Gated Communities

Bel-Air

Bel Air Crest/Upper Casiano: Developed in the early 1990s through the 2000s enjoying magnificent vistas of Los Angeles’s Westside, Bel Air Crest is a 286 planned urban residential development with 24 hour guarded community. Bel Air Crest is comprised of two residential sections – the Canyon Homes and Custom Homes. The Canyon Homes are located in the northern section against the Mountains of Bel Air and feature six-floor plans ranging between approximately 2,452 to 4,900 sq. feet. Depending on location, the Canyon Homes, offer views of the Bel Air canyons that meander southward toward the city. Average lot size is 8,000 sq. ft, with no side-yard setbacks. The Custom Homes section in the southern area of Bel Air Crest, features 6,000 to 20,000 sq. ft.-sized homes on 16,000 sq. ft. to 30,000 square foot.-sized lots. Some of these exceptional homes feature tennis courts and most have swimming pools with ocean and canyon views. This is an active community that features the semi-annual Bel Air Crest barbecue, Halloween Party, Spring Easter Egg Hunt, and other activities throughout the year. The community also offers with three tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts, children’s playground, basketball courts, and even a small pitch/putt course. The Bel Air Crest Clubhouse has a spacious “great room” with a professional catering kitchen for meetings and private parties, plus a fully equipped gymnasium, pool, and spa. What makes Bel Air Crest so wonderful are its landscaped public areas and roadways. Most streets are cul-de-sacs, which ensure a safe, quiet lifestyle in one of the Westside’s most desirable residential communities.
Zip Code: 90077
Gate Location: Bel Air Crest Rd & 405
Number of Properties: 286
Average Home Price: $5M to $10M

BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY PARK

One of the most expensive and famous gated communities in the entire United States is Beverly Park Beverly Hills. Divided into North Beverly Park and South Beverly Park, this private neighborhood offering Beverly Hills luxury homes is located in the hills just above Beverly Hills between Mulholland Drive and Sunset Blvd and Coldwater Canyon Drive and Beverly Glen Blvd. North Beverly Park, with a main entrance at 13100 Mulholland Drive on the south side of Mulholland Drive, is the bigger 64-home section and has the largest homes; South Beverly Park consists of 16 homes. Established in 1990, the 250 acre community was built by Los Angeles developers Brian Adler and a partner using land that was originally intended to be a golf course named after Dean Martin. This wealthy gated community is known for its concentration of exceptionally large houses, up to 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2), and for its famous residents. The price of a completed house is $15 million for the smaller houses and can exceed $50 million for the largest houses. Because of its seclusion and security, by constant patrol by guards and use of security cameras, the neighborhood is popular among high profile celebrities and business executives. The residents of Beverly Park have included Denzel Washington, Rod Stewart, Faith Hill, Robbie Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, Magic Johnson, Barry Bonds, to name just a few.
Zip Code: 90210
Gate Location: North Gate: Summitridge and Mulholland Drive / South Gate: Summitridge and Beverly Park
Number of Properties: 80
Average Home Price: $15M to $50M

BEVERLY HILLS MULHOLLAND ESTATES

Mulholland Estates Beverly Hills : This 24-hour guard gated community is located on prestigious Mulholland Drive between Beverly Glen Blvd and Benedict Canyon Drive. Mulholland Estates Beverly Hills is one of the most exclusive gated neighborhoods offering Beverly Hills luxury homes and providing residents with a desirable location in close proximity to UCLA, the San Fernando Valley, Bel Air and Beverly Hills, breathtaking city and mountain views, and 24 hour security. A majority of these multi-million dollar homes typically ranging in price from $4 million to $10 million in Mulholland Estates where constructed in the early 1990’s and on average are 8,000 square foot houses on 30,000 square foot lots. Besides the unparalleled views and security, the amenities offered within this subdivision are some of the best which Beverly Hills luxury homes have to offer including three lighted tennis courts, two racquetball courts, a children’s play area, and even an enclosed dance studio. Mulholland Estates Beverly Hills residents praise the level of security, stunning natural surroundings and landscaping. Many high profile celebrities and business people who live in Mulholland Estates including (past and present) are Paul Anka, Tom Arnold, Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton and Avril Lavigne.
Zip Code: 90210
Gate Location: Mulholland Drive and Clerendon Rd.
Number of Properties: 80
Average Home Price: $6 to $8M

