The Info List - Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills is a small affluent city in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and West Hollywood. Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town. By 2013, its population had grown to 34,658. Sometimes referred to as "90210", one of its primary ZIP codes, it was home to many actors and celebrities throughout the 20th century. The city includes the Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
shopping district and the Beverly Hills Oil Field.


1 History

1.1 Early history 1.2 20th century 1.3 21st century

2 Geography

2.1 Climate

3 Demographics

3.1 2010 3.2 2000

4 Government

4.1 Municipal government 4.2 County, state and federal representation

5 Infrastructure 6 Politics 7 Economy

7.1 Top employers

8 Education 9 Notable people 10 City media 11 Autonomous vehicles 12 Landmarks 13 In popular culture 14 Sister cities 15 See also 16 References 17 Bibliography 18 External links

History[edit] Early history[edit] Gaspar de Portolá
Gaspar de Portolá
arrived in the area that would later become Beverly Hills on August 3, 1769, travelling along native trails which followed the present-day route of Wilshire Boulevard. The area was settled by Maria Rita Quinteros de Valdez and her husband in 1828.[9] They called their 4,500 acres (18 km2) of property the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas.[10] In 1854, she sold the ranch to Benjamin Davis Wilson
Benjamin Davis Wilson
(1811–1878) and Henry Hancock (1822–1883).[9] By the 1880s, the ranch had been subdivided into parcels of 75 acres (0.30 km2) and was being rapidly bought up by anglos from Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and the East coast.[10] Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker
Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker
acquired most of it and used it for farming lima beans.[9][11] At this point, the area was known as the Hammel and Denker Ranch.[9] By 1888, Denker and Hammel were planning to build a town called Morocco on their holdings.[9][12] 20th century[edit]

Hammel and Denker ranch, c. 1905

In 1900, Burton E. Green, Charles A. Canfield, Max Whittier, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, William F. Herrin, W.S. Porter, and Frank H. Balch, formed the Amalgamated Oil Company, bought the Hammel and Denker ranch, and began looking for oil.[9][13][14] They did not find enough to exploit commercially by the standards of the time, though.[14] In 1906, therefore, they reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company, renamed the property "Beverly Hills," subdivided it, and began selling lots.[14][15] The development was named "Beverly Hills" after Beverly Farms
Beverly Farms
in Beverly, Massachusetts and because of the hills in the area.[13][14] The first house in the subdivision was built in 1907, although sales remained slow.[16] Beverly Hills was one of many all-white planned communities started in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area around this time.[17] Restrictive covenants prohibited non-whites from owning or renting property unless they were employed as servants by white residents.[12]:57 It was also forbidden to sell or rent property to Jews
in Beverly Hills.[18]

The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel
was the first substantial building project in what developed into Beverly Hills.

Burton Green began construction on The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel
in 1911. The hotel was finished in 1912. The visitors drawn by the hotel were inclined to purchase land in Beverly Hills, and by 1914 the subdivision had a high enough population to incorporate as an independent city.[13] That same year, the Rodeo Land and Water Company decided to separate its water business from its real estate business. The Beverly Hills Utility Commission was split off from the land company and incorporated in September 1914, buying all of the utilities-related assets from the Rodeo Land and Water Company.[19]

Aerial view of Pickfair, 1920

In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
bought land on Summit Drive and built a mansion, finished in 1921[20] and nicknamed "Pickfair" by the press.[21] The glamor associated with Fairbanks and Pickford as well as other movie stars who built mansions in the city contributed to its growing appeal.[20] By the early 1920s the population of Beverly Hills had grown enough to make the water supply a political issue.[22] In 1923 the usual solution, annexation to the city of Los Angeles, was proposed.[10]:65 There was considerable opposition to annexation among such famous residents as Pickford, Fairbanks, Will Rogers[23] and Rudolph Valentino.[24] The Beverly Hills Utility Commission, opposed to annexation as well, managed to force the city into a special election and the plan was defeated 337 to 507.[10]:65

