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Beverly Hills is an enclaved city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, surrounded almost entirely by Los Angeles. Since the 1950s, Beverly Hills has marketed itself as a high-end shopping paradise and home of the rich and famous, which still rings true today; its reputation has even been the basis of a few popular TV shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies and Beverly Hills, 90210. Santa Monica Boulevard bisects the city, with most of the businesses being in the south, the north being primarily residential. Most visitors come to shop or dream of shopping.

Others try to hunt down their favorite celebrities' homes, but be careful as many celebrities consider that stalking. Thanks to their friends in the state legislature, California has strict anti-stalking laws.

Note for Bevenly Hills, 90210 fans, there is no West Beverly High; the program was filmed in Torrance High in Torrance.

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  1. Beverly Hills is home to the world’s 1st 24-hour Cupcake ATM
  2. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford led the wave of movie stars here when they bought an existing hunting lodge and had it redesigned into the their mansion, Pickfair, in 1919.
  3. The Golden Triangle, with Rodeo Drive at its center, was built and marketed to the rest of the world as the shopping destination of a lifetime.
  4. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a reality show featuring rich women living in and around Beverly Hills.
  5. Underneath the city is the large and still-productive Beverly Hills Oil Field, serviced by four urban drilling islands, which drill diagonally into the earth underneath the city.

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