Located in Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills real estate is bordered by the Santa Monica
Mountains as well as Los Angeles neighborhoods. According to the 2010 census, this area has a population of 34,109. There are a number of celebrities that make their home in Beverly Hills. Although the city may be called Beverly Hills, many residents live in an area that is known as the “flats.” This is an area that includes the entire city of Beverly Hills south of Sunset Boulevard. The hills are north of Sunset Boulevard. Homes in the hills are much more elaborate and expensive than the other areas of Beverly Hills.
At one time the Pacific Electric streetcar line navigated Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Boulevard. Today this area separates the “flats” of Beverly Hills real estate into south of the tracks or north of the tracks. Beverly Hills homes for sale south of the tracks are typically smaller than their northern neighbors. There are also more apartments located here than elsewhere in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills has been in existence since 1906, when it was a new development where buyers could build custom homes. It may surprise you that Beverly Hills real estate was once an area where lima beans were grown. Beverly Hills is known for the warm Mediterranean climate and this is one of the reasons for the popularity of the city. Very rarely has this city had snow – only four times since 1882.
Those who purchase Beverly Hills homes for sale are served by the Beverly Hills Unified School District. This includes four schools with grades K thru 8 and Moreno High School and Beverly Hills High School. There are a number of private schools, one of which is the Good Shepherd School for children from Pre-K to 8th grade. This school is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
One of the things that Beverly Hills is known best for is shopping and it is deemed one of the most sensational places in the world to do so. Rodeo Drive is considered the elite shopping area. Via Rodeo is a Spanish cobblestone street leading to 2 Rodeo Drive, where a mini mall with several fashionable shops and restaurants are located. The Fortune 500 company, Live Nation Entertainment is located in Beverly Hills and there are many other companies that base their operations in this city. John Paul Mitchell Systems, Platinum Equity and Sparks Networks are a few examples. This affluent Beverly Hills real estate provides a selection of homes ranging from affordable to the elite.