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 1920’s 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.
Most residents live in the “flats” of Beverly Hills, which is a relatively flat land that slants towards the hills, and includes all of Beverly Hills south of Sunset Blvd. The houses situated in the hillside north of Sunset Boulevard have a much higher value than the average housing price for the rest of the city.
Santa Monica Boulevard divides the “flats” into two areas, locally known as “North or South of the tracks,” referring to the train tracks that were once used by the old Pacific Electric streetcar line that traversed Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Blvd. 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.
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. 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 is served by the Beverly Hills Unified School District:
Horace Mann (K-5)
Beverly Vista Middle School
Moreno High School
Beverly Hills High School
Good Shepherd School (PreK – 8)
Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy