Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills City HallThink all the boons of the ‘burbs – quiet, safety, privacy – and all the glitz of the metro – shopping, dining, proximity. Trademarked with palm tree-lined lanes, wealthy movie people, and unshakeable sunshine, Beverly Hills is the better behaved and almost as famous next-door neighbor to Hollywood.

There’s more to Beverly Hills than the mansions dotting the stars’ maps for sale, or the West Coast’s Fifth Avenue and tabloid darling Rodeo Drive. Though Beverly Hills’ beginnings lie with Hollywood’s beginnings – the creme de la creme of the movie industry first settled there during the 1910’s – and while Beverly Hills remains home to some of the wealthiest in The Biz – capital “T,” capital “B” – once you get below Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills might pass for the sophisticated older sister to Los Angeles’ best west suburbs.

Beverly Hills’ Location in Los Angeles

A street with palm trees in Beverly Hills

Nestled between Santa Monica and Century City (to the west) and West Hollywood (to the east), the San Fernado Valley is at Beverly Hills’ northern boundary and Culver City and Los Angeles proper at its south.

Beverly Hill’s Weather

Like the rest of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills’ weather plays like a year-round spring – Beverly Hills’ warms up to 78°F on average (August-September) and Beverly Hills chills lowest at about 49°F (December-January).

Transportation

Beverly Hills main thoroughfares are Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., and Sunset Blvd., all of which run east/west through most of Los Angeles. Coldwater Canyon Dr. runs between the canyons of Hollywood hills, north to the San Fernando Valley.

Beverly Hills’ Schools

Most of Beverly Hills is served by its Beverly Hills Unified School District, composed of four kindergarten through eighth grade elementary schools, and Beverly Hills High School, which boasts high academic achievement. Some of Beverly Hills is also served by Los Angeles Unified School District, and a variety of private schools such as Emanuel Academy of Beverly Hills, Page Private School, Good Shepherd Catholic School, and Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy.

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Sep 2006
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