Playground of the rich and famous, Beverly Hills is the home of some of our nation’s most opulent homes, hotels and personalities. Visitors flock to its glitzy streets to experience the glamor of Hollywood, world-class shopping, fine dining and star-gazing.
Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, it 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 with a population density of 5,973.1 people per square mile. The city boasts the largest Iranian Jewish community (over 8,000) in the United States.
In spite of the city’s name, most residents live in the “flats” of Beverly Hills, which is a relatively flat land that includes all of Beverly Hills itself. 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 streetcar line that traversed Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Blvd. There are more apartment buildings south of Wilshire Blvd. than anywhere else in Beverly Hills. Nearly all businesses and government offices in Beverly Hills are located south of Santa Monica Blvd., two notable exceptions being the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Just outside the city limits to the west lies the 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.
Known primarily for its vast and opulent estates, Beverly Hills is also a community of renters. In 2010, 47.6% of its residents approximately 35,000 residents lived in rental housing. Our office is located just four miles east of Beverly Hills, thus making it possible to respond quickly to issues at properties in this area.