The term “90210” conjures up all kinds of images: the iconic Beverly Hills sign, high-end boutiques along the palm-lined sidewalks of Rodeo Drive, exotic-sounding vehicles like Bugatti and Maybach parked under the L.A. sun, plus a host of movies and TV shows that are too numerous to name.
It’s easy to see why Beverly Hills is the most filmed city in the world—it represents glamour, film, fashion, and L.A. history. Besides the shopping (easily the best in the world) and fine food (Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller have restaurants here), the city is teeming with art galleries, museums, and culture—most recently culminating in the development of the Wallis Annenberg Cultural Center of Beverly Hills.
Living in Beverly Hills
Not surprisingly, Beverly Hills boasts some of the nation’s most expensive real estate. In fact, the city frequently ranks among the nation’s top cities for luxury home sales in Coldwell Banker Previews International’s Luxury Market Report. Beverly Hills is about 11 miles from downtown Los Angeles and 10 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Nearby neighborhoods include: Westwood Village, Century City, Beverly Hills Post Office, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, West Hollywood, and Miracle Mile.
Beverly Hills was named after Beverly Farms in Beverly, Massachusetts and incorporated as a city in 1914.
Beverly Hills is the only city to boast: no hospital, no cemetery, no billboards, and no telephone or power wires.
The Beverly Hills ZIP code area is the richest per-capita area in the nation.
The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that make up Beverly Hills include: