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Cheviot Hills is a neighborhood of single-family homes on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California.

Founded in 1924, the neighborhood has been the filming location of countless movies and television shows due to its convenient location between Fox Studios and Sony Studios. The neighborhood has also long been home to many actors, television personalities, and studio executives.

According to The New York Times, Cheviot Hills is bounded by the northern limits of the Rancho Park Golf Course and the Hillcrest Country Club to the north, Patricia Avenue and Manning Avenue to the west and southwest, and Beverwil Drive and Castle Heights Avenue to the east and southeast.


According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Cheviot Hills' street and other borders are Rancho Park Golf Course and Hillcrest Country Club to the northwest; Anchor Avenue and Club Drive to the east; and Manning Avenue to the southwest. Using these boundaries, Cheviot Hills is flanked on the north by West Los Angeles and Century City, on the east by Beverlywood and Castle Heights, on the south by Palms, and on the west by Rancho Park.


The Mapping L.A. boundaries are broader than those recognized by the Cheviot Hills Homeowners' Association (CHHOA). Although the CHHOA covers areas beyond the original Cheviot Hills tract, such as Monte-Mar Vista and most of Tract 13945, Mapping L.A.'s boundaries also include all or parts other neighborhoods, such as Castle Heights and California Country Club Estates, which have their own homeowners' associations.

California Country Club Estates
Built in 1952 on the site of the former California Country Club, California Country Club Estates is a neighborhood of single-family homes that is known locally as New Cheviot, as opposed to the rest of Cheviot Hills which is known as Old Cheviot. The neighborhood is located within Cheviot Hills, bound to the north by Club Drive and to the west by Queensbury Drive, but has a separate home owner's association with binding CC&Rs attached to each lot, and its borders are marked by signs and central medians. The neighborhood was originally developed by Sanford Adler, the owner of the Flamingo Las Vegas and El Rancho Hotel and Casino, and included homes built by architects such as A. Quincy Jones.

Filming locations
Situated within a short drive of both Fox Studios and Sony Pictures Studios, the neighborhood has often been the site for the filming of motion pictures and television shows.

Examples dating to the 1920s and 1930s include the Laurel and Hardy films The Finishing Touch, Big Business, and Bacon Grabbers, among others. Later examples include The Ropers television series from the late 1970s and the movie Private School in 1983.

Parks and recreation
Cheviot Hills features the Cheviot Hills Park, the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, the Cheviot Hills Tennis Courts, and Rancho Park Golf Course. The park and recreation center have a community room which has a capacity of 80 to 100 people. In addition they have an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, an unlighted baseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, and lighted volleyball courts. The Cheviot Hills Tennis Courts consists of fourteen lighted tennis courts. The Cheviot Hills Pool is an outdoor unheated seasonal pool in Cheviot Hills. On May 11, 2012, after a campaign fundraiser at the nearby home of actor George Clooney, President Barack Obama played a game of basketball at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center with Clooney, actor Tobey Maguire and others.

There are also two private country clubs in the neighborhood, both of them founded in response to then-prevailing membership discrimination at other Los Angeles clubs. Hillcrest Country Club was founded in 1920 as a country club for Jews, then largely excluded from other clubs. It features an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and swimming pools. The Griffin Club, previously known as the Beverly Hills Country Club, was founded in 1926, and was originally intended for people working in the entertainment industry who, at that time, were also excluded by most Los Angeles clubs. It has tennis courts and swimming pools. In the past the neighborhood also contained the California Country Club, which was replaced by a development called California Country Club Estates in 1952. There is also a small park, Club Circle Park, in the heart of the neighborhood, and a playground, Irving Schachter Park, on the outskirts.

Notable Residents:

  • L. B. Abbott, cinematographer

  • Maria Altmann, recovered Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis

  • Lucie Arnaz, actress

  • Lucille Ball, actress

  • Travis Barker, drummer from Blink-182

  • Nuno Bettencourt, musician

  • Barbara Bel Geddes, actress

  •  Olympic silver medalist, actor known for the role of Tarzan.Bruce Bennett,

  • Arthur Bergh, composer

  • Jan Berry, singer

  • Benjamin Franklin Bledsoe, judge, candidate for mayor of Los Angeles

  • Ray Bradbury, author

  • Ty Burrell, actor

  • J. Curtis Counts,[65] sixth director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

  •  Harry Culver, real estate developer who founded Culver City, California

  • Vic Damone, singer

  • Glenn Danzig, singer

  • Brooklyn Decker, model, actress

  • Kelly Emberg, model

  • Alex Haley, author

  • June Haver, actress

  • Ted Healy, actor, creator of The Three Stooges

  • Jonah Hill, actor

  • Marin Hinkle, actress

  •  Anna Homler, artist

  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste, actress

  • Buster Keaton, actor

  • Stan Laurel, actor

  • Helie Lee, author, director

  • Laurie Levenson, law professor

  • Dave Madden, actor

  • Marjorie Main, actress

  • Thom Mayne, architect

  • Michael McKean, actor

  • Ken Mok, television producer

  • Christoper Miller, writer, director, producer

  • Agnes Moorehead, actress

  • Trevor Morris, music producer, composer

  • Bill Mumy, actor

  • Joel Murray, actor

  • George Newbern, actor

  • Annette O'Toole, actress

  • Jack Paar, comedian

  • John Payne, actor

  • Michelle Phillips, actress, singer best known for her vocals in the folk music band The Mamas & the Papas

  • Paul Pierce, NBA player

  • Mary Kay Place, actress

  • Maureen Reagan, actress, daughter of Ronald Reagan

  • Andy Roddick, professional tennis player

  • Leo Rosten, screenwriter

  • Hal Roach, film and television producer

  • William Shatner, actor best known for the role Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise.

  • Phil Silvers, actor

  • Patrick Soon-Shiong,  billionaire founder of Abraxis BioScience and American Pharmaceutical Partners

  • Pam Teeguarden, professional tennis player

  • Henri Temianka,musician

  • Daniel Thompson, inventor

  • Marshall Thompson, actor

  • Rudy Tomjanovich, former NBA player

  • Joseph A. Valentine, Academy Award nominated cinematographer

  • Tasia Valenza, actress

  • Johnny Weissmuller, Olympic gold medalist, actor who succeeded Bennett in the role of Tarzan.

  • Pete Wilson, governor of California and United States senator

  • Valerie Zimring, Olympic gold medalist


Sixty percent of Cheviot Hills residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high figure for both the city and the county. The percentages of residents of that age with a bachelor's degree or a master's degree were also considered high for the county.

The schools near Cheviot Hills are as follows:

  • Overland Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 10650 Ashby Avenue

  • Vista School, private K–12, 3200 Motor Avenue

  • Lycée Français de Los Angeles Kabbaz High School

View the school ratings and reviews here.




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