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Beverly Hills is a city in California's Los Angeles County. Home to many Hollywood stars, it features the upscale shopping street of Rodeo Drive. The expansive Beverly Gardens Park has fountains and rose gardens, plus an illuminated Beverly Hills sign. The 1920s Greystone Mansion is the backdrop for many films. Known as a celebrity haunt, The Beverly Hills Hotel is set in tropical gardens and has a poolside cafe.

Located within 5.71 square miles (14.8 km2), and surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood, it had a population of 34,109 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 33,792 in 2019.

The city is home to many celebrities, luxury hotels, and the Rodeo Drive shopping district.

Originally a Mexican ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town.

Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills is bordered on the northwest by the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles.[48] The area's "Platinum Triangle" is formed by the city of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills.

Most residents live in the "flats" of Beverly Hills, which is a relatively flat area that slopes away from the hills, and includes all of Beverly Hills south of Sunset Blvd. and north of Santa Monica Blvd. The houses situated in the hills north of Sunset Boulevard have a much higher valuation than the average housing price for the rest of the city. Nearly all businesses and government offices in Beverly Hills are located south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Two notable exceptions are the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

In a triangle between Santa Monica Bl., Wilshire Bl. and Crescent Drive is Downtown Beverly Hills a.k.a. the Golden Triangle, a retail and dining hub attracting locals, and in some sections attracting visitors from across the region and the world. The streets running northwest-to-southeast have distinct characters:

  • Linden, Roxbury, Bedford and Camden drives, short streets catering to residents' needs, lined with medical offices, bank branches, delicatessens, etc.

  • Rodeo Drive, known for high-end boutiques;

  • Beverly Drive, lined with upscale chain retailers commonly found in malls, such as Crate and Barrel, The Gap, Sephora, Pottery Barn, lululemon and Allsaints. Some restaurants line Beverly Drive as well.

  • Cañon and Crescent drives, attracting local and regional shoppers and diners to restaurants such as Spago as well as local favorites, particularly along Cañon; but also catering to local needs, e.g. with a Rite Aid drugstore and a Whole Foods supermarket. Multi-story parking garages are also located along these streets.

  • Wilshire Boulevard is lined with the two department stores remaining in the city: Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. In the past, the upscale department stores Barneys New York, I. Magnin and J. W. Robinson's all had important branches here.

Downtown Beverly Hills remains the center for high-fashion retail in the Los Angeles area, and has had that status since taking over from Hollywood and Seventh Street in Downtown Los Angeles from the 1930s through the mid-20th-century.

South of Wilshire
South Beverly Drive, i.e. south of Wilshire Blvd., is another dining and shopping hub.[50]

Houses south of Wilshire Boulevard have more urban square and rectangular lots, in general smaller than those to the north. There are also more apartment buildings south of Wilshire Boulevard than anywhere else in Beverly Hills, and the average house value south of Wilshire is the lowest in Beverly Hills.

Areas outside the city limits
Just outside the city limits to the west lies the Los Angeles Country Club. Other locations commonly associated with Beverly Hills include the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Beverly Center, just outside the city limits to the east. Beverly Hills Post Office (BHPO) is the name given to a section directly north of the Beverly Hills city limits that lies within the 90210 ZIP code, assigned to the Beverly Hills Post Office, but is part of the City of Los Angeles.

The ZIP codes for Beverly Hills are 90209, 90210, 90211, 90212 and 90213.

Along with the Los Angeles communities of Bel-Air and Brentwood, it is one of the "Three Bs", a wealthy area in the Los Angeles Westside.

Beverly Hills has a warm Mediterranean climate, with an average high of 89 °F (32 °C) in August, and an average high of 69 °F (21 °C) in January. Beverly Hills also receives an average 15 inches (380 mm) of rain per year. Summers are marked by warm to hot temperatures with very little wind, while winters are warm to moderate, with occasional rain alternating with periods of Santa Ana winds. Measurable snowfall has been recorded only in 1882, 1922, 1932, 1949 and 1958.


Trousdale Estates is a 410-acre neighborhood of large, luxurious homes in Beverly Hills. It was primarily developed in the 1950s and early 1960s by Paul Trousdale, who petitioned the city to incorporate the land into Beverly Hills soon after purchasing it from The Doheny Family. Greystone Mansion, which is now designated as a United States Historical Site, is in Trousdale Estates. The average sale price of homes in Trousdale is over $10 million.

  • Beverly Gardens Park

  • Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden

  • Beverly Hills City Hall

  • Beverly Hills High School

  • Beverly Hills Hotel

  • Beverly Hills Police Department

  • Beverly Hills Public Library

  • Beverly Hills Women's Club

  • Beverly Wilshire Hotel

  • Electric Fountain

  • Greystone Mansion

  • Greenacres

  • La Cienega Park

  • Misty Mountain

  • Pickfair

  • Rodeo Drive

  • Roxbury Memorial Park

  • Virginia Robinson Gardens

  • Will Rogers Memorial Park

Notable People:

  • Desi Arnaz

  • Desi Arnaz Jr.

  • Lucille Ball

  • Lionel Barrymore

  • Richard Barthelmess

  • Wallace Beery

  • Jack Benny

  • Polly Bergen

  • Susan Blakely

  • Floyd Mayweather

  • Monte Blue

  • Ward Bond

  • Hobart Bosworth

  • Brandon Bowman

  • William Boyd

  • Albert Brooks

  • Johnny Mack Brown

  • Winifred Bryson

  • Alan Casden

  • Stanley Chais

  • Richard Chamberlain

  • Rosemary Clooney

  • Lew Cody

  • Phil Collins

  • Jackie Cooper

  • Jeanne Crain

  • Laird Cregar

  • Robert Cummings

  • David Dreier

  • Richard Dreyfuss

  • Peter Falk

  • Mia Farrow

  • Herbert Flam

  • Rhonda Fleming

  • Mike Franks

  • George Gershwin

  • Ira Gershwin

  • Burton E. Green

  • Hank Greenberg

  • EJ Johnson

  • Martin Katz

  • Bobby Kotick

  • Fritz Lang

  • Jennifer Lawrence

  • Logan Lerman

  • Mervyn LeRoy

  • Oscar Levant

  • Jack Linkletter

  • Stacy Margolin (born 1959), tennis player

  • Groucho Marx

  • Kathy May

  • Vincente Minnelli

  • Elizabeth Montgomery

  • Demi Moore

  • Sam Nazarian

  • Guy Oseary

  • Markus Persson

  • Mary Pickford

  • André Previn

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff

  • Carl Reiner

  • Rob Reiner

  • Lionel Richie

  • Melissa Rivers

  • Haim Saban

  • Judith Sheindlin

  • Richard M. Sherman

  • Robert B. Sherman

  • Al Silvera (1935–2002)

  • Phil Spector

  • Booboo Stewart

  • James Stewart

  • Harry Styles

  • Brian Teacher (born 1954), tennis player

  • Leroy H. Watson

  • Betty White

  • Pharrell Williams

  • William Wyler


Beverly Hills is served by Beverly Hills Unified School District, which includes two kindergarten-through-fifth-grade schools (Hawthorne and Horace Mann), one middle school (Beverly Vista) and Beverly Hills High School. One alternative school, Moreno High School, shares its campus with the aforementioned Beverly Hills High School.

Beverly Hills also has several private schools. Good Shepherd School, a PreK-8 school, is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Other private schools include Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy.

View the school ratings and reviews here.


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