Beverly Hills is a city located west of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Beverly Hills and neighboring West Hollywood are completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. The high-end residential area in this area is called the “Platinum Triangle” and consists of three areas: Beverly Hills, Bel Air in Los Angeles, and Holmby Hills. According to the 2006 survey, the total population was 34980 people.

General situation
To the north of Beverly Hills are the Beryl and Santa Monica Mountains, to the west are the residential areas of West Hollywood, Carthay, and Fairfax District in Los Angeles, and to the south is Beverlywood.
Unlike what Hollywood describes, not everyone in Beverly Hills is very wealthy. Although some of the largest private residences in Los Angeles County are located in Beverly Hills, they only account for 10% of the entire city. Other residences include adjacent rental apartments and independent residences of less than 92 square meters (278 square meters). There are more evenly distributed and affluent areas within Los Angeles County than Beverly Hills. The average income of Beverly Hills is $71000, which is only $18000 more than the average income of Los Angeles County.
In 2007, Coldwell Banker listed Beverly Hills as the most expensive residential market in the United States, with a mid size home priced at over $2.2 million.

Beverly Hills is surrounded by multiple cities in Los Angeles, with the northeast adjacent to West Hollywood via Doheny Boulevard. The famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood also includes Beverly Hills’ Sunset Boulevard.
The main thoroughfares include Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, and Sunset Boulevard. The shopping area includes Beverly Drive and Rodeo Drive. Coldwater Canyon Drive is the main road from Beverly Hills to San Francisco Valley.
Most residents live in the flat areas of Beverly Hills, which refer to the relatively flat areas south of Sunset Boulevard. But houses located north of Sunset Boulevard are much more expensive than other areas, and the most expensive houses in Beverly Hills are located on hilly land. Wilhelmshaven Avenue divides the “flat area” into two regions, locally known as “north of the track” or “south of the track”, due to the fact that there were train tracks used by the Redline stockcar on Wilhelmshaven Avenue in the past. The area south of Wilshire Avenue is the area with the most apartment buildings in Beverly Hills and also the area with the lowest housing value.
Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and Beverly Hilton Hotel, all commercial facilities and government offices are located south of Santa Monica Avenue. Near the downtown area of Beverly Hills, there is also the famous Los Angeles Country Club, which has two golf courses.

Population structure
According to the 2005 census results, the population of Beverly Hills was 34980 people. The racial composition of the urban population is 80.06% white, 1.77% black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 9.05% Asian, 1.50% other race, and 4.63% Latin American.
In terms of age structure, residents under the age of 18 account for 20.0% of the total population, those aged 18 to 24 account for 6.3%, those aged 25 to 44 account for 29.3%, those aged 45 to 64 account for 26.8%, and those aged 65 and above account for 17.6%. The average age is 41 years old.
Beverly Hills has a total of 15035 occupied residential units, of which 24.4% have children under the age of 18 and live with their families; 51.8% live with married partners, 8.1% are divorced or unmarried married women, and 31.0% have no family relationships. The average residential unit population is 2.24 people, while the household population is 3.02 people.
The median annual income of residential units in this city is $70945, which is a typical upper middle class income figure and is similar to the annual income value of San Jose. In addition, the median value of houses owned or occupied by individuals exceeds $1000000. This is because Beverly Hills has a very large rental population, so not most people own their own houses. Rental housing accounts for 56.6% of the total number of houses in the city, while the average annual income per unit of housing for renters is $48179, only slightly higher than the average annual income across the United States. The average annual income of residential units owned by homeowners is as high as $125707.
The median annual income of families in Beverly Hills is $102611. The median income of $72004 for men is higher than $46217 for women. The average per capita income is $65507. 9.1% of the population is below the poverty threshold, with the majority being residents over 65 years old.
The well-known TV series “Flying Over Beverly Hills”, which describes teenagers from affluent families in Beverly Hills, was originally named “90210” in English. However, 90210 is not the postal code for the wealthiest areas in the United States or California (the postal code for the wealthiest areas in California is 94027 in Atherton, while the postal code for the wealthiest areas in the United States is 33139 in Miami Beach, Florida). In fact, Beverly Hills has the lowest average residential unit income among cities with a population of over 10000 and a median housing price of over 1000000 people in the United States. And other areas that are considered very wealthy, such as Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, also have the same situation.

Government and Politics
Beverly Hills has 21426 registered voters, of which approximately 50.3% are Democrats, 25.9% are Republicans, and the remaining 2.8% are independent voters or affiliated with other small political parties. Due to the vast majority of people supporting the Democratic Party, Beverly Hills has become a city with a strong liberal color in Southern California. In the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry surpassed George Bush’s 37% with 62% of the vote. In the 2006 gubernatorial election, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger received only 45% of the vote in Beverly Hills, but was still re elected as governor due to votes from other regions; And Democratic candidate Phil Angelides received 54% of the support.
Beverly Hills is a general law city governed by five members of the City Council, including the mayor and deputy mayor. The city council hires a city manager to be responsible for the implementation of policies and services. Every odd numbered year, two or three members of the city council will be re elected by citizens, continuing their four-year term. Every March, the City Council convenes a meeting and elects the Mayor and Deputy Mayor from its members.
The current mayor is Barry Brooker, the deputy mayor is Frank Fenton, and the city manager is Roderick J. Wood. The other three members of the city council are Linda J. Briskman, Jimmy Delshad, and Nancy Krasne. At city council meetings, sometimes celebrities participate in discussing local political issues.
The Beverly Hills Police Department has the authority to enforce laws within the city, including past disputes and fights with celebrities. The Beverly Hills Police Department appeared in the 1986 comedy films Down and Out in Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills Cop.
List the famous figures who have lived or are currently residing here:
Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston, Lucille Ball, Thomas Bangalt (member of Daft Punk), David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, Barry Bonds, Tom Cruise, Alan DeGeneres, Audrey Hepburn, Paris Hilton, Heidi Krum and Schill, Jenny Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jay Leno
Monica Lewinsky, Lindsay Rohan, George Lucas, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Ozzy Ospen, Sergei Rahmaninov, Stallone, Gwen Stephanie and Gavin Rossdale, Britney Spears, Terra Banks, Gore Vidal, Brenda Song, Jessica Simpson.