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6 Reasons to Move to Beverly Hills, CA

1. Geography

Beverly Hills, California is surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains formed the city’s northwest border, the Beverly-wood neighborhood of Los Angeles the south limit; while the Carthay neighborhood, West Hollywood, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles border the city to the east.

The “Platinum Triangle” consists of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills. The area is home to several Hollywood celebrities, fine restaurants and stores. Rodeo Drive shopping district and the Beverly Hills Oil Field are part of Beverly Hills, and therefore, they are inside the Platinum Triangle.

In spite of its name, most of the topography in Beverly Hills is flat. “North or South of the tracks” is the term that the locals use to distinguish the “flats” (the two areas separated by Santa Monica Boulevard).

Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel, almost all the businesses and government offices in the community are located south of Santa Monica Boulevard.

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Beverly Center are located just outside the city limits to the east.

ZIP codes for Beverly Hills include: 90210 (the most celebrated), 90209, 90211, 90212 and 90213.

1.a Climate

Beverly Hills experiences a hot and warm Mediterranean micro-climate. In August, the average high temperature is at about 85 degrees Fahrenheit; in January the average high is 67 degrees.

During the summers the temperatures go from warm to hot and there’s not much wind; while in the winter, strong Santa Ana winds blow in the area, alternating with occasional rain. During this period, temperatures tent to be warm to moderate.

Beverly Hills gets approximately 16 inches of rain per year (the US average is 39). The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 34.

Although snow is very rare in the area, measurable snowfall was recorded in 1882, 1922, 1932, 1949 and 1958.

On average, there are 278 sunny days per year in the city.

2. Economy

Beverly Hills remains a premiere location for business, world-class travel, entertainment and retail thanks to the programs and initiatives that the Office of Economic Development, along with other City departments and local business organizations, supports and manages.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Aeroflot, Hilton Hotels Corporation, El Al and Live Nation Entertainment are some of the notable companies located in Beverly Hills.

Four (4) urban drilling islands from Beverly Hills Oil Field, drill diagonally into the earth underneath the city.

Top employers in the community include: City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills Hotel, William Morris Agency, Inc., Beverly Hills Uni-fied School District, Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Advance Building Maintenance, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.

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3. Education

Beverly Hills Unified School District operates four K-8 schools (Hawthorne, El Rodeo, Beverly Vista, and Horace Mann), and two high schools (Moreno High School, and the Bev-erly Hills High School). The K-12 enrollment is approximately 4187 students.

Each elementary school consists of a primary school (K-3), an intermediate school (4-5), and a middle school.

The school district, recognized nationally as a leader in education, employs nearly 320 certificated and 150 classified personnel. Students have consistently scored far above national averages on standardized achievement tests.

The city also has several private schools, including: Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, a PreK-8 school (Good Shepherd) which is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

3.a Library

The Beverly Hills Public Library documents the history of the town through photographs, correspondence, newspapers, telephone directories, biographies, maps, posters, government and political documents, architectural plans, data on public works and ephemera. People can view this collection by appointment only.

Some of the programs that the library offers include:

Tutoring or homework help:

Online help: Live online help from Monday through Friday 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. 24-7 Online Resources

In person: High school and younger students can visit the homework center Monday – Friday during the school year from 3:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.

The Adult Literacy Program helps adult learners (ages 18 and over) to improve their reading, writing, and comprehension skills.

Literacy Program Services offered by the library are:

Weekly Literacy Classes (drop-in students are welcome):

Conversation/Basic Skills Class

Mondays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

News For You Class

Thursdays from 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

One-on-One Tutoring

4. Government

Beverly Hills is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council. The members are elected to serve four-year terms. The Mayor and Vice Mayor positions rotate each year.

Collectively, the City Council establishes policies, adopts an annual budget, enacts local laws and provides vision and goals to the city manager, who is responsible for carrying out policies and serving as executive officer. In the California State Legislature, Beverly Hills is in the 26th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Allen, and in the 50th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Richard Bloom. In the United States House of Representatives, Beverly Hills is in California’s 33rd congressional district, represented by Democrat Ted Lieu.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

Public bicycles for short-term rental (Bike Share program) are available throughout the city.

Bike share enables one-way, point-to-point trips, similar to a taxi or carshare. Participants need a membership to check out a bike.

Beverly Hills senior residents age 62 and older and disabled residents of any age, enjoy the following free shuttle services. Each shuttle provides curb to curb pick-up and drop-off to and from the passengers’ home:

Dial-A-Ride Shuttle transports passengers to any location within the city, and also to areas adjacent to Beverly Hills for medical appointments only. For medical appointments reservations have to be scheduled one month in advance, and for non medical trips, just one week in advance.

Supermarket Shuttle operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shuttle serves three Ralphs on 10309 West Olympic Boulevard and Ralphs on 9040 Beverly Boulevard.

The Taxi Coupon Program allows Beverly Hills residents age 62 or older and disabled residents with certain medical conditions, purchase one taxi coupon book each month worth $24.00 for only $6.00. Participants can use a maximum of $12.00 worth of coupons for a taxi ride. For more information regarding the Taxi Coupon Program call (310) 981-9318.

Metro Bus Pass Senior Discount Program: eligible residents receive a 30-day discounted bus passes for only $7.00.

For more information regarding the MTA Bus Pass Senior Discount Program, visit the website metro.net or call (310) 285-6840.

