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Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County, California

ZipCodes
90210, 90211, 90212

Motto
"Garden Spot of the World."



Page Contents for Beverly Hills, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Beverly Hills is approximately 33,784 2000, 34109 2010.
The approximate number of families is 15,035 2000, 14869 2010.
The amount of land area in Beverly Hills is 14.702 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Beverly Hills is 5.69 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Beverly Hills to Washington DC is 2437 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 353 miles. (as the crow flies)
Beverly Hills is positioned 34.07 degrees north of the equator and 118.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Beverly Hills elevation is 0 feet above sea level.
Beverly Hills median income is $ 121,396 1989.
Beverly Hills average annual rainfall is 15 inches per year
The average high temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45-65 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 53-77 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 61-83 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60-77 degrees F.

Location

6 miles west of US 101 Hollywood Freeway on CA 2 Santa Monica Blvd. and 10 miles west of Los Angeles
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Climate


dry, sub-tropical Mediterranean-like
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Weather


great! Little rain falls in Beverly Hills. When there is rain, it is usually between October and May. Low humidity and a good deal of warm sunshine make it an ideal place to live or visit.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Beverly Hills.

What is now Beverly Hills was nearly the same as an old land grant in the late 1800's named, "El Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas or The Ranch of the Gathering of the Water." The subdivision of Beverly Hills was opened in January of 1907. By 1914 the community was incorporated with a population of 550. When Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford built their famous home, Pickfair, here in 1919, the stage was set for other stars to come and build their homes. Will Rogers became the first mayor of Beverly Hills in 1925. This was the only time the city had an honorary mayor in its history. The post office, built in 1933, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Beverly Hills is completely surrounded by the City of Los Angeles and is well-known for its celebrity status, luxurious homes and specialty shops.
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The incorporation of Beverly Hills

January 28, 1914


Attractions

Places you "Really have to see" in Beverly Hills.

Photos and information for Beverly Hills.
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Beverly Hills City Government

City of Beverly Hills
455 N. Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4817
Phone: 310-285-1000


Beverly Hills has a Council-City Manager form of Government. The council has five members who rotate the position of Mayor and Vice-Mayor each year.

Beverly Hills Historical Events

2000
Reflections on Beverly Hills from a former resident:
For many years there was an oil well with a 200 ft high derrick reaching up into the Beverly Hills sky in the school yard of Beverly Hills High School. Right next to the football field and track was a well that produced 90 barrels of high quality crude oil. The Beverly Hills Board of Education relied on the well for hefty royalties for lo all those years as supplemental income. During Ronald Reagan's tenure as President of the United States his private presidential helicopter would take off and land exclusively from that same football field.

About a mile north of he high school, as the crow flies, was the residential neighborhood where Howard Hughes crashed his experimental plane into a house and almost lost his life.

Across the street from BHHS on Robbins Drive, 9938 1/2, a famous mafia hoodlum lived for 6 or 7 years - his name, Mickey Cohen. He was reputed to be "king of the West Coast rackets" after Bugsy Segal was murdered. Mickey moved from Robbins Drive over to North Beverly Drive 1 block north of Santa Monica Blvd. Within a month or so after the move, mob rivals blew the house up. Fortunately for Mickey he wasn't home at the time

Beverly Hills Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
239 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-248-1000
Fax: 310-248-1020

Beverly Hills Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
239 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-248-1000
Fax: 310-248-1020

Beverly Hills Libraries

Beverly Hills Public Library
444 N Rexford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4891
Phone: 310-288-2220

Beverly Hills Schools

Beverly Hills Unified School District
Administrative Offices
255 South Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3644
Phone: 310-277-5900 Beverly Hills

Miscellany

Beverly Hills is in the Pacific Time Zone.

The population of Beverly Hills was:
1990 - 31,972
2000 - 33,784
2003 - 35,172 estimate

Here is some "Beverly Hills Trivia!"

On the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire, where the Beverly Hilton now stands, was a Flying A gas station owned by the Associated Oil Company. On the property where Robinson's Dept. Store is now was a golf driving range.

50 feet south of the corner of Beverly Blvd. and La Cieniga Blvd. in the middle of the road La Cieniga was an active oil well and derrick. Motorists had to drive around it to get to the north and/or the south. It was there until the mid 50's.

On the property where the Beverly Center Shopping Mall is was a small amusement park where Beverly Hills residents celebrities took their children to ride on the rides and the ponies until sometime in the 1960's. Across the street from the amusement park was the "Tail of the Pup" which was a famous hot dog stand. A large hotel stands there today. Submitted by an "old-timer" resident


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