All About Beverly Hills
Approximately 90% of the City is zoned for residential use. In 2000, approximately 62% of the total dwelling units were apartments and condominiums, and 37% were single family houses. City records indicate that approximately 82% of the multi-family units are apartments and 18% are condominiums.
(2013 US Census Bureau)
A little history
Without question, Beverly Hills has had a long and storied past. Dating back to the mid-1700s when the first Spanish explorers came upon the native inhabitants of the region, the Tongva, this land was treasured for its most precious resource - water. Hence, its early name - El Rodeo de las Aguas (or Gathering of the Waters). Initially ranch and farmland, the region later transitioned to lima bean fields in the late 19th Century and then was developed as residential property and, ultimately, the "home to the stars" in the 1920s and 30s. It started with Pickfair, the famous estate built for Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, the "darlings" of the film industry at the time. Soon, others like Will Rogers, Rudolf Valentino and Tom Mix followed. The allure of Beverly Hills and the desire to reside in this community is as strong as it ever was.
Source: BHCVB LoveBeverlyHills.com
Average Condo/House Prices
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
over $1,000,000 (it was $993,600 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2013:
All housing units: $551,439;
Detached houses: $586,622;
Townhouses or other attached units: $430,826;
In 2-unit structures: $538,009;
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $423,149;
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $428,884;
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,622
Median gross rent in 2013: $1,969.
Beverly Hills Civic Center
The building was designed by renowned architect Charles Moore (1925-1993).
Drawing upon the Spanish Revival architecture of the city hall, Moore designed this building in a mixture of Spanish Revival, Art Deco and Post-Modern styles.
It includes courtyards, colonnades, promenades, and buildings, with both open and semi-enclosed spaces, stairways and balconies.
Beverly Hills Hotel
Affectionately known as the ‘Pink Palace’, The Beverly Hills Hotel is famous for legendary service and legendary guests.
Over the past one hundred years, Hollywood stars have enjoyed the timeless glamour of this dramatically beautiful setting, attracted by the relaxed resort-feel and seamless service. Located on Sunset Boulevard in the center of Beverly Hills, the 5 Star Hotel in Los Angeles is surrounded by 12 acres of lush, tropical gardens and exotic flowers.