Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, it was incorporated in 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. Home to many actors and celebrities, the city also includes the shopping district Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Hills Oil Field.
Gaspar de Portolà arrived in the area that would become Beverly Hills on August 3, 1769, travelling along native trails which followed the present-day route of Wilshire Boulevard. In 1906, the Rodeo Land and Water Company renamed the property "Beverly Hills," subdivided it, and began selling lots. The development was named "Beverly Hills" after Beverly Farms in Beverly, Massachusetts and because of the hills in the area.
Beverly Hills is served:
- Beverly Hills Unified School District
- Moreno High School
- Beverly Hills High School
- Good Shepherd School
- Beverly Hills Preparatory School
- Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
- Emanuel Academy of Beverly Hills
- Page Private School.
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