BEVERLY HILLS is a city in the Westside region of Los Angeles County. The city is approximately 5.70 square miles in size and has a population of just over 34,600. Beverly Hills is bordered on the northwest by Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills includes the internationally famous RODEO DRIVE shopping district. The area's "Platinum Triangle" is formed by the city of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Holmby Hills. Along with the communities of Bel-Air and Brentwood, it is one of the "Three Bs," an affluent area in the Los Angeles Westside. The city is sometimes referred to as "90210," one of its primary ZIP codes, and is home to numerous actors and celebrities. "BEVERLY HILLS POST OFFICE" is an area of Los Angeles that the Beverly Hills Post Office serves and carries the "Beverly Hills, CA 90210" mailing address. In spite of the city's name, most residents live in the "flats" of Beverly Hills, which is a relatively flat land that includes all of Beverly Hills. Santa Monica Boulevard divides the "flats" into two areas, locally known as "north or south of the tracks," referring to the train tracks that were once used by the old Pacific Electric streetcar line that traversed Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Boulevard. Houses south of Wilshire Boulevard have more urban square and rectangular lots, and in general are smaller than those to the north. There are also more apartment buildings south of Wilshire Boulevard than anywhere else in Beverly Hills.*
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