Access Services Inc provides shared ride, curb-to-curb transportation to individuals with disabilities throughout the Los Angeles County, seven days a week, 24 hours a day in most areas, with reduced “Night Owl” services from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

To receive an application or for more information regarding this service call (800) 827-0829.

The Beverly Hills City Council is also focused on creating autonomous vehicles for public transportation within the next decade.

5.b Utilities

Residents and business of Beverly Hills receive utility services from the City and from private sector companies. The City’s Public Works Department provides solid waste, water, wastewater, and Storm-water. Private companies supply non-City utility services such as Cable TV (Time Warner Cable), Electricity (So Cal Edison), Gas (So Cal Gas Company),Telephone (AT&T) Internet Service Providers (AT&T, DirectTV, Dish Network, Exede, HughesNet, WildBlue, Time Warner Cable, etc).

6. Point of Interest

Beverly Hills offers a number of world-class recreation and park facilities including the Greystone Mansion & Gardens which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, and designated Beverly Hills Local Historic Landmark No. 4 in 2014.
Greystone Mansion & Gardens was formally dedicated as a public park in 1971, and it became a popular site for motion picture and television shoots, weddings, corporate events, photo shoots, meetings and more.
Beverly Cañon Gardens, located at 241 N. Cañon Drive, is the City’s newest green space.
Besides the beautifully landscaped gardens, the space features: public outdoor dining areas, water fountains, and public colonnaded walkways connecting Beverly and Cañon Drives.
Beverly Gardens not only boasts the world famous Beverly Hills Sign, which is one of the most photographed spots in the City, but also a cactus and a rose garden, the Wilshire Electric Fountain, the Doheny Fountain, arbors, and decomposed granite jogging and walking paths.
This linear park starts at Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard, and it ends at Dohney and Santa Monica Boulevard. The park goes from one fountain to another.
During the third weekends in May and October, residents celebrate the annual Beverly Hills Art Show on these grounds.
Other City parks offer passive settings, art sculptures, playgrounds and fountains.
La Cienega Park is considered the crown jewel of Beverly Hills athletic facilities. The three baseball diamonds, located in the facility (two of which convert to soccer fields seasonally), hosts multiple leagues. Other amenities include: a perimeter jogging track, a new pavilion featuring outdoor exercise equipment, a playground, barbecue grills, picnic tables, and a new snack bar (The Delicious Snack Co.), that is open 7 days a week.
In the Park’s Community Center people of all ages enjoy recreational classes, and the facility also hosts multiple children’s camps.
The Farmers’ Market, located along the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica, operates every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Visitors enjoy two hour free parking in the Civic Center Parking Structure.

In the heart of Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive offers three blocks of pure luxury, fashion and lifestyle. Many exclusive events take place in Rodeo Drive, all year around.
There are several tours in the city that are worth taken, one of them is the Beverly Hills Walking Tour: “Art & Culture”, where visitors can appreciate the large variety of art, architecture and cultural attractions in the community at the Paley Center for Media, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills City Hall, Beverly Gardens Park, O’Neill House, The Witch’s House, Gagosian Gallery, the Walk of Style Plaques, Anderton Court, Robert Graham’s Torso, Two Rodeo shopping center with its collection of stores and restaurants; and the Galerie Michael.
The Beverly Hills Walking Tour: “A Day with Family” makes the following stops: Beverly Hills Sign & Lily Pond, at Beverly Gardens Park; Sprinkles (to get a taste of their famous cupcakes); The Witch’s House, Nate ‘n Al, Beverly Hills Trolley and Beverly Canon Gardens.
There are other activities available for children, including: “hop-on-hop-off” tours around Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, and a program called “Paintbox at Montage Beverly Hills” for children from 5 to 12 years old, featuring activities such as magic shows, crafts, cooking and pool time.
The Beverly Hills Walking Tour: “A Step Back in History”, takes visitants to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills Sign & Lily Pond, The Electric Fountain: The Beverly Hilton, The Paley Center for Media, Nat ‘n Al, Brighton Coffee Shop, Fred Hayman Place, and the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills (world famous actress Marilyn Monroe lived there once).
The self-guided walking tour include: Beverly Hills Walking Tour: “Seen on Screen” takes tourist to Edelweiss Chocolates, seen in one of the most famous episodes of I Love Lucy; Beverly Gardens Park featured in the movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Electric Fountain, spotted in 1995 teen comedy, Clueless; The Beverly Hilton, seeing in the Academy Award winner, Argo; Rodeo Drive & Two Rodeo, the backdrop for many shoots, including Beverly Hills Cop and Just Go With It; Beverly Wilshire; A Four Seasons Hotel (seen in the film Pretty Woman); Urth Caffe, spotted in the serie Entourage; Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, featured in a classic episode of I Love Lucy.
For visitors with extra time, the tour makes two additional stops at the Greystone Mansion and Park, and at The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows.
During the Beverly Hills Walking Tour: Sweet Treats, visitors enjoy a sampling of the most delicious chocolate, pastries and ice cream at Le Mervetty, Edelweiss Chocolates, Sugarfina, Amorino Gelato and other stores.

Conclusion

Many people dream of living in Beverly Hills; the backdrop for dozens of films and television shows, home to celebrities since the early 1900s when the motion picture industry was born.

So, if you are looking forward to be part of this fabulous city, please contact our Beverly Hills moving company.

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