Urban Core Neighborhood in Sanford, California

Los Angeles County  90210, 90211, 90212

Every block in Beverly Hills has a piece of Hollywood history. Just ask the tour guides with their maps to the stars. From Jay Leno to Barbara Streisand, Old Hollywood glamour is alive and well in this neighborhood. Here, celebrities, residents and visitors mingle along broad sidewalks of Rodeo Drive, sharing in the appeal of this popular photo and film destination. And although Beverly Hills is gushing with glamour, it’s also a small suburb that thousands of people call home.

Architectural styles include stately Spanish stucco manors, storybook cottages, Tudor revivals, midcentury moderns and newer luxury homes. The landscape is rich with the fan palms, junipers and sycamores that have earned Beverly Hills a Tree City USA award for decades.

At the bottom of the price range, charming and quiet condominium buildings with balconies shaded by date palms are offering one-bedroom units for under $1 million. Luxury buildings with amenities such as valet service and hotel-style pools are listing capacious two bedrooms for under $2 million. The base house price is $2.5 million, which will buy you a Spanish colonial bungalow with three bedrooms. It keeps going up from there. At the top of the market, 11-bedroom estates on 3 acres of manicured grass with infinity pools and separate maid’s quarters are listed for $85 million. “A lot of these big properties in the hills have full security systems and up to 10 acres,” says Clark.