Though commonly considered a “neighborhood” of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is actually a city in its own right, with independent police/fire departments, city council, and mayor. That it is so commonly depicted in movies and television should come as no surprise, as glamorous estates, high fashion, fancy cars, and Hollywood celebrities are all commonplace.
Beverly Hills is widely viewed as one of the most scenic and well-kept municipalities in the nation, and its proximity to other centers of culture and commerce is ideal. It straddles Santa Monica Blvd., ranging from the Los Angeles Country Club and Century City
in the west to the border it shares with West Hollywood
in the east; its southernmost limit is just north of Pico Blvd., and to the north, peninsula-like appendages extend up into the mountains along Benedict Canyon and Coldwater Canyon Blvds.
Beverly Hills is very walkable south of Sunset Blvd. Biking and public transit are also solid options for transportation. Residents have easy access to the city’s most popular attraction: the business district surrounding Rodeo Drive—also known as the “Golden Triangle.” This area is an epicenter of luxury, packed with small boutiques and fine restaurants that attract celebrities, locals, and tourists alike. Major arteries: Sunset Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., Olympic Blvd., Benedict Canyon Blvd., Coldwater Canyon Blvd.