Beverly Hills Real Estate
by Lance LaHara, PhD
All you need to know to make Beverly Hills Real Estate YOUR Reality
Beverly Hills real estate has been, is, and always will be the Holy Grail of the “If you got it, flaunt it” lifestyle. Home to stars, sheiks, and self-made princes, Beverly Hills real estate will shout to the world that you’ve arrived.
Beverly Hills real estate: location, location, location
An independent city completely surrounded by Los Angeles, Beverly Hills’ real estate is eight miles from Downtown Los Angeles, three miles from Hollywood, and six miles from Santa Monica beaches. Attractions include the celebrity-studded Beverly Wilshire hotel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and hundreds of palatial homes. The weather is mild, with a perfect 72 degree average temperature conducive to the lush gardens found in almost every inch of Beverly Hills real estate. The herbage, including 35,000 mature trees, is tended lovingly by an army of horticulturists, among them perhaps the last generation of Japanese gardeners in California. Beyond the natural beauty, royal shopping in the boutiques and department stores on Rodeo Drive and other famous upscale avenues make Beverly Hills real estate an ultra-premium location.
Beverly Hills real estate: alumni and neighbors
In 1919, four years after Beverly Hills became a city, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks built Pickfair estate at at 1143 Summit Drive. Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Will Rogers, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Ozzie Nelson and family, James Stewart, Dean Martin and dozens of other stars kept Beverly Hills real estate rising in value from the twenties through the fifties. More recent residents include Warren Beatty, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Eden, Linda Evans, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margaret, Bette Midler, Donna Mills, and Jack Nicholson.
Beverly Hills real estate: Quality of Life
in addition to the aforementioned perfect weather, Beverly Hills real estate boasts many family-friendly features, including excellent library, beautiful parks, the famous Beverly Hills high school and many other excellent schools.
Beverly Hills real estate: Prices
Are Beverly Hills real estate prices high? Well, yes---and no. Buyers in the 1930s thought $25,000 for a home on Beverly Hills real estate was outrageous---but those same homes sell for millions now. In 20 years, five million dollars for a home on Beverly Hills real estate will seem like a steal. One thing besides death and taxes is certain: Beverly Hills real estate prices will keep rising in the foreseeable future.
Beverly Hills real estate: how to “land” it:
The links on this site will get you started on your Beverly Hills Real estate reality quest. And don’t be shy about presuming to move into this fabled land. If you have the funds to make the move, these realtors are panting to help you buy. Afterall, they stand to make enough commission from the sellers of a few properties to buy their own Beverly Hills Real Estate!
The Beverly Hills Visitor's Center provided information for this article. For more information on the city and city tours, contact them at www.beverlyhillsbehere.com
Lance LaHara writes unique opinion and information pieces for PulseMed.org. His formal education was literature and anthropology, but his real world background is civil rights and intercultural communication.
And, he can't afford to
live in Beverly Hills.
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