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It’s always a good idea to start by reading up on the communities where you are thinking of relocating. You’ll probably want to do a great deal of in-depth research as you begin to narrow your search. For starters, here is some basic information about some of the most popular upscale communities in Los Angeles:

Bel-Air

Bel-Air is situated across Sunset Boulevard from the University of California, Los Angeles. Founded in 1923, the neighborhood has no multifamily dwellings and has been the filming location or setting for many television shows and movies. Among its residents over the years have been numerous motion picture stars, as well as President Ronald Reagan.

Local Government

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Bel-Air.

Bel-Air is in the 5th city council district.

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.

Bel-Air is located in California’s 33rd congressional district. It’s in California’s 50th State Assembly district and in the state legislature, Bel-Air is located in the 28th Senate District.

Schools

Public: Roscomare Road Elementary School, 2325 Roscomare Road; Community Magnet Charter Elementary School, 11301 Bellagio Road; Roscomare Road and Warner Avenue Elementary School in Westwood are the zoned elementary schools serving Bel Air. Bel Air is within the attendance boundaries of Emerson Middle School in Westwood and University High School in West Los Angeles.

Private: Marymount High School, 10643 Sunset Boulevard; Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, K–12, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive; John Thomas Dye School, K–6, 11414 Chalon Road; Westland School, 16200 Mulholland Drive.

University: American Jewish University.

Beverly Hills

Long associated with the glamor, opulence and excitement of the movie industry, Beverly Hills is an upscale community in the Westside of Los Angeles. Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, it was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town. It is now home to 35,000 inhabitants. Sometimes merely known by one of its primary zip codes, “90210,” it has been home to actors, captains of industry and celebrities. The city also includes the shopping district Rodeo Drive, Will Rogers Memorial Park and Century City.

Local Government

Beverly Hills is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council including the mayor and vice mayor. The City Council hires a city manager to carry out policies and serve as executive officer.

County, state and federal representation includes: The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Beverly Hills. The department operates the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Santa Monica, serving Beverly Hills.

In the state legislature, Beverly Hills is located in the 28th Senate District.
Beverly Hills is located in California’s 33rd congressional district and California’s 50th State Assembly district

Schools

Public schools: Beverly Hills is served by Beverly Hills Unified School District, which includes four K-8 schools (Hawthorne, El Rodeo, Beverly Vista, and Horace Mann), Moreno High School, and the Beverly Hills High School.

Private schools: Beverly Hills also has several private schools. Good Shepherd School, a PreK-8 school in Beverly Hills, is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Other Beverly Hills private schools include Beverly Hills Preparatory School, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, Emanuel Academy of Beverly Hills, and Page Private School.

Brentwood

Brentwood is a neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of seven private and two public schools. Originally part of a Mexican land grant, the neighborhood began its modern development in the 1880s and hosted part of the pentathlon in the 1932 Summer Olympics. Brentwood has been the home of many celebrities.

Local Government

County: The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Brentwood.

Brentwood is represented in California’s 33rd congressional district and California’s 50th State Assembly district.

Schools

Public: Kenter Canyon Elementary School, charter; Brentwood Science School.

Private: The Westland School, elementary; The Mirman School; Berkeley Hall School, elementary; Milken Community High School; Brentwood School, K-12; Archer School for Girls; St. Martin of Tours, elementary.

Malibu

Malibu is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many movie stars and other celebrities. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons, and many more residents of the unincorporated canyon areas identifying Malibu as their hometown.

Schools

Public elementary: John L. Webster Elementary School; Juan Cabrillo Elementary School; Point Dume Elementary School.

Public high school and middle school: Malibu High School.

Private schools: Calmont; Our Lady Of Malibu (Catholic); Colin McEwen High School; New Roads; St. Aidan’s School.

Secondary: Pepperdine University.

Local Government

Malibu is a general law city governed with a five-member City Council including the mayor and mayor pro tem. The City Council hires a city manager to carry out policies and serve as executive officer.

In the state legislature, Malibu is located in the 23rd Senate District and in the 41st Assembly District. Malibu is located in California’s 33rd congressional district and California’s 50th State Assembly district.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Malibu. The department operates the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Santa Monica, serving Malibu.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles. 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 – Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast. Santa Monica is home to many celebrities and executives and is a mixture of affluent single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, professionals and students.

Schools

Elementary schools: Edison Language Academy; Franklin Elementary School; Grant Elementary School; John Muir Elementary School; McKinley Elementary School; Roosevelt Elementary School; Will Rogers Learning Community

Middle schools: John Adams Middle School; Lincoln Middle School.

High schools: Olympic High School; Santa Monica High School.

Private schools: Carlthorp School; Santa Monica Montessori School; Crossroads School; Saint Monica Catholic Elementary School; Concord High School; Pacifica Christian High School; St. Anne Catholic School; Saint Monica Catholic High School; New Roads School.

Post-secondary: Santa Monica College; The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School; the Art Institute of California – Los Angeles; Leadership College, an online institution, for underprivileged young adults, is located in Santa Monica.

Local Government 

The Santa Monica City Council, a Council-Manager form of government, with seven Council members elected at-large, is the current governing body of the city. The current mayor is Pam O’Connor.

In the state legislature, Santa Monica is located in the 26th California State Senate District and in the 50th California State Assembly district.
Santa Monica is located in California’s 33rd congressional district and California’s 50th State Assembly district.

 

Useful Websites

The Bel-Air Association

City of Beverly Hills

The City of Los Angeles

The City of Santa Monica

City of Malibu

Los Angeles Times map of Brentwood

 

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