Downtown Beverly Hills at night with Century City
Century City
in the distance

In 1925, Beverly Hills approved a bond issue to buy 385 acres (1.6 km2) for a new campus for UCLA. The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice also issued bonds to help pay for the new campus.[25] In 1928, the Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel (now the Beverly Wilshire Hotel) opened on Wilshire Boulevard
Wilshire Boulevard
between El Camino and Rodeo drives, part of the old Beverly Hills Speedway.[26] That same year oilman Edward L. Doheny
Edward L. Doheny
finished construction of Greystone Mansion, a 55-room mansion meant as a wedding present for his son Edward L. Doheny, Jr. The house is now owned by the city of Beverly Hills.[27] In the early 1930s, Santa Monica Park was renamed Beverly Gardens and was extended to span the entire two-mile (3-kilometer) length of Santa Monica Boulevard through the city. The Electric Fountain
Electric Fountain
marks the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. with a small sculpture at the top of a Tongva kneeling in prayer. In April 1931, the new Italian Renaissance-style Beverly Hills City Hall
Beverly Hills City Hall
was opened.[16]:9 In the early 1940s, black actors and businessmen had begun to move into Beverly Hills, despite the covenants allowing only whites to live in the city. A neighborhood improvement association attempted to enforce the covenant in court. The defendants included such luminaries as Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and Ethel Waters. Among the white residents supporting the lawsuit against blacks was silent film star Harold Lloyd. The NAACP
participated in the defense, which was successful. In his decision, federal judge Thurmond Clarke said that it was time that "members of the Negro race are accorded, without reservations or evasions, the full rights guaranteed to them under the 14th amendment."[28] The United States Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
declared restrictive covenants unenforceable in 1948 in Shelley v. Kraemer. A group of Jewish residents of Beverly Hills filed an amicus brief in this case.[29] In 1956, Paul Trousdale (1915–1990) purchased the grounds of the Doheny Ranch and developed it into the Trousdale Estates, convincing the city of Beverly Hills to annex it.[30][31][32][33][34][35][36] The neighborhood has been home to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Ray Charles, President Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
and, more recently, Jennifer Aniston, David Spade, Vera Wang, and John Rich.[33][37][38] In the late 1990s, the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) proposed to build an extension of the Metro Red Line along Wilshire Boulevard
Wilshire Boulevard
and into downtown Beverly Hills, but the city opposed it.[39] 21st century[edit] In 2001, LACMTA then proposed a bus rapid transit route down Santa Monica Blvd., but this was also opposed by the city and never built. Currently this stretch of road is served by less efficient Metro Rapid buses using pre-existing roadways.[39] By 2010, traffic in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas had grown bad enough that the city's habitual opposition had largely turned to support for subways within the city limits.[40] As part of the Westside Subway Extension
Westside Subway Extension
project, the Purple Line of the LA Metro Rail is planned to be extended through Beverly Hills, adding two underground stations at Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo by the 2020s.[41] In the midst of the 2015 drought, Beverly Hills was found to be one of the biggest water consumers in all of California.[42] As a result, they were asked by the state to reduce their consumption by 36%, prompting many residents to replace their lawns with native plants.[42] Meanwhile, the city government replaced the grass in front of the City Hall with Mexican sage.[42] In September 2015, the City of Beverly Hills signed an agreement with the State of Israel to work together on water use as well as "cybersecurity, public health, emergency services, disaster preparedness, public safety, counterterrorism and art and culture".[43] In July 2016, the City of Beverly Hills received the Livability Award from the United States Conference of Mayors
United States Conference of Mayors
for its Ambassador Program, which takes care of the city's homeless population.[44] The Beverly Hills Community Dog Park was dedicated on September 6, 2016.[45][46] In November 2016, the Beverly Hills City Council
City Council
passed a resolution to condemn the decision made by the UNESCO
to deny the Jewish history of Temple Mount
Temple Mount
and the Western Wall
Western Wall
in Jerusalem, Israel.[47] Geography[edit] Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. Specifically, Beverly Hills is bordered on the northwest by the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
neighborhood of Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay
neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles.[48] The area's "Platinum Triangle" is formed by the city of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills. In spite of the city's name, most residents live in the "flats" of Beverly Hills, which is a relatively flat land that slants towards the hills, and includes all of Beverly Hills itself. The houses situated in the hillside north of Sunset Boulevard have a much higher value than the average housing price for the rest of the city. Santa Monica Boulevard divides the "flats" into two areas, locally known as "North or South of the tracks," referring to the train tracks that were once used by the old Pacific Electric
Pacific Electric
streetcar line that traversed Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Blvd. Houses south of Wilshire Boulevard
Wilshire Boulevard
have more urban square and rectangular lots, in general 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 the lowest in Beverly Hills. Nearly all businesses and government offices in Beverly Hills are located south of Santa Monica Blvd. Two notable exceptions are the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Just outside the city limits to the west lies the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Country Club. Other locations commonly associated with Beverly Hills include the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Beverly Center, just outside the city limits to the east. Beverly Hills Post Office
Beverly Hills Post Office
is an area of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
that the Beverly Hills Post Office serves and carries the "Beverly Hills, CA 90210" mailing address. The other four, less-celebrated ZIP codes for Beverly Hills are: 90209, 90211, 90212 and 90213.[8] Along with the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
communities of Bel-Air and Brentwood, it is one of the "Three Bs",[49][50] a wealthy area in the Los Angeles Westside.[51] Climate[edit] Beverly Hills has a hot and warm Mediterranean micro-climate, with an average high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees Celsius) in August, and an average high of 67 degrees Fahrenheit (19.5 degrees Celsius) in January (source Weather.com). Beverly Hills also receives an average 18 inches (460 mm) of rain per year. Summers are marked by warm to hot temperatures with very little wind, while winters are warm to moderate, to cool with occasional rain alternating with periods of Santa Ana winds. Measurable snowfall has been recorded only in 1882, 1922, 1932, 1949 and 1958. Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1920 674

