An In-Depth Look at Beverly Hills’ Neighborhoods - Valerie Fitzgerald Group

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An In-Depth Look at Beverly Hills’ Neighborhoods

Beverly Hills neighborhoods are some of the most exclusive and sought after residential enclaves in the Los Angeles area. Here’s a guide to the neighborhoods and property types in the area.

The Flats

The Flats is a primarily residential area with plenty of green spaces and quiet streets. The atmosphere is more laid-back and less trend-conscious than most other places in Greater Los Angeles, making it perfect for buyers who prefer understated elegance. The Flats offers an exclusive selection of single-family luxury homes and estates situated on oversized parcels. Most properties have massive backyards with mature landscaping, outdoor pools, and tennis courts.

Location - The Flats encompasses roughly 200 acres on the western edge of the 5th City Council District of Beverly Hills. It is bordered by Sunset Boulevard to the north, Doheny Drive to the east, Whittier Drive to the west, and Santa Monica Boulevard to the south.

Notable characteristics - The Flats is home to the iconic palm tree-lined streets for which Beverly Hills is known. The neighborhood gets its name from its level terrain and gentle slopes, making it a popular choice among runners and cyclists. It is also filled with beautiful and well-maintained parks for outdoor recreation.

High-profile residents - Like many Beverly Hills neighborhoods , The Flats has had its fair share of famous residents. Actors and entertainers Clara Bow, Steve Martin, Stan Laurel, and Frank and Nancy Sinatra have lived in The Flats.

Architectural styles - Prevalent architectural styles include Mediterranean, Spanish Revival, Tudor Revival, Colonial, Modern, and Mid-Century Modern. Landscape architect and urban planner Wilbur David Cook designed the master plans for The Flats. 

Price range - The Flats real estate is priced higher than other Beverly Hills neighborhoods and most of Los Angeles County. According to, the median listing price is $12,995,000 and the average price per square foot is $1,757.17 as of July 2022.

Trousdale Estates

Trousdale Estates promises “A life above it all”. The original development was carved out of the hillside of Doheny Ranch and only included 532 to 535 lots. The Architectural Committee governed every detail of home construction, from architectural style to maximum roof height. The majority of residential properties in Trousdale Estates are single-family homes with manicured lawns. Many of the homes in the neighborhood were built between the 1950s and the 1970s near Doheny Drive and Sunset Boulevard. These were mainly detached homes located along winding streets and steep hills offering views of the city skyline. The first homes in the neighborhood were designed by renowned architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Harold Levitt, Paul R. Williams, A. Quincy Jones, and Allen Siple. Some of the older homes in Trousdale Estates were remodeled in the 1980s and many of these changes obstructed other homeowners’ views. This resulted in the formation of the Trousdale Estates Homeowners Association, which aims to protect the character and desirability of the neighborhood. The City of Beverly Hills also implemented the Trousdale Ordinance, which includes building codes and “view protections” to safeguard a homeowner’s view. 

Location - Trousdale Estates is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The neighborhood is bordered by Beverly Crest to the north and west, and by the Bird Streets and the Hollywood Hills to the east. The entrance to Trousdale Estates is located on Alto Cedro Drive as well as the intersections of Loma Vista Drive, Doheny Road, and Hillcrest Road.

Notable characteristics - The neighborhood gets its name from developer Paul Trousdale, who acquired the land and parceled it off in the 1960s. It is known as an exclusive hillside enclave that offers sweeping views of Greater Los Angeles. It is also home to a large number of actors, musicians, athletes, and socialites 

High-profile residents past and present - Some of the neighborhood’s most influential residents include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Ringo Starr. Actors Jennifer Aniston, Jane Fonda, Richard Perry, and David Spade and fashion designer Vera Wang have also lived in Trousdale Estates. 

Architectural styles - The neighborhood is known for its collection of Mid-Century Modern homes, more so than other Beverly Hills neighborhoods . It also harbors Modern and Contemporary-style homes. It features the works of celebrated architects like Cliff May, John Elgin Woolf, James Dolena, Paul Williams, William Sutherland Beckett, Robert F. Skinner, George MacLean, Rex Lotery, and Richard Neutra, as well as architectural firms Buff, Straub & Hensman and Lundberg, Armet & Davis.

Famous homes in the area - Trousdale Estates is located to the north and east of Greystone Mansion & Gardens, a Tudor Revival Manor listed on the National Register of Historic Places and which appears in the 1975 documentary Gray Gardens.

Price range - According to, Trousdale Estate home prices range from $8,995,000 to $54,850,000 as of July 2022. The average price per square foot is $2,817.

Roxbury Park

The neighborhood gets its name from Roxbury Park, an immaculately maintained park with play structures and open spaces. It offers a quiet and laid-back environment, away from Beverly Hills’ more touristy areas. The housing market offers a diverse selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. The larger properties in the area can have up to five bedrooms and thousands of square feet of living space. 

Location - Roxbury Park is bordered by Beverly Hills High School to the north, South Beverly Drive and South Doheny Drive to the east, the Museum of Tolerance to the south, and Century City to the west. 

Notable characteristics - Roxbury Park features an 11-acre park by the same name. The park features a children's playground, baseball diamond, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and lawn bowling and croquet greens.

