Lifestyle

Beverly Hills: Need we say more?

LA's most famous suburb appeals to the well-heeled
  • Beverly Hills may be one of the nation's most famous suburbs.
  • Not only has the city been the setting for numerous tv shows and movies, but the rich and famous frequent the city's stately hotels and hot restaurants.
  • The median price of a Beverly Hills home is well north of $2 million.

Some suburbs need no introduction. Case in point: Beverly Hills. Need we say it’s in Los Angeles county? Or even that it’s in California? 90210, anyone? The Beverly Hillbillies? The Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise? Pretty Woman? The city is famous for, well, being the playground of the rich and famous. Lavish living abounds in Beverly Hills. In it’s just over 100-year existence, it has set the standard for luxury living, luxury shopping and celebrity sightings. It is surrounded on all sides by LA or West Hollywood, and is close to Bel Air, the mountains and beaches. Through the city runs Rt. 2, which connects it to both the ocean and the nearby desert. The city has a variety of boutique and luxury hotels within its borders. The hospitality sector is one of the largest employers. That includes those who work at many of the lavish spas within the city limits. Retail is a large employer, too - but not just any retail as famed Rodeo Drive is in Beverly Hills. ...