Built in four (4) phases – Bel-Air I to IV, the barangay now includes Ayala North, Buendia Avenue Extension, the Ayala Triangle, and the entire Salcedo Village.
The predominant land use of this tobacco pipe shaped barangay is both residential and commercial. The barangay boasts of its skyscrapping buildings and establishments and offers wide arrays of choices for bed, dine and businesses.
Bel-Air Village is the third subdivision developed by Ayala. The development, which started in 1957, was undertaken in four (4) phases. The village boundaries are clockwise, Estrella Street, EDSA, Jupiter Street, Nicanor Garcia (Reposo) Street, Kalayaan Avenue, Amapola Street, back to Estrella. The total land area of Bel-Air Village is 78.7242 hectares, of which 64.6748 is subdivided into 950 residential lots.
Predominant Economic Activities
Restaurants, banks, sari-sari stores, drugstores, beauty parlors, vehicle trading, car repairs, tire shops, carinderia, bakeries, pawnshops, apartelles, and thrift shops (segunda mano)
Major Business Establishments
McDonalds, Jollibee, Pizza Hut, Chowking, 7-11, PNB, BPI, BDO, China Bank, Uni-Oil, Petron, South Star Plaza, DMCI Inc., Makati View Apartelle
LOCATION AND PHYSICAL FEATURES
North: Pio del Pilar
South: Magallanes Village
East: San Lorenzo Village
West: Pasay City
North: Dallas St.
East: South Super highway
West: Tripa de Gallina
Slope Characteristics: Broad area of level to nearly level land
Physiography: Former tidal flat
Flood Intensity: Moderate
Earthquake Risk: Moderate to High
Water Body: Tripa de Gallina
Total Land Area: 0.8759 square kilometers
Existing Land Use: Commercial establishments are concentrated along the main thoroughfares like EDSA, South Super Highway and Evangelista. The rest are used as residential areas.