Developed in 1940 by the neighborhood consists of 1,354 single family homes, and was one of the first neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area to have binding CC&Rs that limit housing size, style, color, and design along with additional restrictions on landscaping.
In recent years, the neighborhood has become a hotspot for mansionization. Despite complying with HOA regulations, many residents believe that the newer and larger houses ruin the feel of the neighborhood, and have been successfully campaigning the Los Angeles City Council for regulations to restrict new home sizes.
The neighborhood’s HOA owns and maintains several private parks, including Circle Park, which are gated and only accessibly to Beverlywood residents.
Beverlywood residents enjoy easy access to the entire west side of Los Angeles, and numerous shopping and entertainment options. Major shopping malls nearby include Westfield Century City and the Beverly Center, and the world famous shopping destination, Rodeo Drive, is located in nearby Beverly Hills.
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, just one neighborhood to the west contains tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a running track, and an indoor gym, among other amenities. The park is free, but some paid classes, youth sports leagues, and day camps for children are also offered.
The convenient location, serenity, and high maintenance of the Beverlywood neighborhood come at a bit of a price, with the cost of living here running about 36 percent higher than that of the rest of LA.