My son and his wife have lived at Bel Air for 3 years now and they will be moving because of the current rent hike.
The apartment section is 1960's old and the maintenance never really fixes stuff. It breaks down again.
Breakins and load noises from neighbors (mainly because the walls are tissue thin).
Essex has really taken a step towards corporate greed again. Don't move here, you will only be able to stay 1 yr. next year your rent will be raised over 20%.
My girlfriend used to be a leasing agent for Bel Air and left to work at a more tenant/employee friendly company in San Jose.