Welcome to Beverly Hills
Peak Hollywood glamour and grandiose luxury
Beverly Hills oozes opulence and luxury. Visitors from all over the world flock to Beverly Hills to immerse themselves in its Hollywood grandeur and indulge in fine dining, iconic shopping, and amazing spas. This diverse and highly populous city is known for its cultural attractions — it boasts more than a hundred museums — and brims with an endless array of world-class entertainment and amenities. The city is also home to a number of wonderful recreation and park facilities and immaculate green spaces.
Residents greatly benefit from Beverly Hills’s prime location. Situated just six miles northeast of Santa Monica and nine miles west of downtown Los Angeles, this iconic mecca is at the center of some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Southern California. It’s flanked by Westwood — home to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) — and West Hollywood on the east.
What began as a lima bean farm more than 100 years ago has evolved into a gorgeous, thriving SoCal oasis beloved by locals and tourists alike.
What to Love
- World-famous shopping and dining
- Excellent public school system
- A cultural hub with hundreds of museums
- Unexpected lush green spaces
Anchored by the world-famous Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills is a playground for the Hollywood elite and a discerning shopper’s paradise. Beautiful, lush parks and green spaces surround the fine dining, shopping, and luxury residences along the palm tree-lined streets. Many homes in Beverly Hills are grand estates hidden behind gates for optimal privacy.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Given Beverly Hills’s reputation as the entertainment capital of the world, it’s no wonder the city boasts an impressive culinary scene with meals created by world-renowned chefs, as well as scores of boutiques filled with designer brands.
Rodeo Drive is practically synonymous with Beverly Hills. This three-block stretch is famous for designer labels and haute couture fashion, and it’s where the movers and shakers of Los Angeles come to shop and dine.
Replenish yourself after your shopping excursion with fresh pasta from Il Pastaio. Try their popular pumpkin ravioli, squid ink risotto, or arrabbiata (a house favorite!). Avra features traditional Greek cuisine in a setting reminiscent of an open-air villa in Greece. For a vibrant social scene set against the panoramic views of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, look no further than The Rooftop by JG at Waldorf Astoria. Enjoy cocktails or a decadent meal in an impeccably styled garden setting. For high-end Chinese cuisine in stylish digs, head to celebrity haunt Mr. Chow or check out Capital Seafood for a more authentic dining experience.
Things to Do
There’s plenty to do in this entertainment and cultural hub. Beverly Hills plays host to a plethora of community-sponsored events, from car shows, art festivals, and pet parades to holiday celebrations, farmers’ markets, and outdoor concerts.
Beverly Hills is filled with unexpected, hidden slices of lush nature and pristine green spaces and parks. The five-acre Will Rogers Memorial Park is situated at the heart of Beverly Hills and features rose gardens, palm and dragon trees, and a fountain.
For the quintessential Beverly Hills experience, head to the world-famous Beverly Hills Gardens Park. Tourists pack the park to snap photos of the iconic Beverly Hills Sign, one of the most photographed spots in the city. Once you’ve scoped out the uber-popular landmark, stroll the nearly two-mile length of the park starting at Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard and ending at Doheny and Santa Monica Boulevard. Seeking a more dog-friendly adventure? Head to the Beverly Hills Dog Park, where your pup can run and play off-leash.
Built in 1928 for the son of a prominent oil baron, the Greystone Mansion encompasses acres of lush parkland. The home was bought by the city of Beverly Hills in 1965, and now visitors can stroll the beautiful gardens, fountain, pool, and inner courtyard area. This 46,000-square-foot estate is most famous for being used in an array of films and TV shows.
Car enthusiasts rejoice at the Concours d'Elegance, a showcase of the world’s finest automobiles traveling through the streets of Beverly Hills and along Rodeo Drive.
The Holiday Lighting Celebration is a cherished spectacle among locals and visitors alike. This time-honored tradition transforms Rodeo Drive into a holiday wonderland surrounded by festive, glittering lights.
Beverly Hills is served by Beverly Hills Unified School District. Top schools include:
Beverly Hills High School, 9-12
El Rodeo Elementary, K-8
Beverly Vista Elementary, K-5