Architectural styles  - As with many Beverly Hills neighborhoods , the most prevalent architectural styles in the Roxbury Park area include Spanish Revival, Mid-Century Modern, and Contemporary.

Price range - According to Trulia, home prices in Roxbury Park range from $899,000 to upwards of $5.3 million.

Beverly Hills Gateway

Beverly Hills Gateway is known as one of the most prestigious residential enclaves in the city, offering massive estate-style homes with plenty of outdoor amenities. Beverly Hills Gateway offers an exclusive selection of single-family homes situated on oversized lots with mature landscaping. Some of the larger properties in the area can have up to five bedrooms as well as outdoor pools and tennis courts.

Location - Beverly Hills Gateway is located north of The Flats and within proximity to the Beverly Hills Post Office. It encompasses residential areas north of Sunset Boulevard and west of Trousdale Estates within the city limits.

Notable characteristics - According to Top L.A. Living, Beverly Hills Gateway features more variations in topography and lot size compared to other areas in the city. Its elevation gradually rises from Sunset Boulevard and becomes more pronounced northwards with the upper reaches of the neighborhood offering panoramic views of Greater Los Angeles.

Architectural styles - Prevalent architectural styles include Modern, Contemporary, Spanish Revival, and Greek Revival. Price range - According to Trulia, Beverly Hills Gateway home prices range from $3.9 million to $100 million.

The Golden Triangle

Also known as the Business Triangle, this neighborhood encompasses seven commercial streets that make up Beverly Hills’ business district. As a renowned retail destination, the Golden Triangle caters to affluent shoppers from Los Angeles and all over the world. The Golden Triangle offers a mix of prime residential and commercial real estate. Buyers can choose from a fine selection of single-family homes situated on sizable lots with wrought iron gates, mature trees, and spacious driveways. Some of the larger homes in the neighborhood can have up to seven bedrooms.

Location - Three major roads shape the Golden Triangle in Beverly Hills: South Santa Monica Boulevard to the northwest, Wilshire Boulevard to the south and Cañon Drive to the east. 

Notable characteristics

The neighborhood is home to Rodeo Drive, one of the most iconic streets in California. The two-mile stretch of road is a world-famous retail destination with luxury boutiques and art galleries. Designer houses like Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Fendi, Cartier, and Tom Ford are known to have storefronts along Rodeo Drive. Visitors will find more shopping options on the southern edge of the Golden Triangle, including luxury retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and several boutiques along Cañon Drive and North Beverly Drive.

Architectural styles - Buyers can choose from a wealth of architectural styles in the Golden Triangle, including Spanish Revival, Modern, and Mid-Century Modern.

Famous homes - The Playboy Mansion is one of the most distinctive properties in the area. Once the home of former Playboy owner Hugh Hefner, the mansion was listed for $200 million in 2016.

Price range - According to Redfin, the average sales price in the Golden Triangle is $2.24 million as of July 2022 while the average sales price per square foot is $852.

La Cienega Park

The neighborhood gets its name from the Spanish phrase la ciénaga, which means “swamp”.  It is best known for the park that shares its name, and which regularly hosts community events like outdoor film screenings and more. The area offers an excellent mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Many of these homes are located on lots with small front lawns and mature landscaping. The largest properties in the area can have up to six bedrooms.

Location - La Cienega Park is located north of Pico-Robertson and west of Miracle Mile. It encompasses both sides of La Cienega Boulevard.

Notable characteristics - The area is home to La Cienega Park & Recreational Complex. The complex features a jogging track, playground, and community center as well as green spaces, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and tennis courts. The park area is also the site of Portolá Trail Campsite No. 2, a designated California Historic Landmark. The complex will be redesigned to include a preschool and other facilities upon completion.

Architectural styles - Some of the most popular architectural styles in La Cienega Park include Spanish Revival, Mid-Century Modern, Modern, and Contemporary.

Price range - According to Trulia, La Ciénega Park home prices range from $1.89 million to $4.29 million.

Southwest Doheny

Southwest Doheny offers luxury living in Beverly Hills with elegantly appointed homes and easy access to some of the city’s finest attractions. It gets its name from 20th century oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny. The housing stock is primarily made up of luxury condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. The condos in the area are located in amenity-rich buildings that offer breathtaking views of the city skyline. Single-family homes and townhomes are usually located on lots with manicured lawns and mature trees.

Location - Southwest Doheny is bordered by Wilshire Boulevard, West Olympic Boulevard, North Rexford Drive, and Beverwil Drive.

Notable characteristics - north–south thoroughfare mostly through Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, in Los Angeles County, California. 

Architectural styles - Some of the most common architectural styles in the area include Spanish Revival, Mid-Century Modern, Modern, and Contemporary.

Price range - According to data from, home prices in the Southwest Doheny area range from $679,000 to $42 million.

Experience Matters in Real Estate

If you’re ready to explore Beverly Hills’ most exclusive neighborhoods, call us, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group, at 310.285.7515 for professional guidance. You can also reach us here. We work with buyers and sellers of luxury real estate throughout Beverly Hills and the Westside of Los Angeles. 

Our team has more than 20 years of experience. We are led by Valerie Fitzgerald, a luxury real estate expert who is a Forbes Council Member and Cedars Sinai Women's Guild Member.

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