1930 17,429


1940 26,823


1950 29,032


1960 30,817


1970 33,416


1980 32,646


1990 31,971


2000 33,784


2010 34,109


Est. 2016 34,687 [7] 1.7%

U.S. Decennial Census[52]

2010[edit] The 2010 United States Census[53] reported that Beverly Hills had a population of 34,109. The population density was 5,973.1 people per square mile (2,306.2/km²). The racial makeup of Beverly Hills was 28,112 (82.4%) White (78.6% Non-Hispanic White),[6] 746 (2.2%) African American, 48 (0.1%) Native American, 3,032 (8.9%) Asian, 12 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 485 (1.4%) from other races, and 1,674 (4.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,941 persons (5.7%). The largest religious community are Persian Jews, who make up 26% of the population of Beverly Hills.[54] The Iranian Jewish community in Beverly Hills, numbering over 8,000, is the second largest Iranian Jewish community in the United States, after Great Neck, New York.[55][56] The Census
reported that 33,988 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 121 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized. There were 14,869 households, out of which 3,759 (25.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 6,613 (44.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,354 (9.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 494 (3.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 460 (3.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 131 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 5,400 households (36.3%) were made up of individuals and 1,834 (12.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29. There were 8,461 families (56.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.05. The population was spread out with 6,623 people (19.4%) under the age of 18, 2,526 people (7.4%) aged 18 to 24, 8,540 people (25.0%) aged 25 to 44, 9,904 people (29.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,516 people (19.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.6 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males. There were 16,394 housing units at an average density of 2,870.9 per square mile (1,108.5/km²), of which 6,561 (44.1%) were owner-occupied, and 8,308 (55.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.0%. 17,740 people (52.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 16,248 people (47.6%) lived in rental housing units. During 2009–2013, Beverly Hills had a median household income of $86,141, with 8.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[6] 2000[edit] As of the census[57] of 2000, there were 33,784 people, 15,035 households, and 8,269 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,954.0 people per square mile (2,300.5/km²). There were 15,856 housing units at an average density of 2,794.4/mi (1,079.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.06% White, 1.77% African American, 0.13% Native American, 7.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population. There were 15,035 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.02. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $70,945, and the median income for a family was $102,611. Males had a median income of $72,004 versus $46,217 for females. The per capita income for the city was $65,507. About 7.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% ages 65 or older. Government[edit] Municipal government[edit] See also: Historical list of Mayors of Beverly Hills

