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Hills - Fact Sheet
- FIRST DISCOVERED BY:
- Explorer Gasper de Portola in 1769.
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Rodeo Land and Water Company in 1907.
- DATE OF INCORPORATION:
- January 29, 1914 with a population of 550.
- FAMOUS EARLY RESIDENTS:
- Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, the most famous motion picture stars of their
period, moved to Beverly Hills in 1919 and created a world-famous estate called Pickfair.
Located at 1143 Summit Drive, Pickfair started a migration of celebrity residents like
Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and Will Rogers that has continued through today.
- Eight miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center and six miles from the Pacific Ocean.
- Occupies 5.69 square miles and includes 34,000 trees.
- Average temperature, high 72 degrees, low 52 degrees. Annual average rainfall, 15
inches. Elevation varies from 125 to 1,500 feet above sea level.
- 33,000 including 19,700 registered voters and 5,000 school-age children.
- AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME:
- The City of Beverly Hills' zip code number 90210 ranks as one of the highest in the
nation with yearly household income after taxes averaging $121,396.
- FAMOUS RESIDENTS:
- A partial list of Beverly Hills' famous celebrity residents includes Warren Beatty,
Jacqueline Bisset, George Burns, Kirk Douglas, Barbara Eden, Linda Evans, Peter Falk, Merv
Griffin, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margaret, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, Donna Mills, Jack
Nicholson, Victoria Principal and Jimmy Stewart.
- WORK FORCE:
- 100,000 people work in Beverly Hills, including nearly 889 city employees.
MAIN COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES:
- 45 banks and savings and loan associations with deposits in excess of $6 billion. Also
branches or offices of many foreign banks from Italy, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Australia,
Switzerland, Great Britain, South Africa and Canada are located here.
- Specialty shopping:
- While Rodeo Drive is most famous of the city's many shopping districts, Robertson
Boulevard, Beverly, Roxbury, Bedford, Crescent, Camden and Canon Drives, Dayton and
Brighton Ways provide an ideal setting for over 300 world-class boutiques and shops. Prime
emphasis on women's and men's clothing, jewelry, gifts and confections. Wilshire Boulevard
is the center of department and specialty store shopping. Little Santa Monica Boulevard
abounds with moderate-priced retailers.
Two Rodeo Drive, located at the corner of Rodeo
Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, is a "Eurostyle" retail complex featuring several
of the world's leading retailers, a private cobblestone street, Italianate piazza, outdoor
cafes and sculpted fountains.
- Over 208 licensed beauty, health and hair-styling businesses that generate over 25
million dollars annually. As a fashion center, Beverly Hills is noted for its over 575
beauty, health and hair-styling professionals, many of whom work with motion picture and
- Top 10 private employers:
- The Beverly Hilton Hotel, City National Bank, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Beverly
Hills Hotel, Neiman-Marcus, Hilton Hotel Corporation, Robinsons-May Beverly Hills, William
Morris Agency and Creative Artists Agency.
- Playboy Enterprises, Inc., United Talent Agency, InterTalent Agency, William Morris
Agency, International Creative Management, Creative Artists Agency, 20th Century Fox, MGM
and Bloom, Dekot & Hergott have offices here.
- A host of the worlds finest fragrance manufacturers are represented here, including Fred
Hayman's "273" and "Touch," Theodore's "Spoiled," Giorgio
Beverly Hills, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Bijan and Yves Saint Laurent.
The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows
- Nestled in 12 acres of manicured gardens, is currently under major renovation. Scheduled
for reopening in the spring of 1995, the legendary "Pink Palace" will feature
more spacious rooms and the return of the famed Polo Lounge.
The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel
- Recently completed a $100 million renovation of both the Wilshire Wing and the Beverly
Wing, and added a complete health and fitness spa. The Regent offers 300 guest rooms
including 90 suites. Dining in three distinctive restaurants.
The Peninsula, Beverly Hills
- Features 200 deluxe rooms including 32 suites in the main building and 16 rooms and
suites situated in two-story villas. Hotel amenities include state-of-the-art business
services, health and recreation facilities and elegant eateries.
The Beverly Hilton
- Offers 581 rooms, including 44 suites and 36 poolside rooms. The hotel is a popular
business and leisure destination with 3 famous ballrooms, Olympic size pool, fitness
center, business center and 24 meeting rooms totaling 53,000 square feet of versatile
meeting and banquet space. A variety of dining options are available at four unique
- Has just completed the first phase of its $18 million, 21st century renovation.
Scheduled to open early in the summer of 1994, the new L'Ermitage will feature increased
room capacity and the same impeccable service that made this site famous.
The Radisson Beverly Pavilion
- A charming European boutique style hotel is a jewel of a find. Located in the Golden
Triangle of Beverly Hills, the hotel is within walking distance to Rodeo Drive's shops and
restaurants. With 110 rooms, including 10 suites, the hotel offers affordable luxury and
the highly acclaimed Colette Restaurant.
The Beverly Rodeo
- With 86 rooms, including two suites, this hotel is located at the heart of Rodeo Drive
and features Cafe Rodeo, an indoor-outdoor restaurant overlooking the famous shopping
The Crescent Hotel
- An elegant and affordable option with 39 rooms, is beautifully decorated in an art
nouveau style. The Crescent Hotel is reminiscent of the charming, small hotels found all
over Europe and is perfect for the adventurous traveler who needs a home base from which
to explore Beverly Hills.
Beverly House Hotel
- A European-style, clean and quiet Bed & Breakfast hotel situated in the heart of
Beverly Hills. The Beverly House Hotel's old-world charm boasts many celebrities who
appreciate the private but hospitable staff. Its' 50 tastefully appointed rooms have been
recently refurbished and offer guests comfortable accommodations at moderate rates.
Beverly Crest Hotel
- This is a small hotel with 53 rooms that offer exceptional charm and personal service.
Located just off Wilshire Boulevard, The Beverly Crest is conveniently located in walking
distance to all of Beverly Hills.
- The city's 126 restaurants vary from little cafes to illustrious French, Italian,
Polynesian and American restaurants. South Beverly Drive is hailed as the "New
Restaurant Row," while La Cienega Blvd. remains the established "Restaurant
Virginia Robinson Gardens
- One of the area's first estates with over 6 acres of tropical flora. Open to the public
by appointment only Monday through Friday. Telephone: (310) 276-5367.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, The Academy offers special screenings and displays.
It also has one of the best film archives in the world. Telephone: (310) 278-8990.
- This 55-room estate at 905 Loma Vista offers a panoramic view of the Beverly Hills and
Greater Los Angeles area. Operated by the Beverly Hills Parks and Recreation Department,
the grounds are open to the public 7 days a week. Admission is free. Special tours of the
grounds can be arranged.
Telephone: (310) 550-4796.
Beverly Hills Historical Walking Tour
- From Frank Lloyd Wright to I.M. Pei, and from Tudor to Spanish Revival, Beverly Hills'
20-block walking tour of the "Golden Triangle" features unique architecture and
historical landmarks, including one of largest cactus gardens in the world. Escorted tours
can be arranged by contacting Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau at (800) 345-2210 or (310)
- Public tennis courts are located at La Cienega and Roxbury parks, Beverly Hills High
School and the La Cienega Reservoir Tennis Facility. Roxbury Park also features lawn
bowling. Altogether, the city has six major and six mini-parks and two superb botanical
- PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- The renowned Beverly Hills High School and five elementary schools.
- CITY GOVERNMENT
- Beverly Hills is an independent city that is completely surrounded by the city of Los
Angeles. It is governed by a mayor and city council and has a city manager.