Despite its reputation, not all Beverly Hills homes are mansions. Neighborhoods south of Wilshire Boulevard are dominated by apartment complexes, and more are under construction.
There are 737 condominium units and 171 apartments in the 90210 ZIP Code, and 7,015 houses. However, today's biggest sports and entertainment stars choose what agents have dubbed "Beverly Hills post office" locations in Beverly Park, near Mulholland Drive and Benedict Canyon. They get the cachet of a Beverly Hills address but live on secluded, gated estates far from the town's hub, realty agent Young said.
With an average 26-1 student-teacher ratio and consistently high test scores, public education is a strong draw for families. Beverly Vista Elementary School posted a score of 887 on the 2005 Academic Performance Index Growth Report. Hawthorne Elementary scored 877, and El Rodeo and Horace Mann Elementary schools scored 872 and 863, respectively. Beverly Hills High School posted 814.
Residential resales for ZIP Code 90210:
Sources: DataQuick Information Systems; California Department of Education, api.cde.ca.gov; Afa Shafa, agent at Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills; Michael Libow, agent, Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills; Jade Mills, agent, Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills; Elaine Young, agent, Paramount Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills; Tom Dunlap, manager, Prudential John Aaroe Realtors, Beverly Hills; http://www.beverlyhills.org ; Beverly Hills Mayor Linda Briskman.