BEVERLY HILLS THE SUMMIT

The Summit” Beverly Hills is a guard gated community in the Beverly Hills Post Office area with 24-hour security and car patrol. “Beverly Hills Post Office” is a section of Los Angeles adjacent to Beverly Hills on the north, but the address comes with a Beverly Hills, 90210 zip code. It is located at the top or “Summit” in the hills above Beverly Hills where Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive meet, bordering the areas of Sherman Oaks and Franklin Canyon. There are just over 80 Beverly Hills luxury homes in this modest size gated community made up of only 6 streets. Most of properties in the Summit were developed in the 1980’s, although there are several newer construction homes as well. An eclectic mix of home styles in this gated community include Mediterranean, Colonial, Traditional, Tudor, contemporary and others. Home prices in The Summit generally start around $2,000,000 and can go to upwards of $5,000,000 and more, depending on the square footage, features of the lot, views and home condition. Their Interior square footage typically falls in the 4,000 to 8,000 square feet range with generous lot sizes starting at 15,000 and larger. As you might expect, The Summit is home to many high profile L.A. entertainment professional, from A-list celebrities to successful business executives. Some notable residents of The Summit have included Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Ed McMahon and Hillary Duff.
Zip Code: 90210
Gate Location: Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive
Number of Properties: 80
Average Home Price: $5M

BRENTWOOD CIRCLE

Brentwood Circle is a beautiful 24-hour guard-gated community of 67 luxury homes located in the exclusive suburb of West Los Angeles known as Brentwood within easy walking distance to Brentwood Village, a quaint shopping area featuring fine restaurants, shops, offices, beautiful parks and its own post office.
Zip Code: 90049
Gate Location: N. Woodburn & W. Sunset Blvd
Number of Properties: 67

BRENTWOOD COUNTRY ESTATES

The exclusive 24-hour gate guarded community of Brentwood Country Estates was completed in 1991 by the Hilton family of hotels’ fame. Brentwood Country Estates is located minutes from Brentwood’s fine shops and dining in the exclusive suburb of West Los Angeles. There are only 14 estate sites in this 250-acre enclave, which assures undisturbed privacy and security. Each site averages 3.85 acres with flat building pads ranging from 30,000 square feet to over 2 acres. This unique development combines a serene country setting with breathtaking views of the ocean, city and mountains. Many high network individuals are drawn to the privacy and security of the community such as Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel spouse, Gisele Bundchen.
Zip Code: 90049
Gate Location: Mandeville Canyon Rd & Chalon Rd
Number of Properties: 14

BRENTWOOD MOUNTAINGATE

Mountaingate is a popular gated neighborhood because of its ideal mountain top views and weather location just north of the prestigious Brentwood area in West Los Angeles. Developed in the 1970s the area includes 4 communities for a total of 307 residences consisting of 187 homes and 130 townhomes/condominiums. Amenities of the community include a pool, recreation room, community park and tennis courts. The private Mountaingate Country Club features a professional golf course with 2 golf layouts of Par 70 and Par 71 that is regarded as one of the top golf experiences in Los Angeles. The Club also offers a very active recreational calendar with six tennis courts, a restaurant, snack shop, pro shop and other amenities including a spa and locker rooms. Most of the Mountaingate community is served by 24-hour guard-gated security, and guards patrol all neighborhoods on a regular basis for added security and privacy around the clock. Coming soon, Mountaingate will be home to a new development of 27 to 29 single-family homes on estate-sized lots. The development is currently in for plan review and environmental impact studies, but it is expected to start in the near future.
Zip Code: 90049
Gate Location: Mountaingate Dr & 405
Number of Properties: 307

HANCOCK PARK

Fremont Place is a privately owned gated community with guarded security 24 hours/7 days a week. This exclusive neighborhood is located just south of Hancock Park on the south side of Wilshire Blvd and East of Rossmore. Fremont place features just 73 homes with the first home built in 1915. Developed by three gentlemen, Charles Ingram, David Barry and George Briggs, they intended to build an exclusive district of homes on the 50 acres site bounded by Muirfield Road, Olympic, Lucerne and Wilshire boulevards. There are four gateway entrances to the gated community – one at each intersection of the north and south drives. Each gateway is of granite construction 76 feet in width and 18 feet in height. The beautiful gated entrances, designed by J. Martyn Haenke, originally cost $12,000 to build. Employing the best engineers and landscape architects, the developers created the track with beautiful landscaping and broad, winding drives. Martin Henry Mosier, an oil man, built Fremont Place’s first mansion (number 55) in 1916. The Italian Renaissance home was designed by architect John C. Austin and interior decoration was done by Tiffany. Heavyweight boxer Mohammad Ali and his wife restored the home in the 1970s when they lived in Fremont Place. Fremont Place homes exemplify the best period architecture and the residents have maintained the neighborhood as it was intended. This private community has also been home to celebrities such as King Gillette, Mary Pickford, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince.
Zip Code: 90005
Gate Location: Freemont and 9th
Number of Properties: 73
Average Home Price: $5M

