What Are the Best Gated Communities in Los Angeles?
Welcome to an Introduction to Some of the Best Gated Communities in Los Angeles and the LA Metro Area
Overall, the Los Angeles Metro area has about 21 major gated communities, high-end gated estates and neighborhoods. These communities are throughout the LA area including Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Malibu just to name a few.
There’s a combination of factors that make gated communities and gated neighborhoods safer, more secure, and more exclusive. Limited traffic, slower speeds, and controlled access to the neighborhood mean fewer strangers to worry about and most of these neighborhoods have purpose-built facilities, play areas for children, and higher-end amenities. While there are many reasons to choose a gated community, there are also plenty to choose from throughout Los Angeles. Were going to take a quick snapshot of all of the different cities that have gated neighborhoods and at any time, feel free to click on the listings to view all properties within that particular neighborhood.
Gated Communities in Beverly Hills
Beverly Park is considered a private haven for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. It’s home to actors, musicians, sports legends, media moguls, and more. Whether it’s privacy, security, or both, Beverly Park offers one of the richest and most exclusive neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. It is completely secure from paparazzi, visitors other than guests intentionally invited, and taking photos is strictly prohibited. There’s plenty of room on each property and since 1960, Beverly Park is an ideal a community of historic feeling Granta states that would feel like the Beverly Hills of yesteryear. It is nestled between Mulholland Dr., Sunset Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Drive, and Beverly Glen Boulevard. It’s technically split into two distinct neighborhoods, South Beverly Park and North Beverly Park. All have a 90210 ZIP Code and include a total of 80 homesites.
The beautiful and exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates is located in Beverly Hills and features an exclusive 24 hour guard gated neighborhood in a private and remote location. Most homesites feature large lots with premium homes averaging over 10,000 ft.². The neighborhood sits between Coldwater Canyon Drive and Franklin Canyon Park and offer custom, luxury homes with beautiful canyon views and lush landscaping.
This private gated community in Beverly Crest sits just off of Mulholland Drive including the prestigious Bowmont Drive and Kim Ridge Road all featuring a 90210 ZIP Code. Most have beautiful canyon views or territorial views where lights of the city can be seen from nearly every home. Several homes feature views all the way to the Pacific Ocean and even Catalina Island. This smaller gated community features homes built from the 1920s to today with the majority being built between the 1940s and the 1960s. You’ll find many luxury, mid-modern homes of 13,000 ft.² or more.
This gated community in Beverly Hills features larger lots Than a lot of other gated communities in Beverly Hills and most have territorial or beautiful canyon views. This is also a smaller neighborhood with larger homes up to 18,000 ft.²
Nestled just off of Mulholland Drive near the intersection with Beverly Glen Boulevard is the exclusive gated neighborhood of Mulholland Estates. It technically lies within the boundaries of Sherman Oaks but features the Beverly Hills ZIP Code of 90210. There are 95 luxury homes, many of which were built within the last 20 to 30 years. Lots can exceed 1 acre in Mulholland Estates and her home to many celebrities and high profile residents.
Don’t let the seemingly common name throw you off. This luxury gated community in Beverly Hills features just 40 residences on the upper Benedict Canyon section of Beverly Hills. This neighborhood features privacy, security, and seclusion, yet minutes to big-city amenities like shopping and dining. Some of these homes date back to the 1930s but many have been remodeled, renovated, or restored over the years and some lots can exceed 2 to 3 acres.
the Summit gated community features a 90210 ZIP Code nestled just north of Mulholland Drive near the intersection with Coldwater Canyon Drive. There are a total of 80 homesites in this neighborhood and it is one of the largest gated communities in Southern California. This prestigious neighborhood features city, Canyon, and territorial views and most estates have luxurious backyard entertainment spaces, tennis courts, and a variety of architectural styles of homes. If you’re looking for traditional, Mediterranean, colonial or contemporary, you’ll find it in The Summit
This smaller gated community in Beverly Crest sits along the ridge above Benedict Canyon. There are 15 homesites within this enclave and at the end of the largest private drive is the iconic mega-mansion that dominates the southern tip of the ridge. This large home sits on nearly 6 acres with a total of 52,000 ft.² of living space.
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Gated Communities in Hollywood Hills
Valley Oak Drive is the only gated community in Hollywood Hills. Nestled in The Oaks community at the base of Bronson Canyon, Valley Oak Drive is just blocks from Griffith Park, Los Feliz, and Thai Town. This exclusive and secure celebrity enclave has very few homesites and is extremely peaceful. You may even find a resident deer and other wildlife wandering in the neighborhood. Many of the homes feature historical architecture designed by Frank a Brown built in the early 1900s. This historic home of Artemesia is found in Valley Oak Drive and is an arts and crafts masterpiece built in 1913. For unique architecture, one-of-a-kind homes, and stunning exclusivity, choose a home in Valley Oak Drive.
