Beverly Hills is located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. The city's population is approximately 34,700, and it is bordered on all sides by the city of Los Angeles, as well as the neighborhood of West Hollywood. Beverly Hills homes are predominantly Spanish-style. Most homes have relatively large front and back lots, with ample space in between residences. Beverly Hills' south side generally has a large proportion of apartment complexes, which are also primarily in Spanish style and are generally well maintained. As of 2008, the average home price was $1.777 million.
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Beverly Hills is perhaps one of the most famous cities in the United States, due to its connection with the entertainment industry. It was first a planned community that catered to a particular demographic, but in the past few decades it has seen an increase in diversity. Beverly Hills is home to the Fortune 500 company Live Nation Entertainment and the media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). It is also home to The Beverly Center, a large mall with high fashion designers, as well as the famous Rodeo Drive shopping district. While Beverly Hills is a luxurious community that is intimately connected to the entertainment industry, it also has small-scale events, such as a weekly farmer's market, that help the city maintain an intimate feel. Despite its popularity, Beverly Hills has been able to enact measures that help keep it livable instead of turning into a major tourist attraction.
Beverly Hills High School is the city's only public high school, aside from an alternative school within its campus. BHHS has a 100% graduation rate and has many accolades, including a 2007 first place win in the 13th Annual California State University Northridge Journalism Skills Competition. BHHS has also been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, which is the top award given to schools by the United States Department of Education. In addition to its high academic standards, Beverly Hills High School has a natural connection to the entertainment industry. Directors, writers, and producers often scout students and attend the school's Broadway-style musical performances. Beverly Hills has a Mediterranean climate, with an average high of 85 in summer and 67 in winter. Most of the city has Mediterranean-style landscaping and tropical gardens. Beverly Hills is a premier place to raise a family in the United States, and the real estate value has a low chance of decreasing in the foreseeable future. If you're looking for a home in Beverly Hills, browse our listings to find your own California paradise.