The truth is, it depends upon your price range. I would say BHPO is the obvious answer to your question. I'd be happy to send you specific listings and see if they fit your budget and style needs.
When I think of luxury, I think of an expanse of land, a large flat yard, beautiful landscaping, nice fit and finish to the property, pool, well kept up neighborhood, etc. The Platinum Triangle ( http://www.thebremnergroup.com/communities/platinum-triangle/ ) is the part of Los Angeles with the most intrinsic value, and therefore, luxury, in the eyes of most people. It includes Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills, and they call it Platinum for a reason: it's beautiful, precious, rare, and expensive! Large lots, lush landscaping, celebrities and captains of industry, mansions, (even the guest houses are more luxurious than most homes!)
Moving out from there, Brentwood, especially Brentwood Park, ( http://www.thebremnergroup.com/communities/brentwood/ ) is luxurious, but in less posh sort of way. Brentwood has a small "community" feel. The views will run from downtown LA to Getty views to Century City to Jetliner and ocean views, or no view at all in the flats.
Hancock Park has a wonderful conservative, "old money" feel with golf course views; Little Holmby in Westwood feels grand yet somehow accessible at the same time. Cheviot Hills is like a miniature of Little Holmby.
Ultimately, luxury will be determined by your taste and your wallet, but rest assured, there are some very beautiful, luxurious homes in LA. Keep up with the Joneses!
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In the Hollywood Hills off Mullholland and in Bel Air off Sepulveda there are gates communities that certainly afford everything you would want in terms of safety.
you can find luxiruous homes with small crime rate in the following cities which are close to beverly hills:
north of the sunset strip, brentwood, bel air, cheviot hills, beverly wood, and pacific palasides.
to get a better idea of the crime rate on these areas go to http://www.lapdcrimemaps.org
I would like to meet with you to find out what type of property you are looking for and to assist you with your search of a luxury home in beverly hills.
I can be reach by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (626)354-5579.
Based on what you said about a view and close to Beverly Hills, I like the area in the hills over the Sunset Strip the best. Most notably the area of the "Bird Streets" is probably the most desirable.
Good luck in the hunt.
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That's a great question. That depends on what your price range is.
Silverlake (south of Sunset), Brentwood, BelAir, BHPO, Los Feliz and the Hollywood Hills are all good options. If you wish to have me send you specifics on Crime Rates, just shoot me an email with your contact info.
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Here are the links to the first two blogs in a series that I'm writing about luxury homes and estates in Los Angeles. These first two articles are an overview of where to find these extraordinary properties in L.A..
For more specific information on any of these neighborhoods I also post complete listings for all of the properties discussed in these articles on the 'L.A. Estates' page of my website (link below.) Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions about these wonderful homes, or if you would like to receive Sales Comp Reports for a particular property. Best of Luck.
I recently sold a home in 90068 and currently have a home listing in 90046. My experience in these areas with high end homes and all of the current inventory on and off the market will help you find the right home. I would be happy to send you listings and show you homes in the area that will work for you. What style of home do you prefer? Yard space needed? I have a few homes in mind for you already :)
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I am looking for a single family home for me and my baby girl (yes, i am a single mother) I am a singer but is not one of the party freaks i enjoy staying in with my baby girl or go out for dinner with friends so because I love having that HOME feeling, I would like to have an amazing view!! so when its dark i see the city lights :) and everything :) I am not america but swiss and I have never lived in america neither...so i would like to have that american dream feeling everytime I enter the house :) 3bed+ 2bath+ and no more than $3mill THANK YOU!! Obviously the more rooms for the money the better. Also I drive two cars (aston martin&escalade) and plan to buy more next year!!! so PARKING SPACE NEEDED!
I am not so good with this website... and is not always online but please bare with me :)
It has a lot of information about crime rate and also has a Q & A forum so that you can ask questions to other homeowners that are already living in these areas.
You can get beautiful view-homes in Beverly Hills Post Office & Bel Air for as low as $2M to $3M, even less in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and further east in the hills above Hollywood & West Hollywood. Any of these areas would be suitable for you.
I have several clients right now looking for homes for in these areas and I'd be glad to send you the current listings as well. Please feel free to contact me through my profile. Best of luck.
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Keller Williams Realty
It really is a question of affordability. If you are looking above $1.2M or in that general range you might consider Pacific Palisades (the weather with the ocean breeze is amazing), Brentwood etc. You can find nice homes in Bel Air for under $1M however not as likely with a view, more of a canyon setting. Some parts of Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood will have a view. I know all of the areas extremely well.
@ Mitch, I know the player you rented to. You did a nice job on those houses!
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