7.4 out of 10

Beverly Blvd, Wilshire Center

Ranked 1st best street in Wilshire Center
34.0762887212083 -118.300306900521
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Cool street to live off"

Beverly Blvd is one of my favorite giant streets in the Hollywood area. It has something for everyone and it is perenially cool. It has a really laid back sort of vibe if that's possible for a giant thoroughfare. Bev shoots off of Santa Monica Blvd just after Beverly Hills. And, it's actually a really quick street to take if you want to go from Beverly Hlls to Downtown. It's much quicker than the freeway. Bev gets a little sketchy around the K town / downtown area. But, it's still a major street and Santee Alley is off of it as are a lot of great K-town restaurants. So, it never really gets as shaky as some of its neighbor streets do.
My favorite part of Beverly is in the West Hollywood Area. It's one of the few streets you can walk down during the day, in Los Angeles, and actually manage to get to places. There's a great restaurant and shopping selection off of Bev and the apartments are totally darling. The Grove Shopping Mall is at Beverly and Fairfax. The Grove is like grownup Disneyland. There's not a ton of great stores, the restaurants are all sub-par and the theatre is always packed. Yet, it is almost impossible to be in a bad mood here -- especially if you drink heavily at the outdoor bar of the adjacent Farmer's Market. I would just try to avoid this place on weekends if at all possible.
El Coyote is a great restaurant on Bev and Martel. Ok, so the food is actually terrible, but it is an LA staple. It has been around forever, it's always packed and rowdy and the margarita's will kill you. Seriously, they taste like rubbing alcohol. I mean that in the best way possible. Sushi Roku, conversely, is also on Bev. It's noted as some of the best sushi in the city although I would sorta beg to differ. It's pretty relaxed there, though, as opposed to Koi just around the corner.
There are some great little boutiques (like Polkadots and Moonbeams), some great, hip hair salons (like Estilo), and one of the only Taco Bells in the area (you laugh, but those are hard to come by).
There are some great little bungalow houses and Spanish style apartments in the area and it's pretty safe around here. Beverly Blvd -- especially in the Weho area is a pretty cool place to live.
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Not aesthetically pleasing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Something for all, great shortcut too"

I find Beverly Blvd to be one of the most resourceful east-west passageways in Los Angeles. It goes on for miles and is a great shortcut when crisscrossing from the westside to the east, with a little help from Wilshire or Santa Monica Blvd. Some of the highlights: Swingers 24 hour restaurant, The Bagel Broker for the best bagel in L.A., and Pan-Pacific Park (so vast and gorgeous). And if you're into shopping or people-watching, you've got both the Beverly Center and The Grove. So Beverly gets some of my highest marks when it comes to Los Angeles.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Doesn't live up to its infamous name..."

Beverly Boulevard is a mixture of residential and city hustle and bustle. It is home to the CBS Studios, and many older retail facilities and upscale business locations popular to the locals. Although you may catch a glimpse of one or two Hollywood A-Listers, mainly you'll find a variety of actor and model hopefuls that can afford the high price tag and reputation that this infamous street brings.

If you can afford the real estate inflation, stand the traffic, and enjoy convenience to Los Angeles night life, this is the street for you.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"ok area, main thoroughfare"

Beverly Blvd is a pretty major street running through Los Angeles. I am most familiar with it in the area between Fairfax and La Brea. It is not as nice as neighborhoods farther south but it is ok. There are quite a few restaurants along this stretch, and one hotel whose name escapes me near the corner of Beverly and Fairfax that is not nice, not recommended. Traveling farther east, you will run into a very nice area, going thru Wilshire Country Club, and going west on Beverly will hit Beverly Hills which obviously is a nice area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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