Beverly Hills is a highly affluent city in Los Angeles County located within the Los Angeles Basin, surrounded on all sides by the City of Los Angeles except for West Hollywood, which is to the east. The Hollywood Hills are to the northeast.
Beverly Hills Post Office
Beverly Hills Post Office (BHPO) is the name commonly applied to the section of Los Angeles included in the 90210 zip code which is assigned to Beverly Hills. Some of the finest homes in Los Angeles County are located in the Beverly Hills Post Office area of Los Angeles which is generally north of the city.
Beverly Hills Flats
Beverly Hills Flats refers to the flat land area that makes up the vast majority of Beverly Hills real estate. The Beverly Hills Flats is divided between the North Flats and the South Flats with Santa Monica Boulevard being the dividing line. The homes in the North Flats are generally larger and more expensive.
The world famous Beverly Center is a large eight story first class shopping mall located on the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in the Beverly Center Area.
Los Angeles Country Club
The Los Angeles Country Club, established in 1897, is considered to be one of the most exclusive private country clubs in the United States. The club offers 36 holes of golf, tennis, an incredible clubhouse, and all of the amenities expected of a first rate club. The Los Angeles Country Club, also known as the L.A. Country Club, is adjacent to Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills.
The Platinum Triangle is the name of the area that includes the three highly affluent Westside communities of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel Air. The Platinum Triangle, in Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Basin, is an area of large estates, high property values, and wealthy residents.
Holmby Hills is a highly affluent neighborhood in Westwood which is in the Westside region of Los Angeles adjacent to Beverly Hills on the east and Bel Air on the north. Holmby Hills is made up of large residential estates and is part of the Platinum Triangle. It is only a few minutes from the University of California, Los Angeles and was home to Tongva Indians for more than 8,000 years. Residents have included Arthur Letts, Sidney Brody, Walt Disney, Jack Benny, Bugsy Siegel, Armand Hammer, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Donald Bren.
Armand Hammer Golf Course
Holmby Park is a public park located in Holmby Hills, and is home to both the 18-hole Armand Hammer Golf Course, and the Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club established in 1927. The park is located at 601 Club View Drive in Los Angeles and is adjacent to the Los Angeles Country Club.
Holmby Hills Homeowners Association
The Holmby Hills Homeowners Association, established in 1983, is a non-profit voluntary association founded by and for homeowners in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles for the purpose of maintaining the quiet residential nature of the neighborhood. The Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles is generally bounded on the east by Beverly Hills, on the west by Beverly Glen Boulevard and Bel Air, and on the south by Sunset Boulevard.
Trousdale Estates is a highly affluent neighborhood in Beverly Hills consisting of 532 large custom built single family estate homes. Residents have included Richard Nixon, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Groucho Marx, and Elvis Presley.
Rodeo Drive - Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is a world famous shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Stores and services include Chanel, Dior, Battaglia, bebe, Bijan, Brooks Brothers, Canali, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Guess, Hermes, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, Geary’s, Laliqae, Montblanc, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Chopard, David Orgell, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bally, Jimmy Choo, and many more. Rodeo Drive is just north of Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Library
The Beverly Hills Library is a full service library owned and operated by the city of Beverly Hills. It offers a valuable historical collection, computers, teen resources, a children’s area, and many other services.
Beverly Hills Historical Society
The Beverly Hills Historical Society, established in 1984, is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is "to serve as a resource of historical information; to collect, preserve and exhibit relevant memorabilia while promoting an appreciation of the rich history of the City of Beverly Hills." The organization is located at 444 North Roxford Drive in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Playhouse
The Beverly Hills Playhouse, founded in 1978, is a popular community theater that also offers acting lessons. The theater is located at 254 S. Robertson in Beverly Hills. Tickets are moderately priced, but the quality of performances is very high.
Beverly Park, which is divided into North Beverly Park and South Beverly Park, is a luxury gated community on the southern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Beverly Hills Post Office area of Los Angeles. The exclusive community covers over 250 acres and includes 71 homes ranging in size from 7,631 square feet to 28,887 square feet. Prices for homes start at over ten million dollars. North Beverly Park and South Beverly Park have separate homeowner associations. Residents of Beverly Park have included Michael Eisner, Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Meshulam Riklis, Sylvester Stallone, Ron Tutor, and Denzel Washington.
