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Overview

Introduction to Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills, California, in Los Angeles county, is 6 miles NE of Santa Monica, California (center to center) and 9 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is a popular tourist destination and features some of the largest houses in the county and the United States. Beverly Hills is one of the most expensive housing areas in the nation. It's bordered on the north by the Santa Monica Mountains.

The community has a large number of celebrity residents. The well known Sunset Boulevard traverses through the city. Most residents live in the flat areas. The most expensive homes are situated in the hills. Beverly Hills includes a large Iranian-American community.

Beverly Hills History

In 1769 Gaspar de Portola and his expedition arrived in the region. The expedition included Franciscan priests. In 1848 California was acquired by the United States in the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo. It was named after the rolling hills situated in Beverly Massachusetts. In 1906 the Percy H. Clark Co. announced that Beverly Hills was open.

In 1911 construction began on the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. Numerous show business celebrities made Beverly Hills their home. The city created a marketing campaign which emphasized it was one of the most glamorous cities in the world for shopping.

Beverly Hills Attractions

  • The Beverly Hills Food Festival is an annual event occurring in the Beverly Gardens Park.
  • Two Rodeo offers a variety of restaurants, boutiques and salons.
  • Greystone Mansion is a Tudor style structure and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion and the land are often featured in movies and on television.
  • Walden Drive is an attractive street and is often featured in movies.
  • The historic City Hall is an impressive structure.
  • Rodeo Drive is a well known, expensive shopping location.
  • Museum of Radio and Television features a huge collection of television and radio programs.
  • Beverly Drive is a popular shopping destination.
  • A trolley ride through Beverly Hills is available which travels by the homes of celebrities and well known shopping areas.

Beverly Hills Activities

The Beverly Gardens Park is situated along Santa Monica Boulevard and includes a jogging path, gardens and a pond. La Cienega Park is a popular destination and provides opportunities for athletic activities. The Los Angeles Country Club is popular with celebrities. Hollywood, the beautiful beaches in Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Pier are nearby. Los Angeles is a short distance away and offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment.

Beverly Hills Higher Education

UCLA is nearby.

Beverly Hills Transportation

Air travel is provided at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,627
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+16,435
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.3%
Median Earnings25+$62,789
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,397
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,010

Wealth

Median Family Income$141,721
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home13.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,988
Median House Value$1,900,500

Ancestry

Iranian25.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.8%
Russian8.6%
German6.2%
Polish6.1%
English4%
Italian3.5%
Irish3.5%
Arab2.7%
French Except Basque2.7%
Hungarian1.7%
Ukrainian1.4%
Romanian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Iraqi1.1%
Israeli1%
Swedish1%
Moroccan0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Australian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Turkish0.1%
African0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Beverly Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90210, 90211, 90212
P.O. Box Zip Codes90209, 90213
Phone Area Codes310, 323, 424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.07
Approximate Longitude-118.39

Beverly Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationU C L A
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp53 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 77 F
Oct Temp59 to 75 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches
StationBURBANK VALLEY PUMP PLNT
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp54 to 82 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches
StationCANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp57 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Culver City39,395$102,787
Glendale197,895$66,671
Inglewood111,012$48,391
Los Angeles3,918,872$57,055
Santa Monica92,247$117,297
West Hollywood35,661$92,867

Beverly Hills Public Libraries

Beverly Hills Public Library
444 N. REXFORD DR.
Beverly Hills, California
(310) 288-2220

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Beverly Hills Public Schools

El Rodeo Elementary
605 N. Whittier Dr.
ZIP: 90210
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Hawthorne Elementary
624 N. Rexford Dr.
ZIP: 90210
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Horace Mann Elementary
8701 Charleville Blvd.
ZIP: 90211
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Beverly Hills High
241 Moreno Dr.
ZIP: 90212
High
Total Enrollment 1633
Beverly Vista Elementary
200 S. Elm Dr.
ZIP: 90212
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Moreno High (continuation)
241 Moreno Dr.
ZIP: 90212
High
Total Enrollment 21

Beverly Hills Private Schools

Beverly Hills Presbyterian Ps & Kindergarten
505 N Rodeo Dr
ZIP: 90210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Cuddles Creative Child Care
441 N Oakhurst Dr # 602
ZIP: 90210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Page Private School - Beverly Hills
419 S Robertson Blvd
ZIP: 90211
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Temple Emanuel Academy Day School
8844 Burton Way
ZIP: 90211
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
Good Shepherd Catholic School
148 S Linden Dr
ZIP: 90212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
Hillel Hebrew Academy
9120 W Olympic Blvd
ZIP: 90212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 401
Kabbalah Children's Academy
9250 W Olympic Blvd
ZIP: 90212
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
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