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Beverly Hills, California

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Beverly Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. A notable and historic suburb of Greater Los Angeles, it is located immediately southwest of the Hollywood Hills, approximately 12.2 miles (19.6 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.[7] Beverly Hills' land area totals to 5.71 square miles (14.8 km2), and along with the smaller city of West Hollywood in the east, is almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. According to the 2020 census,[8] the city has a population of 32,701; marking a decrease of 1,408 from the 2010 census count of 34,109.

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Beverly Hills
City of Beverly Hills
Flag of Beverly Hills
Official seal of Beverly Hills
Official logo of Beverly Hills
"Garden Spot of the World," "B.H.," "Bev Hills," "90210,"
Coordinates: 34°4′23″N 118°23′58″W
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedJanuary 28, 1914[1]
Named forBeverly Farms
Beverly, Massachusetts
  MayorLili Bosse[2]
  Vice mayorJulian A. Gold[2]
  City councilLester Friedman[2]
Sharona Nazarian
John Mirsch
  City ManagerGeorge Chavez[3]
  Total5.71 sq mi (14.79 km2)
  Land5.71 sq mi (14.78 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.04%
Elevation259 ft (79 m)
  Density5,728.98/sq mi (2,212.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area codes310/424, 323
FIPS code06-06308
GNIS feature IDs1652672, 2409840

In American popular culture, Beverly Hills has been known primarily as an affluent location within Greater Los Angeles, which corresponds to higher property values and taxes in the area. The city is well known for its Rodeo Drive shopping district that includes many designer brands. Throughout its history, the city has been home to many celebrities. It is also home to numerous hotels and resorts, including the Beverly Hilton and the Beverly Hills Hotel. The city has been featured in many movies, television series, music and media, in the United States and internationally.

After its initial settlement in 1828, Beverly Hills first developed primarily as an agricultural community, originally centered around Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, a Mexican era rancho grant. Beverly Hills was first incorporated as a city in September 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town.