Beverly Hills was originally known as Dumbleton after a local farm in the area, circa 1830. This name was generally disliked by residents who lobbied to supplant it with a more glamorous alternative to coincide with the arrival of the East Hills railway line, which opened 31 December 1931.
The name was changed to Beverly Hills, at a time when Beverly Hills in California, USA was becoming famous for being the home of many famous movie stars. Real estate developments followed in the 1930s and 1940s. The post office opened 1 October 1940.
The main shopping strip is located on King Georges Road, near the Beverly Hills railway station.
The area has all the features typical of Australian metropolitan localities, restaurants, retail shops, an IGA supermarket, real estate agents, a pub (the Beverly Hills Hotel), cinema, ATMs, kindergarten, primary/high schools, scouts, parks, leisure and health facilities.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Beverly Hills Girls' High School
Beverly Hills Primary School
Beverly Hills North Primary School
Regina Coeli Primary School
St Matthews Anglican Church
St Bedes Anglican Church
Beverly Hills Baptist Church
Beverly Hills Chinese Baptist Church
Beverly Hills New Apostolic Church
Regina Coeli Roman Catholic Church is Australia's only Catholic war memorial church. It was built in the early 1960s to commemorate the Australian-US alliance during World War 2. The flags of both nations are permanently hung on either side of the main altar, and a special Mass attended by US service personnel and diplomatic representatives is conducted there annually.
Real Estate & Design
Beverly Hills is mostly residential, consisting of many freestanding red brick and tile bungalows built in the years immediately after World War 2. Many of these feature late Art Deco design elements. Medium density flats have been built in the areas close to King Georges Road and Stoney Creek Road.
Commercial developments are also found scattered across the north side of the train tracks, along King Georges Road and along Stoney Creek Road.
The main road running through Beverly Hills is King Georges Road, an arterial Sydney connection stretching through the entire greater Sydney metropolitan region, making Beverly Hills easily accessed from anywhere in Sydney. The road has palm trees running through its median strip as a nod to its Californian namesake. The other main road in Beverly Hills is Stoney Creek Road. This road intersects King Georges Road and connects Beverly Hills west to Peakhurst, Menai and east to Rockdale, Brighton-Le-Sands, Mascot and Sydney Airport, with the M5 running through the whole suburb, all of Sydney is just an easy highway away
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Vanessa Street Tennis Courts
Fernwood Fitness Beverly Hills
Canterbury Golf Course
Coolabah Street Tennis Courts
Distance From CBD & Transportation
Beverly Hills is located 17 kms south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area.
Beverly Hills lies across two local government areas, the City of Hurstville and the City of Canterbury. The postcode is 2209, which is shared by Narwee.
Beverly Hills railway station is on the East Hills/Airport line of the City Rail network.
Entrances to the M5 Motorway are located on King Georges Road, west of the shopping centre. The M5 Motorway connects east to Bexley North, Arncliffe, Sydney Airport and the Sydney CBD and west to Liverpool and Campbelltown, as well as the M7, completing the Sydney orbital.
Restaurants & Cafes
There are over 40 different cafés, restaurants and takeaways along King Georges Road, featuring Australian, Chinese, Italian, Greek, German, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines.