Hand-tailored suits and couture handbags strut through Beverly Hills, a label-friendly Los Angeles destination whose celebrity status only soars higher when grouped with its star-studded neighbors, Bel Air and West Hollywood. A short distance to the famed Golden Triangle with Rodeo Drive’s world famous designer boutiques and swanky cafes, exclusive mansions hide behind soaring palms, automatic gates and hillsides that shield themselves from glitz and glamour beyond.
The Beverly Hills Flats
The Beverly Hills flats are one of the most coveted areas of Beverly Hills commonly referred to as “The Flats”. The lots, all of which are flat, range from 12,000 to 35,000+ square feet. Tear downs sell for a minimum of $7,000,000 depending on the block, street and lot size. One of the great benefits of this notable area is the walkability to famed Rodeo Drive (you can quite literally walk your dog through the Golden Triangle), the Beverly Hills municipalities and highly rated public school districts.
Trousdale Estates is a treasure trove of architectural bliss stashed away in the hills north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The neighborhood contains Los Angeles’ largest and most complete grouping of custom Mid-Century Modern architecture by master architects, including Richard Dorman, Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams, Cliff May, A. Quincy Jones, Lloyd Wright, and many others. Its houses are in a variety of sub-styles including Hollywood Regency and California Ranch, most of which fit into the Mid-Century Modern category. They are large and sprawling, but all of the intact examples are one-story in height. Each of the properties were built on terraced lots so that each home would have unobstructed views of the Los Angeles Basin and beyond. Lush landscaping and gated lots help maintain privacy for its high-profile residents.
The Golden Triangle
A highly desirable area of Beverly Hills, the Golden Triangle is outlined with elegant retailers, restaurants and high walkability to iconic establishments such as Saks Fifth Avenue and the famed Peninsula Beverly Hills. Its adjacent neighborhoods are defined by major arteries: Charleville Blvd, Gregory Way, Beverly Drive and Doheny Drive.
South of Wilshire
Another flat area of Beverly Hills south of Wilshire Blvd is commonly referred to as “South of Wilshire”. This area has more commercial buildings than any other area of Beverly Hills and the homes have smaller lot orientations that are more square or rectangular in shape. With that being said, this area of Beverly Hills offers a unique opportunity for the shrewd Beverly Hills Buyer on a budget who desires premium location and Beverly Hills school districts, but is willing to concede on size and/or condition.
Beverly Hills Post Office (BHPO)
Located primarily North of Sunset Blvd. and South of Mulholland Drive, BHPO is full of hidden gems and some of the most prestigious homes in L.A. While it is served by a different municipality from Beverly Hills proper (it doesn’t have a connection to Beverly Hills’ police and fire departments, though it shares the same 90210 zip code and many of the same public school districts) it’s a highly coveted community of hillside homes on its own. You’ll find a variety of high-brow gated communities with A-list celebs such as The Summit, Mulholland Estates, Beverly Park, Beverly Ridge Estates, Hidden Valley Estates, and more. Other micro-neighborhoods are located off two major streets that define the rest of BHPO: Coldwater Canyon Drive and Benedict Canyon Drive, from which other established communities thrive such as the Crest Streets and Deep Canyon. Despite its complexity in neighborhoods, BHPO’s common thread is that it offers family friendly peaceful living with a short drive to the hustle and bustle of the heart of Beverly Hills.