Visiting Beverly Hills
If you’re planning on visiting any time soon, we have one piece of advice – and that’s to prepare yourself for a location unlike any other that you may have been to in the past. Beverly Hills is as beautiful as it is awe-inspiring and being just a comfortable drive away from West Hollywood, you’ll be able to sight-see to your heart’s content.
It’s worth considering that unlike other parts of the country, Beverly Hills boasts one of the most moderate climates; sharing many similarities with Mediterranean countries and islands throughout the year. The winter takes place between December and February, followed by spring between March and May, and then summer from June to August.
Even the winters are comfortable – with a pleasant breeze, a mild temperature, and a host of things to see and do during your visit. But what about those of you that are keen to stay in Beverly Hills in a more permanent capacity? Fortunately for you, the property market here is one of the most evenly balanced in California, allowing for plenty of Beverly Hills Luxury Real Estate opportunities.
What Are the Homes Like?
Even the quaintest of homes are like something out of a movie; with elegant architecture, stunning views, and a wide range of features. The average property costs about $2.2m, although it is worth noting that the majority will usually sell for roughly 5% less than the price they are listed at. As you might imagine, larger properties could add on an additional million or two, while mansions deserve their own special mention and are covered in greater detail below.
The Mansions of Beverly Hills
There’s no more iconic backdrop in all of California barring the Hollywood sign, than the fabled mansions in the city. Not only are they some of the largest; they’re often owned by a wide selection of the wealthiest and most prominent members of society. When ones goes up for sale, it doesn’t take long to sell – and to invest in one, you’re looking at a value of at least $6.5m to $7m.
Many things can affect the value of these mansions; from their previous owner, right through to the features that they boast, as well as their location (hills to road side), and much more. Nothing beats getting up close and personal with a property of this caliber, and that’s why we strongly recommend viewings to serious buyers.
Life in Beverly Hills
There’s a reason why so many of Hollywood’s elite flock to the region to relax, unwind, and enjoy time to themselves – and it’s all down to the lifestyle. Of course, access to Hollywood nearby might be an appeal too, but in the grand scheme of things Beverly Hills offers something that nowhere else on earth does; tranquility, comfort, and class.
No matter what your preferred leisure activity might be, from fishing right through to sight-seeing, exploring museums, fine dining, live music, and anything in between; you can rest assured that Beverly Hills will have you covered. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to reside here is the range of high-end retail outlets on Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue.
Landmarks in and Around Beverly Hills
Certainly not short of landmarks, hotspots, and cultural networks, this city boasts some of the most diverse things to see and do in the entire country. If you enjoy nothing more than exploring the great outdoors, traversing steep hills, and hiking across difficult terrain; you’ll find a wide variety of walkways, off-road activities, and public parks (including the famous Beverly Gardens Park).
Nightlife and the Arts
With several museums just a short drive from one another, as well as well-known eateries (consider Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Cielo, and South Beverly Grill), you could spend an entire day visiting hotspots and then dedicate your evening to dining out at your leisure. The nightlife in and around the city is vibrant, with many clubs and bars opening at the same time and remaining active until late.
There are a number of club types as well; from those that are ideal for families, right through to variations that are better suited to adults. The well-known Theatre 40 often releases new and exciting performances to be enjoyed, although it’s worth noting that you’ll want to book your ticket in advance as these events often sell out quickly.
Heritage Fine Wines is another notable spot worth mentioning, and as you might expect, it features some of the finest wines on the market and opens between 5 and 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The CUT Lounge is another place to spend a late evening with a tantalizing selection of appetizers, cocktails, and the odd celebrity or two frequenting the location.
Must-Try Fine Dining Spots
Beverly Hills is notorious for many things, but one that is all but guaranteed to appeal to most is the range of fine dining establishments. We’ve mentioned a selection of eateries above, but when it comes to dining in style and class like nowhere else, the Belvedere is possibly one of the most prominent of places.
There’s also The Palm, as well as Ocean Prime which specializes in seafood and red meat. If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, the Tempura Endo has played host to some of the most famous faces in Hollywood and offers a small dining area for quieter gatherings and couples. The city is known for its world-class facilities, so when immersing yourself in the lifestyle of Beverly Hills, you can be assured that it stands a full head and shoulders above other culture hubs across the globe.
Education in Beverly Hills
Plenty of families are fortunate enough to call the city their home, and for those of you that are looking to move here permanently, you’ll likely be pleased to hear that there are a great selection of educational establishments. Schooling is a major priority for governing bodies in California, and Beverly Hill stands testament to this fact.
There are more than a dozen individual schools, with options for children aged between 3 and 17. Many schools offer specialty learning programs, allowing students (and their parents) to tailor their education. There are also a number of extra-curricular activities relating to hobbies, charitable events, and more; many of which can be enjoyed on both a public or private level.
Special Events in and Around the Area
With so many hotels, bars, restaurants, and organizations creating events throughout the year, it can be all but impossible to keep on top of them. With that being said, there are certain annual events that occur at the same time each year, making it an enjoyable experience for those fortunate enough to be here when they are going on.
Some of these events include the South Bay Beer and Wine Festival 2020, with tickets starting at just $15 per person. There’s also the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Del Amo Fashion Center, with free admission. The 46th Annual Festival of The Kite is coming up in March with free entry, or for later on in the year the C.S.Q 2020 Belly Dance Festival occurs in June, as does ‘Whole, My Journey: Art Therapy Experience’.
As you might imagine, these are just a small selection of events that take place in Beverly Hills each year, and there are countless that occur throughout each season (many of which offering free entry, and those charging requiring a very small investment for the sheer enjoyment available). It’s always a good idea to book in advance to avoid disappointment however, especially when tickets are a necessity.
All That’s Left is to Consider Your Relocation
If you need help and advice before making your move, our team of expert Realtors are only a phone call or email away. We’d be happy to provide information relating to the city, as well as arrange viewings at your convenience in any number of the luxury properties that we feature. Contact us on 310.819.3250 or send us email to Marketing@TheAltmanBrothers.com.