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Most Elite LA Neighborhoods to Reside in

Los Angeles has some of the world’s most elite neighborhoods, synonymous with fame and fortune. Before Los Angeles movers take your belongings to your new home, you need to make sure not only that the property is right but also that it’s in the right neighborhood. If you wish to live among the rich and famous, in a beautiful gated community, full of multi-million dollar homes (and who doesn’t), take a look at our list of most elite LA neighborhoods to reside in.

LA skyline at sunset, orange sky and lots of buildings
Cities like New York, London, and Tokyo have neighborhoods that are equally fabulous, still, LA is unique.

How to chose the best LA neighborhood to reside in?

These are some of the questions you should ask when choosing a neighborhood to call home.

  • Who will your new neighbors be? Families with children, seniors, singles – which group is predominant?
  • Is it safe? Gather information on the crime rate statistics and overall safety. The most elite LA neighborhoods are generally secure but still tempting for burglars.
  • Where do your friends live? LA has a serious traffic problem, so it won’t be easy to visit friends who live across town very often.
  • If you have a child, check out the schools in the area. See how they rank and what they offer.
  • Pay attention to the terrain if you like to jog or walk on a regular basis.

The most elite LA neighborhoods we strongly recommend


We’re starting our list of the most elite LA neighborhoods to live in with Malibu. It is definitely one of the most famous and most affluent residential areas in Los Angeles. Its beachfront homes cost tens of millions of dollars. The Malibu Colony (a.k.a. the original Malibu) is one of its most exclusive parts. Other popular areas include Broad Beach, Malibu Cove, El Matador Beach, La Costa Beach, and Carbon Beach, which is also called Billionaire Beach. Some parts of the Malibu coastline resemble the French Riviera while other parts are typical for Southern California – wide, flat, and crowded with people. Nevertheless, you can still find places that are completely secluded. If you enjoy surfing or hiking in the mountains, Malibu is a good choice for you.
The famous residents of Malibu include Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, Sting, Eddie Van Halen, Steven Spielberg, and many others.
"Malibu, 27 miles of scenic beauty" written on a big board, plants and a clear sky in the background - one of the most elite LA neighborhoods
Many important figures in the entertainment industry, business owners and leaders live in Carbon Beach, one of the most elite LA neighborhoods.

Hidden Hills

Hidden Hills is another luxurious Los Angeles neighborhood, located north in Los Angeles County. Many homes in this neighborhood resemble farmhouses and ranches. If a laid-back lifestyle is what suits you, consider this gated community. Being away from the city’s hustle and bustle, this secluded area provides more privacy than places like Beverly Hills, which is why celebrities love it. The median price of homes in Hidden Hills is over $3 million. Notable residents, present and past, include Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashians, and Tupac Shakur.

Bel Air/Holmby Hills

This high-end neighborhood is located north of Sunset Boulevard in the hills. You probably remember that the fresh prince of Bel Air lived in a beautiful mansion. Huge mansions and large properties in Bel Air cost up to $500 million. The properties that belong to Bel Air’s “West Gate” are generally the largest. Holmby Hills is an especially exclusive area within Bel Air. One of the most famous homes in Holmby Hills is none other than the Playboy Mansion.

Beverly Hills

This elite LA neighborhood dates back to 1906 when it was nowhere near the status it has today. Although it is no longer a modest village, Beverly Hills still preserves that small town feel. Today, this neighborhood is a major tourist attraction and business center, as well as a prestigious residential area. The closer you get to the mountains, the more you’ll spend on a property. This neighborhood has excellent schools, first-class restaurants, it is safe and great for walking, perhaps with your dog, in case you are moving with a pet. One of its best-known landmarks is the famous Beverly Hills Hotel.

The wealthiest residents of Beverly Hills live in Beverly Park – a posh gated community. This community was initially a golf course and country club named after the late Dean Martin. Beverly Park is popular among celebrities, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson, Rod Stewart, and Eddie Murphy.

High end stores on rodeo drive and a row of palm trees
The designer retail stores on Rodeo guarantee the best shopping in Los Angeles.


Brentwood is located next to Santa Monica, north of Montana Avenue, and spreads into the mountains past San Vicente Boulevard. It dates back to the 1880s. Real estate prices are high, gradually increasing as you go north from Montana Avenue. And, as you go north past Sunset Boulevard, homes become even more expensive.

In comparison to Beverly Hills and Bel Air, Brentwood is a quieter, more relaxed neighborhood with enormous mansions and a beachy feel. With less than 5 miles to the beaches via Sunset Boulevard, life here feels like a never-ending vacation! This family-oriented neighborhood may not be the best choice for singles, though. Brentwood also has its fair share of famous people. Marilyn Monroe, Tom Brady, LeBron James, OJ Simpson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all lived here.

Moving to the most elite LA neighborhoods deserves the best movers

Moving to a beautiful home requires an experienced team of professional movers. Ask for recommendations in order to find some of the most reputable residential movers Los Angeles has to offer. Moving valuable items calls for honest professionals. Of course, it goes without saying that quality equipment and packing materials are an absolute necessity.

Whichever neighborhood you opt for, a life of glamour awaits you. After all, there is a good reason why living in these neighborhoods is expensive. Still, moving to an elite neighborhood does not mean you should spend your hard-earned money recklessly. It is important to compare a few moving quotes Los Angeles to make sure you are getting the best deal.