Early plans for City Hall

The Beverly Hills City Hall, built in 1931

Beverly Hills is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council including the mayor and vice mayor. The City Council
City Council
hires a city manager to carry out policies and serve as executive officer. Every odd-numbered year, either two or three members are elected for four-year terms. Each March the City Council
City Council
meets and chooses one of its members as mayor and one as vice-mayor. As of 2017, Lili Bosse is mayor, Julian Gold is vice mayor, and the other councilmembers are John Mirisch, Lester Friedman, and Robert Wunderlich.[2] Mahdi Aluzri serves as City Manager.[3] County, state and federal representation[edit] In the California
State Legislature, Beverly Hills is in the 26th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Allen, and in the 50th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Richard Bloom.[58] In the United States House of Representatives, Beverly Hills is in California's 33rd congressional district, represented by Democrat Ted Lieu.[59] Infrastructure[edit] The Beverly Hills Police Department
Beverly Hills Police Department
and the Beverly Hills Fire Department serve as emergency response for the city.

Beverly Hills Post Office

The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Beverly Hills.[60] The department operates the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Santa Monica, serving Beverly Hills.[61] The United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service
operates the Beverly Hills Post Office at 325 North Maple Drive,[62] the Crescent Post Office at 323 North Crescent Drive,[63] the Beverly Post Office at 312 South Beverly Drive,[64] and the Eastgate Post Office at 8383 Wilshire Boulevard.[65][66] The Beverly Hills Post Office
Beverly Hills Post Office
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
on January 11, 1985.[67] Politics[edit] The city of Beverly Hills widely opposed Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure which repealed legal recognition of same-sex marriages. The proposition passed statewide, but in Beverly Hills, only 34% voted in favor, and 66% voted against it.[68] In 2007, Jimmy Delshad became the city's first Iranian-born mayor, representing the city's large Persian Jewish
Persian Jewish
population.[69] Economy[edit]

The former Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation
headquarters in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is home to one Fortune 500
Fortune 500
company, Live Nation Entertainment. Since August 22, 2011, the headquarters of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
have been located in Beverly Hills.[70] The Los Angeles-area offices of Aeroflot[71] and El Al[72] are in Beverly Hills. Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation
formerly had its corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills. The original headquarters of GeoCities (at first Beverly Hills Internet) was at 9401 Wilshire Boulevard
Wilshire Boulevard
in Beverly Hills.[73] The large and still-productive Beverly Hills Oil Field
Beverly Hills Oil Field
has four urban drilling islands, which drill diagonally into the earth underneath the city. One drilling islands occasioned a 2003 lawsuit representing former attendees of Beverly Hills High School, approximately 280 of which having suffered from cancers allegedly tied to the drilling operations.[74] Top employers[edit] According to the city's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[75] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees

1 City of Beverly Hills 1,042

2 Beverly Hills Unified School District 642

3 Beverly Wilshire Hotel 620

4 The Beverly Hilton 599

5 The Beverly Hills Hotel 500

6 William Morris Agency 500

7 Saks Fifth Avenue 460

8 Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus
Group 430

9 Creative Artists Agency 425

10 The Peninsula Beverly Hills 400


Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills is served by Beverly Hills Unified School District, which includes four K-8 schools (Hawthorne, El Rodeo, Beverly Vista, and Horace Mann), Moreno High School, and the Beverly Hills High School. Beverly Hills also has several private schools. Good Shepherd School, a PreK-8 school in Beverly Hills, is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Other Beverly Hills private schools include Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy. Notable people[edit]

