she thought too ostentatious) After the exterior shooting was completed, the residents of that address forbade any more filming, as passers-by would wander onto the property and ask to see ‘Granny’. Exterior scenes from movies such as Get Shorty have also been filmed in the area. Several episodes of the television show The Rockford Files were filmed in Bel Air. The television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was set in the neighborhood although the exterior shots used were filmed in nearby Brentwood. The Bel Air Film Festival, first held in 2008, is an annual international film festival held in Bel Air and the Los Angeles area.
Houses and condos: 3,733
Renter-occupied apartments: 267
% of renters here: 8%
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 90077: 129.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Land area: 7.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,169 people per square mile
Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code: 1.0% ($9,709)
California: 0.8% ($2,907)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $10,001 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $5,668 (0.6%)
Zip code 90077 compared to state average:
Median household income significantly above state average.
Median house value significantly above state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age significantly above state average.
Renting percentage significantly below state average.
Number of rooms per house above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher significantly above state average.
100% urban population.
Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $1,000,001
Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:
Housing units in zip code 90077 with a mortgage: 2,313 (145 second mortgage, 756 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 749
Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $4,001
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $1,001
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code: 3.3%
Whole state: 16.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code: 2.5%
Whole state: 9.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Notable location: Bel Air Country Club
Reservoirs: Stone Canyon Reservoir
Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir
Park in zip code 90077: De Neve Square
Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 90077:
$90,000 to $99,999: 9
$100,000 to $124,999: 53
$150,000 to $174,999: 7
$200,000 to $249,999: 34
$250,000 to $299,999: 23
$300,000 to $399,999: 105
$400,000 to $499,999: 51
$500,000 to $749,999: 233
$750,000 to $999,999: 263
$1,000,000 or more: 2,284
Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 90077:
$700 to $749: 21
$900 to $999: 10
$1,000 to $1,249: 26
$1,250 to $1,499: 8
$1,500 to $1,999: 47
$2,000 or more: 69
No cash rent: 86
Median gross rent in 2011: $1,965.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $814,583.
Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:
White Non-Hispanic householders: $1,013,266
Black or African American householders: $1,124,228
Asian householders: $1,044,970
Some other race householders: $791,344
Two or more races householders: $809,669
Hispanic or Latino householders: $995,391
Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $1,000,001
Lower value quartile – upper value quartile: $988,100 – $1,000,001
Mean price in 2011:
Detached houses: $1,001,209
Townhouses or other attached units: $871,203
Races in zip code 90077:
White population: 7,618
Black population: 138
American Indian population: 5
Asian population: 769
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 2
Some other race population: 31
Two or more races population: 356
Hispanic or Latino population: 458
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.9%
Fleur de Lys
List Price: $125 Million
Listed With: Coldwell Banker Previews International/Hilton and Hyland
Median Home Price for Zip Code: $2,649,000
In the tony LA zip code associated with the Bel Air and Holmby Hills neighborhoods sits Suzanne Saperstein’s European-style palace complete with 50-seat movie theater, dual kitchens, a ballroom, a gym and other amenities.