Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills


Beverly Hills is known around the world for its upscale shopping, celebrity mansions, and high-end hotels. Within less than five square miles, you find four-star restaurants, five-diamond retreats, and five-star hotels. Beverly Hills is the most expensive city in America to live in. Median home prices run upwards of $2.2 million for houses and estates in the “flat” streets that run south of Sunset Boulvard, and in the hills that lead into the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. Since its conception as a community in 1906, Beverly Hills has housed TV and silver screen stars like Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Madonna and Eddie Murphy. Some of the first residents of Beverly Hills were Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, an elite film duo who built their dream home and called it “Pickfair.” The lush green landscape, perfectly-clean streets, and exclusive businesses and homes made Beverly Hills a prime destination for movie and television filming over the years. Beverly Hills serves as a backdrop in many well-known TV shows and movies, such as The Beverly Hillbllies, Beverly Hills 90210, and Beverly Hills Cop. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts made a stint through Beverly Hills in the film “Pretty Woman.”

Beverly Hills may be the finest place on the globe for shopping. Sophisticated boutiques and designer fashion powerhouses like Chanel, Armani and Prada line famed streets like Rodeo and Canon. The elite go to Beverly Hills to browse latest trends and buy brand name wear from shops like Versace, La Perla, and Gucci. Two Rodeo Drive is a charming cobblestone shopping street with a Spanish staircase that leads to retailers like Vertu, Lalique, and Tiffany & Co. Wilshire Boulevard’s Department Store Row, houses Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Barney’s New York. Beverly Hills is equally known for it’s indulgent food. Perfectly manicured streets lined with open-air cafes and bistros invite passers-by in for organic meals, gourmet lattes, and high tea. Every Thursday, a farmers’ market operates on Civic Center Way, selling farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and cut flowers. This iconic paradise has everything in its place and nothing out of place. The Beverly Canon Gardens delights visitors with 33,000 square feet of open park area for relaxing, reading, or meditating. Live Concerts on the Green at Canon, are held during the months of July and August on Thursday evenings. Also in Beverly Hills, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, home of the Academy Awards, and The Paley Center for Media are attractions worth spending a few hours at. And, not to be missed is the Greystone Mansion, a historic estate located off of Sunset Boulevard on Mountain.

Major landmark include the famous Beverly Hills Hotel, surrounded by 12-acres of gardens and walkways, which has attracted several celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, John. F. Kennedy and others. Visit the Greystone Mansion, a registered historical landmark used in many movies, explore the city’s treasures through the Trolley Tours, Walking Tours, upcoming affairs in the Gardens Art Show, the City’s Municipal Gallery for special exhibitions, and Paley Center for Media museum, filled with screening rooms including two theatres. Other attractions include the world famous Rodeo Drive with the most expensive shopping streets, boutiques, and restaurants, The Museum of Television and Radio having nearly 120,000 programs available for listening and viewing, Civic Center at Beverly Hills City Hall, Electric Fountain, La Cienega Park, and Beverly Gardens Park.




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