Beverly Hills


In Beverly Hills, celebrities, residents and visitors mingle along Rodeo Drive, marvel at art installations across the city and share in the appeal of this popular photo and film destination. And although it’s gushing with glamour, it’s also a small suburb that thousands of neighbors call home.
Fountains, swanky shops, rose gardens and parks embellish Beverly Hills, and it offers not only a range of home styles but enough dining, entertainment and arts to satisfy a smorgasbord of appetites.

Architectural styles include stately Spanish stucco manors, storybook cottages, Tudor Revivals, midcentury modern styles and new construction luxury homes. Most are in the single to triple-digit million-dollar range. The landscape is rich with fan palms, junipers and sycamores and has earned Beverly Hills a Tree City USA award for decades.
A number of public, charter and private schools are within Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills High is treasured as a filming location for the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and boasts many famous alumni. Students here also enjoy a full music production studio.

In the center of Beverly Hills, the nearly 2-mile linear Beverly Gardens Park is a popular public park adorned with well-established trees, cactus and rose gardens and significant public art pieces. These pieces include the steel “Erratic,” the geometric three-dimensional “Playground” and “Endless V,” a seated human crafted of letters from eight different languages.
Tourists often take photos with these sculptures or by the Beverly Hills sign at the park’s lily pond. Cherished as one of Beverly Hills’ original landmarks from the 1900s, Beverly Gardens has been renovated over the decades to restore the grounds.

Beloved as much as the luxury attractions here, locals head to Beverly Hills Farmer Market weekly for its abundance of locally grown goods, artisan bread, fresh juices and more in a lively outdoor venue. And even though the neighborhood is dense with tourist attractions, all your life essentials are within easy reach, including the Beverly Hills Public Library on North Rexford Drive or specialty pharmacies and medical centers.

You won’t find a Walmart in Beverly Hills, but you’re always close to familiar retailers such as Rite Aid, Whole Foods Market and Ralph’s grocery store. Day spas, dentists, plastic surgeons and optometrists are also plentiful.

Enjoy your choice of more than a dozen coffee shops for the perfect cup, including La Colombe Coffee Roasters, renowned for its ethically sourced beans and sustainable practices. You’ll also find national restaurant chains in Beverly Hills, such as the first Cheesecake Factory and the familiar Ocean Prime. But you won’t want to miss some of the specialty cuisine spots known as celebrity faves, including Beauty & Essex, with its 20-foot oval skylight and famous ribeye. The Cabana Café at the Beverly Hills Hotel is a prime outdoor dining choice for glimpsing the hotel pool’s glitzy guests.

There are eateries for all tastes here, from casual sandwiches to ice cream shops to five-star dining. Spago, by Wolfgang Puck, will fulfill your quest for fancy, and Mulberry Street Pizzeria is a low-key space to sling back a slice.

Although famous for world-class shopping at Cartier, Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton along Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills is also a neighborhood of artistic and musical celebration.
For more than 50 years, Beverly Hills residents and visitors have converged at the historic Beverly Gardens Park for the Beverly Hills Art Show each fall and spring across several city blocks. Artwork from more than 200 local, regional and national artists is on display and for sale during this creative experience, complete with food trucks, artist demos and children’s activities. Each year, one new piece is chosen to be showcased on city grounds.

All year long, residents and tourists pose with famous art sculptures installed in the park, including the 8-foot-tall stainless-steel hand folded into a peace sign, designed and dedicated by Ringo Starr in honor of his signature gesture.

Beverly Hills City Hall has served as a hub of civic activity since the 1930s and is home to some of the city’s favorite architecture and fine arts.
Summers include free concerts in Beverly Canon Gardens and Doggy Daze in autumn brings thousands to Roxbury Park’s Wiggly Field for pet contests, a pet parade and food trucks.