Beverly Glen

Beverly Glen


Take a drive through the Los Angeles community of Beverly Glen and you will probably feel like you’ve entered another world. A near utopia, nestled in a rustic canyon seconds from urban Los Angeles, Beverly Glen is characterized by winding roads, forest-like foliage, and a small-town camaraderie among residents. The close-knit neighborhood is made up of a population of 600 people, who live in charming homes and estates surrounded by sycamores, dense woods, and climbing hills. The upper class enclave is bordered by Sunset Boulevard to the south, and Mulholland Drive to the North. The main thoroughfare, Beverly Glen Drive, lends its name to the community and is a major road taking travelers from the Westside of Los Angeles into the San Fernando Valley.

Beverly Glen hosts several annual events that strengthen the bond between residents and celebrate the beauty of the topography that they call home. The Beverly Glen Fair takes place each year, as it has for the past 50 years, offering children’s activities, games, dancing, food, and arts and crafts for young and old. The festivities kick off with a parade that features a fire truck, and end with a celebration of music featuring local artists, many from the community. Residents anticipate Beverly Glen’s yearly Garden Walk, and organized nature walks allow families to explore hiking trails that lead to the Stone Canyon Reservoir, where George Harrison once owned a home.

The neighborhood of Beverly Glen has its own community center, where kids playgroups meet, parties are held, and exercise classes encourage families to come together with common fitness goals. The center has a cozy fireplace, a playground, and function rooms to hold meetings. Beverly Glen’s Briarwood Park, situated on Almaden Court, is a great outdoor space to revel in the nature that engulfs this picturesque community. Beverly Glen is served by a few quaint markets and small business that line Beverly Glen Drive. The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department have jurisdiction over the area, and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s boundaries allow school-aged children to attend one of two elementary schools. Emerson Middle School and University High School are the home schools for upper-graders. The Beverly Glen Residents Association works with the community to address issues pertaining to preserving the quality of life in the canyon.

Major attractions include the annual Glen Fair held at the Beverly Glen Place, Les and Dorothy River Community Center, The Glen Center, local hikes and nature walks around Santa Monica Mountains.




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