Desi Arnaz[76] Desi Arnaz, Jr.[77] Lucille Ball[76] Lionel Barrymore[78] Richard Barthelmess[79] John Batchelor Wallace Beery[80] Jack Benny[78] Polly Bergen[78] Floyd Mayweather[78] Justin Bieber[78] Monte Blue[80] Ward Bond[80] Hobart Bosworth[81] William Boyd[80] Albert Brooks[82] Johnny Mack Brown[80] Winifred Bryson[83] Richard Chamberlain[84] Rosemary Clooney[78] Lew Cody Phil Collins[85] Jackie Cooper[86] Jeanne Crain[87] Laird Cregar[80] Robert Cummings[88] Tony Curtis Ellen DeGeneres Richard Dreyfuss[77] Nelson Eddy Nanette Fabray Douglas Fairbanks Peter Falk[89] Mia Farrow José Ferrer Rhonda Fleming[90] George Gershwin[91] Ira Gershwin[92] Burton E. Green[93] Hank Greenberg[94] EJ Johnson Fritz Lang[95] Jennifer Lawrence[96] Logan Lerman[97] Mervyn LeRoy[98] Oscar Levant Jack Linkletter[99] Frank Lovejoy Hal March Kathy May Nicki Minaj Vincente Minnelli[100] Elizabeth Montgomery Demi Moore[101] Agnes Moorehead Maureen O'Sullivan Markus Persson[102] Mary Pickford André Previn[103] Carl Reiner Rob Reiner[77] Lionel Richie[104] Melissa Rivers[105] Gilbert Roland Ricky Schroder Charlie Sheen[106] Judith Sheindlin[107] Phil Spector[108] James Stewart[109] Harry Styles[110] Lisa Vanderpump[111] Betty White[77] William Wyler[112]

City media[edit]

Sign marking the Beverly Hills city limits

Beverly Hills is served by free weekly newspapers the Beverly Hills Courier and Beverly Hills Weekly. The BHUSD has a public-access television station called KBEV, which is run by the students of Beverly Hills High School.[113] KBEV was founded in 1968. KBEV produces many programs, including the Norman News, which is the longest running student news service in the country. Autonomous vehicles[edit] In April 2016,[114] the Beverly Hills City Council
City Council
passed a resolution[115] to create autonomous vehicles for public transportation within the next decade.[116] Mayor
John Mirisch has said this is one of his top priorities during his tenure as mayor. "This is a game-changer for Beverly Hills and, we hope, for the region," said Mirisch in the press release. "Beverly Hills is the perfect community to take the lead to make this technology a reality. It is now both feasible and safe for autonomous cars to be on the road."[117] Landmarks[edit]

Monument at the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden, Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Gardens Park Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden Beverly Hills City Hall Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills Hotel Beverly Hills Police Department Beverly Hills Public Library Beverly Hills Women's Club Beverly Wilshire Hotel Electric Fountain Greystone Mansion Greenacres La Cienega Park Pickfair Rodeo Drive Roxbury Memorial Park Virginia Robinson Gardens Will Rogers
Will Rogers
Memorial Park

In popular culture[edit] Beverly Hills has been featured in a number of television shows and movies, many of which capitalize on its reputation as a residence for the rich, including:

The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program (1950–1965) (and on his radio program from 1932–1955), The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
(1962–1971) Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop
(1984), Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop
II (1987), and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
(1986) Beverly Hills Teens
Beverly Hills Teens
(1987) Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (1988) Troop Beverly Hills (1989) Beverly Hills Ninja
Beverly Hills Ninja
(1990s) Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
(1990s) Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
(1990 to 2000) and 90210 (2008–2013) The Slums of Beverly Hills
The Slums of Beverly Hills
(1998) Totally Spies!
Totally Spies!
(2001 to 2015) and Totally Spies!
Totally Spies!
The Movie (2009) Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
(2008) The opening scene of The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
(1960-1968), showing Sheriff Taylor and Opie carrying fishing poles, was shot at the Franklin Canyon Reservoir
Franklin Canyon Reservoir
at the north end of town, just west of Coldwater Canyon.[118] The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
(2010–present) is a reality show featuring rich women living in and around Beverly Hills. Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
(2014–2016) is a reality show that showcases the lives of wealthy 20-somethings living in Beverly Hills. Devious Maids
Devious Maids
(2013–2016) is a TV show about maids working for rich people and celebrities living in Beverly Hills. Clueless (1995) Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
(2016) A comedy horror film about a family that moves from Chicago to Beverly Hills

Sister cities[edit]

Acapulco, Mexico[119] Cannes, France[119]

See also[edit]

List of largest houses in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Metropolitan Area

Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
portal California
portal United States portal Geography portal


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