When you think of the more “exclusive” neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area, you inevitably start with Beverly Hills. Multi-million dollar homes are the norm here – it’s the kind of place that makes Google Maps an interesting way of passing some time while stuck in front of a computer. Located less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Beverly Hills is an independent city in Los Angeles County, on the southern edge of the Hollywood Hills.
Santa Monica Boulevard acts as an unofficial border between residential and commercial. North of the boulevard, residential neighborhoods cover pretty much every inch, past Sunset Boulevard and up into the canyons. The city’s commercial district stretches along the southeastern side of Santa Monica Boulevard and includes the world-famous Rodeo Drive.
The hotels of Beverly Hills match everything else in town in terms of quality – and cost. You’re going to have a hard time finding a place to stay for less than $200 a night, but it’s Beverly Hills – what do you expect?
Head west out of Beverly Hills and the real estate doesn’t get any cheaper. You’re moving closer to the Pacific Ocean and passing by billions of dollars worth of homes in neighborhoods like Holmby Hills, Westwood. Brentwood and Pacific Palisades.