Home to some of the most
expensive real estate in the world, the name Beverly Hills speaks for itself. With
global name recognition, many people still don’t know some of the many reasons
residents choose to make this city within a city their home. Surrounded by the
city of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is now home to 34,290 inhabitants. Sometimes
merely known by one of its primary zip codes, “90210”, it well-known as the
residence of many actors and celebrities but is also home to many other
families who love school system and the great city services. Beverly Hills is
bordered on the northwest by the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air and the
Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood
and the Fairfax District, and on the south by the Beverlywood neighborhood.
Houses south of Wilshire Boulevard are generally a bit smaller than those to
the north. There are also more apartment buildings south of Wilshire Blvd. than
anywhere else in Beverly Hills, and the average house value south of Wilshire
is more affordable than elsewhere in Beverly Hills. Families love the K-12
Beverly Hills schools, which operate as their own entity.
Hills has operated 4 Elementary Schools serving grades K-8, and one High
School, grades 9-12. In October 2018, The Beverly Hills School Board
voted to reconfigure their (four) K-8 schools to (two) TK-5 schools at Hawthorne and Horace Mann, and (one) 6-8 consolidated middle school at Beverly Vista in August 2019, and to take El Rodeo off-line for construction for 2 years, beginning June 2019.
- El Rodeo school community grades K-5 students will move
- Beverly Vista school community grades TK-5 will move to
- El Rodeo, Hawthorne, Horace Mann school communities’
grades 6-8 will move to Beverly Vista
City services in Beverly
Hills are stellar; Beverly Hills has its own police, fire-fighters, a great
library, and more recently, The Wallis (The Annenberg Center for the Performing
Arts). World renown for its shopping and dining, Beverly Hills is also home to
many entertainment companies, law firms and medical care facilities, making a
convenient commute for many.