Roxbury Community Center and Memorial Park
Roxbury Community Center and Memorial Park, also known as Roxbury Park, is an eleven acre park in Beverly Hills that features lawn bowling, croquet, basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball, soccer, several picnic areas, and lots of beautiful green open space. The community room is available to the public on a rental basis. The park is located on Olympic Boulevard at Roxbury in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Gardens Park
Beverly Gardens Park, created in 1911, is a 1.9 mile linear park that is the site of the famous 40 foot long, illuminated Beverly Hills sign that has become one of the most photographed locations in Southern California. Beverly Gardens Park is the location of the highly popular Beverly Hills art shows that are held in May and October of each year. Other features include the Electric Fountain at Wilshire, a unique cactus garden, rose garden, walking and jogging paths, and more. Beverly Gardens Park separates the commercial area of Beverly Hills from the residential areas.
La Cienega Community Center and Park
La Cienega Community Center and Park is across the street from the La Cienega Tennis Center in Beverly Hills. Facilities include three baseball fields (two of which convert to soccer fields seasonally), a jogging path, outdoor exercise equipment, children's play equipment, picnic tables, barbeques, and plenty of green open space. The park’s community center offers recreational classes for children, adults, and seniors. There is also a preschool program for residents of Beverly Hills.
La Cienega Tennis Center
The La Cienega Tennis Center is located in Beverly Hills. There are 16 lighted tennis courts, showers, locker rooms, and a pro-shop offering tennis instruction. Two rooms are available at the center for rent, perfect for meetings and parties. La Cienega Tennis Center is across the street from La Cienega Community Center and Park.
Electric Fountain at Wilshire
The famous Electric Fountain at Wilshire is located in Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills. The fountain changes its lighting and water flow every eight minutes. It is quite beautiful and worth seeing.
Will Rogers Memorial Park
Will Rogers Memorial Park was established in 1915 in Beverly Hills as Sunset Park. In 1926, entertainer Will Rogers became the first “Honorary Mayor” of Beverly Hills and in 1952 the city renamed the public park Will Rogers Memorial Park. The park is shaped like a triangle bordered by Sunset Boulevard, North Canon Drive and North Beverly Drive. The park is next to the world famous Beverly Hills Hotel. It is quite beautiful and features a pond with fish and turtles, tall palm trees, a large fountain, restrooms, and lots of green open space.
Virginia Robinson Gardens - Beverly Hills
The Virginia Robinson Gardens, established in 1911, is the first estate to be established in Beverly Hills. It was the private home of Virginia Robinson and Harry Robinson, heir to Robinsons Department Stores. Today it consists of the botanical gardens and historic Beaux Arts style mansion. The mansion is furnished with antiques and artifacts from all over the world. The gardens and mansion are managed by the County of Los Angeles and are open to the public for Docent Tours by reservation. The Virginia Robinson Gardens was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and is well worth visiting.
Greenacres - The Harold Lloyd Estate
The Harold Lloyd Estate, also known as Greenacres, is a 45,000 square foot, 44 room mansion located at 1740 Green Acres Drive in Beverly Hills. It was built in 1928 by Harold Lloyd on 15 acres. It is a privately owned property, listed on the National Register of Historic places used for civic fundraising events and as a filming location.
The Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, was purchased by the city of Beverly Hills in 1965 and became a park in 1971 and is often used for special events. The mansion is a magnificent 46,000 square foot, 55 room residence. At the time it was constructed, it was the most expensive home built in California up to that point in time. In 1976, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tudor style mansion, completed in 1928, was once owned by Edward L Doheny who drilled the first successful oil well in Los Angeles.
Beverly Grove is a small affluent neighborhood that is adjacent to both Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Beverly Grove is home to the eight story Beverly Center and more than 24,000 people.
Benedict Canyon Drive
Benedict Canyon is a ravine and street in the Santa Monica Mountains that connects Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley to Beverly Hills. Some of the most expensive homes in the Los Angeles Basin can be found in Benedict Canyon from its high point at Mulholland Drive, south to Beverly Hills where it meets Sunset Boulevard at the site of the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. Benedict Canyon Drive splits into N. Rodeo Drive and N. Cannon Drive south of Sunset Boulevard.