Gated Communities in Hancock Park
Fremont Park is the only gated community in Hancock Park and was the first in the entire Los Angeles Metro area. Its iconic concrete pillars marked the main entrance on Wilshire Boulevard. This 50-acre tract was originally developed back in 1911 and the first estate/mansion was built in 1916. It was originally known as Fremont Place with 48 lots but over the years some have been subdivided and today there are 73 homesites. In 1920s, Hancock Park was one of the more affluent areas of the city attracting celebrities, movie stars, and civic leaders.
Gated Communities in Bel Air
Bel Air Crest is located just north of Getty View Park in many lots enjoy beautiful views that include the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles basin, and the Pacific Ocean. This planned development is subdivided into two sections with custom homes and Canyon homes. Canyon homes can range up to 4500 ft.² and sit on about 8000 square-foot lots were homes in the custom home section range up to 15,000 ft.² and set on lots up to 30,000 ft.². This exclusive and private community features easy access to Interstate 405 and even though there is a quietness and tranquility yet close to Metro amenities. The community itself features a clubhouse, playground, tennis courts, putting greens, paddleball courts, swimming pool, fitness and wellness center, and basketball courts.
Bel Air Park is nestled between Mulholland Drive and Bel Air Crest just off of 405. It consists of 145 homesites with territorial views and the nearby Brentwood subdivision of Mountain gate. This community features wider streets, lush landscaping, and a secure entrance.
Morega Estates in Bel Air features 33 homesites at the end of Morega Drive. This 24-hour guard gated community is nestled within the canyon on Lower Casino and Sepulveda Pass. It’s known for exclusivity, privacy, and solitude. Architecture is primarily Mediterranean with lots of up to ½ acre or more. Many homes have backyard tennis courts, swimming pools, and other amenities.
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Gated Communities in Brentwood
Brentwood Circle is a guard-gated community just north of Sunset Boulevard at the base of Sepulveda Pass. Here you’ll find larger luxury homes along beautiful tree-lined streets with larger lots. Most properties have lush landscaping, backyard pools, and Mediterranean, midcentury modern, or French provincial architecture. Residents are close to the Brentwood Village for easy shopping, dining, and fitness centers.
The Brentwood Country Estates features beautiful views of the Santa Monica Mountains with privacy and exclusivity as well as views of the coastline, Pacific Ocean, and Catalina Island. Here you will find larger lots and a smaller enclave of just 14 homesites developed originally by the Hilton family. The community covers just 250 acres and offers the privacy and tranquility of a smaller gated neighborhood.
This gated neighborhood is located atop the Santa Monica Mountains in Sepulveda Pass. Most homes take advantage of the views with gorgeous city, Canyon, and landscaped panoramic views. This collection of 298 homesites is one of the largest gated communities in the area with a variety of single-family homes as well as condominiums. There are three single-family home communities including Stony Hill, The Crown, and Mountain Crest Lane. There are two townhouse or condominium communities including The Ridge and The Terrace. The country club features two golf courses, a pro shop, tennis courts and a spa. Memberships to the country club are available to purchase separately.
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Gated Communities in Loz Feliz
The gated community of Laughlin Park in Los Feliz has been around since 1913 with some of its earliest residents being the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B DeMille, and WC Fields. The neighborhood originally started with 40 homes but now has roughly 77 homesites. There are larger lots, architectural diversity, and a lushly landscaped exclusive neighborhood directly across from Griffith Park.
Gated communities in Pacific Palisades
Ridgeview Country Estates is a luxury gated community located on the beautiful hills and Pacific Palisades. This collection of 46 luxury home sites feature to guard gated separate entrances on Bienvenida Ave and Shadow Mountain Drive. Many homes have beautiful ocean views with layouts of up to 10,000 ft.².
Gated Communities in Malibu
This is one of the only gated communities in Malibu. This beachfront neighborhood sits across the Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu Country Mart and runs along the Pacific ocean bordering Malibu Point in Malibu Lagoon State Beach. Because of its location, most lots are just 30 feet wide however, some lots on the north side of Malibu Colony Road have space for a tennis court or small pool. Oceanfront lots are long and narrow. This is ideal for folks looking for a beachfront property in a gated community.
Gated Communities in Calabasas
The Oaks of Calabasas offers world-class luxury in a prime geographic location. With beautiful views and vistas, serenity, and security, The Oaks features a 24-hour guard-gated entrance, 3.5-acre community park with multiuse clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis and sports courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and fields, and several miles of jogging trails.
This gated community in the Santa Monica Mountains is one of the largest gated communities in all of the Los Angeles area home to nearly 1900 residents. Nestled between the western foothills of the San Fernando Valley at the Ventura County line, this unique gated neighborhood offers country life, unlike anything you’ll find in the county. You’ll find horses, llamas, ostriches, cows, three rail white fences, equestrian properties, barns, and natural rustic architecture. This truly unique place to live features 658 homesites, 6 miles of roads, three gatehouses, and 25 miles of Bridle trails. Residents have the use of four tennis courts, a competition-size pool, recreation center, and a state-of-the-art, 90 9C performing arts and movie theater.
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