LOS FELIZ LAUGHLIN PARK

Rated by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the “top five” neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Laughlin Park is secluded behind five ornate gates and connected by quaint through-traffic free roads. As a construction boom occurred in the 1910s and 1920s, lavish homes and estates were built in the gated community of Laughlin Park by Hollywood elite such as Cecil B. DeMille, W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Carole Lombard, Antonio Moreno, Deanna Durbin, Lily Pons and Andre Kostelanetz. A wide range of homes style reside in Laughlin Park such as Craftsman, Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, French, English Gothic, Traditional and Modern homes. A cross-section of the elite of contemporary architects worked in Laughlin Park including Roland Coate (the former Lily Pons/Andre Kostelanetz house), Gordon Kaufman (the former Chick Corea house), the Carole Lombard house by Lester Scherer, Julia Morgan (of San Simeon fame) and Lloyd Wright, who figured prominently in the design of more than five Laughlin Park homes. Hollywood stars of today still continue to flock to this private haven and include Lily Tomlin, Natalie Portman, Dermot Mulroney, Catherine Keener, Tina Lifford, David Fincher, Will.i.am, Casey Affleck, Portia deRossi, Chick Corea, Jenna Elfman, and Lee Horsley. There is a voluntary homeowners association that maintains the gates and the private streets.
Zip Code: 90027
Gate Location: 3 gates on Los Feliz Blvd and 2 on Franklin Avenue
Number of Properties: 60
Average Home Price: $3M to $5M

LOS FELIZ THE OAKS

The Oaks in Los Feliz is a neighborhood of hillside homes between Beachwood Canyon and Griffith Park bounded by Fern Dell Drive on the east and Foothill Drive to the south. The area got its name due to the majority of the neighborhood street names have the word “Oak” in them such as “Spreading Oak”, “Live Oak”, “Red Oak”, etc. . This neighborhood has a feeling of privacy and seclusion with its winding, hilly, tree-lined streets. If you don’t know your way around it can be easy to get lost in the winding streets, some of which end right in Griffith Park. Many homes have canyon and city views all the way to the ocean. The Oaks in Los Feliz offers a mix of architectural styles with a large number of mid-century and traditional style homes built in the 1960′s as well as 20′s and 30′s Mediterranean homes with lots of square footage, big yards and views for miles. .The Oaks is a draw to many in the Entertainment industry. In its heyday, it was home to stars like Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. The area still attracts Hollywood celebrities both in front and behind the camera. Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie have been buying homes on their street in the Oaks for their own personal compound and now own close to 1.5 acres. But this exclusive neighborhood is not only for the rich and famous. The Oaks has a very active homeowners association and the neighborhood pride of ownership and loyalty is something not seen in many other areas of Los Angeles. It seems once someone moves to the Oaks they are unlikely to leave the neighborhood, simply moving to another home within its borders.
Zip Code: 90027
Gate Location: Foothill Dr & Canyon Dr
Number of Properties: 0

MALIBU

Malibu Colony, first known in the 1920s as the “Malibu Beach Motion Picture Colony”, is a hidden enclave of luxury beach front homes. This exclusive gated community lies on a private stretch of pristine Malibu coastline. This ocean front property features exclusive estates situated on a wide expansive dry sand beach just feet from the vast Pacific Ocean offering residents magnificent views. Featuring some of Malibu’s most prestigious properties, Malibu Colony has long been recognized as a beach retreat for the rich and famous including high profile executives from the entertainment and business. Malibu Colony is located within walking distance of world-class shopping, dining, nightlife and numerous beach activities. From classic bungalows to spacious mansions, luxury real estate seekers will find a diversity of homes in Malibu Colony, all featuring sublime craftsmanship as well as uncompromised views of the Pacific. Malibu Colony features 24-hour guard-gated security to ensure privacy for its residents, which include the likes of Sting, Mel Gibson, Bette Midler and Tom Hanks.
Zip Code: 90265
Gate Location: Malibu Colony & Malibu Road
Number of Properties: 0