Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles County bordered by West Hollywood, Westwood, Bel-Air, Beverly Glen, and the Santa Monica Mountains. Incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors, Beverly Hills has grown to a population of 34,658 and is home to many actors and celebrities.
In spite of its name, most residents live in the “flats” of Beverly Hills, as there are more apartments south of Wilshire Blvd. than anywhere else in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills real estate values have gone up 9.9% over the past year and the median home value is $3,074,700.
The Beverly Hills Unified School District includes four K-8 schools (Hawthorne, El Rodeo, Beverly Vista, and Horace Mann) and two high schools (Moreno High School and Beverly Hills High School). The school district ranks in the top 20 with the best teachers in California, and Beverly Hills High ranks top 50 in the best college preparatory public high schools in California.
Beverly Hills is home to Live Nation Entertainment, a Fortune 500 company, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Many television shows and films have featured the city, capitalizing on its reputation as a residence for the rich (Beverly Hills Cop I, II, III; Beverly Hills, 90210; Clueless; The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills).
Landmarks include Beverly Hills Public Library, Rodeo Drive, La Cienega Park, and Beverly Hills Hotel.