During the early 1900s Beverly Hills was created after Burton Green began to drill around the area in hopes of finding sought after oil. After several failed attempts he decided to construct what is now known as Beverly Gardens. Around 1912, Green constructed the Beverly Hills Hotel, which served as the center of community life. Today, the hotel remains a popular attraction to visitors and a friendly reminder to residents of the city's history. Soon after the building of the lavish hotel, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford led the pack of movie stars that began to build mansions around Beverly Hills. To this day, those looking to purchase property within the city know that they can expect to find personalities that they see on their television screens roaming the lavish streets of this spectacular city.
Dedicated in 1990, the Beverly Hills Civic Center is a beautiful renaissance architecture building that is home to the newly renovated City Hall, fire and police stations and the esteemed public library. Beautiful courtyards connect the impressive buildings within the civic center providing great areas for relaxing or simply a place to mingle with fellow community members. Beverly Hills maintains an active environment and host's annual events such as Fun on the Fourth, Affair in the Garden, Halloween Carnival, and Winter Wonderland. Residents also enjoy the weekly gathering held at the Sunday morning Farmers' Market.
The city of Beverly Hills also brings high culture year round. One can learn about the Public Art Walking Tour, the Art and Architecture Trolley Tour, Music in the Mansion, the Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, the Flower and Garden Festival, Theatre 40, and can see exhibitions in the City's Municipal Gallery. Just outside the city, residents enjoy hiking in Franklin Canyon. Hiking trails, a wildlife pond, a lake, chaparral-covered slopes, and oak shaded meadows are a few of the beautiful sights available to those looking to relax outside of the city.
The Los Angeles region is a terrific place to live, work and raise a family. From the mountains to the beaches, Southern California is home to Disneyland, Hollywood, the Lakers, the Clippers and the Dodgers. Auto racing, horseracing, polo and college football are nearby. Residents can surf, snow ski and blaze a trail through the desert all in the same day, thanks to the area's unique geography, which ranges from 10,080-foot Mt. San Antonio to 81 miles of picturesque coastline.
Creative expression is this region's most prolific natural resource and it shows in the variety of fun activities. From the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena to the Hollywood Christmas Parade and Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Parade, there are a host of activities year-round. The vibrant ethnic mix of Los Angeles adds to the fun. It's been called the entertainment capital of the world for good reason. Residents enjoy classic theme parks, movie premieres, beaches, mountains, parks and spectator sports with world champions!
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