So, the dream is real. You are living in Beverly Hills. You found your spot, your dream house and maybe a dream job. Nevertheless, you are living the dream. You are living in Beverly Hills and you are probably not aware what historic landmarks you have around yourself. Beverly Hills is one of the most popular places in the world for shooting movies or TV shows. We will bring you so many fun facts that you did not know, that well, at least you will be surprised!
Living in Beverly Hills 90210!
For the most people in the world, having a place that you can call home in Beverly Hills is a dream. Beverly Hills is known around the globe by its zip code – 90210. That is also the name of one of the most popular TV shows – “Beverly Hills – 90210“. That teen drama took over so many hearts around the world, that a lot of people just came to visit it so they can actually see the place where all that happened. You probably watched an episode or two, if you are not a fan. And now you are part of the set. You are probably walking by all the famous scenes every day. You can go on and act like a tourist – there are actually tours that take you around and show you Beverly Hills from the angle of the TV show.
History of movies in Beverly Hills
To be honest, there are so many movies recorded here – or at least some meaningful scenes that it is going to be hard to mention them all. But, we will try to mention some of the most famous. You all remember “Pretty women”? Well, hotel Beverly Wilshire is a place where Julia Roberts moves in with Richard Gere. The hotel is still a perfect romantic getaway for young couples. They even have “Pretty Women” on the loop in the nail salon.
You all know “Argo“, Academy Award winner for best picture in 2013. We will tell you a secret – the movie was mostly recorded in Los Angeles and some of the scenes with Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin were recorded in the “Beverly Hilton”. It was recorded at their exclusive penthouse level.
And you probably know the most famous cop. “Beverly Hills Cop” and its sequels is one of the most popular comedy movies. Eddie Murphy’s character – detective Axel Foley drives his convertible down Sunset Boulevard down to the Rodeo Drive. And to also, make you safer – real Beverly Hills cops respond in less than a minute. So, you can rest assured that you are safe here.
One of the buildings that have really unique architecture is Beverly Hills High School. The high school has a basketball court that can split and open a 25-yard swimming pool. It is a home to so many movies but it is most remarkable in “It’s a wonderful life”.
The Greystone Mansion was a home to so many popular movies. You probably did not know that you live near a place that is a home to some scenes or places in “Big Lebowski”,” Star Trek Into Darkness”,”There Will Be Blood”.
Television (reality) shows set in Beverly Hills
You might be might be living in Beverly Hills, and you are probably learning how to function there. Maybe, you feel like you are in your own reality show while doing that. Because, believe it or not- last year the city issues 142 permission for reality TV shows. This one you probably already know, but we have to mention it – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. There are so many TV or reality shows set here that is hard to keep track of them all.
When you are living in Beverly Hills, you are probably wondering why is it so popular for reality shows. But as the producers said, Beverly Hills has some sexy allure, it shows some privileged lifestyle. You might have noticed, but Post Office in Beverly Hills offers valet parking. We are guessing that is one of the things they were talking about.
There are so many popular reality shows, but besides that – Beverly Hills is often visited by “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. They are the most famous family in the world.
Living with celebrities
When you relocate to Beverly Hills, you need to get used to seeing the celebrities. But you also need to get used to all the paparazzi following them and running around the city. You can bump into Taylor Swift while you are buying your morning coffee. Simon Cowell has his dream house here. And, you can also bump into Jennifer Lopez and ladies – Jason Statham! We can’t mention them all, but you get the picture. You are living the dream, you can meet them in person – if you are lucky.
Life in Beverly Hills
We must be honest, life at Beverly Hills is not always easy. It has its ups and downs, but it is a dream come true. You can go down Rodeo drive and visit so many popular stores. Rodeo Drive is home to many popular and very expensive stores. But we are going to go back to real life and advise you as well what you can do in Beverly Hills besides meeting celebrities and visiting popular places. You can visit Los Angeles, and there- you can have so much fun. And to be honest, you are going to find more affordable stuff while you are still adjusting to life here.
You can visit 24-hour ATM for cupcakes. Yes, it sounds crazy but it is real and you can find it at 9635 S Santa Monica Blvd. One block from Rodeo drive, there is world’s first Cheesecake factory. It is not maybe the biggest, but it is first and the rumor has it – they have the best cheesecake.
You can also take so many walking tours, that will help you to get to know the Beverly Hills. And just wait the holiday season while you are living in Beverly Hills. You are going to be amazed by all the decorations on Rodeo Drive. It will be a magical experience!