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Beverly Hills
SydneyNew South Wales
Beverly Hills Sydney.jpg
King Georges Road looking south
Population 10,156 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2209
Location 15 km (9 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)
  • Georges River Council
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s)
  • Kogarah
  • Oatley
  • Lakemba
  • Canterbury
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Beverly Hills:
Riverwood Narwee Roselands
Peakhurst Beverly Hills Kingsgrove
Mortdale Penshurst Hurstville

Beverly Hills is a southern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Beverly Hills is located 15 kilometres southwest of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area and is split between the local government areas of the Georges River Council and the City of Canterbury-Bankstown. It is often colloquially referred to as "Bevo". The postcode is 2209, which it shares with neighbouring Narwee.

Beverly Hills is mostly residential, consisting of many freestanding red brick and tile bungalows built in the years immediately after World War II. 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.

History

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.

Transport

Beverly Hills railway station is on the Airport & South Line of the Sydney Trains network.

The main road running through Beverly Hills is King Georges Road, connecting it north to Wiley Park and south to Blakehurst. 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 and ontoMenai, and east to Rockdale, Brighton-Le-Sands, Mascot and Sydney Airport.

Entrances to the M5 Motorway are located on King Georges Road, north 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. Buses run along King Georges Rd connecting travellers to commercial and shopping centres at Hurstville and Roselands.

Parks and recreation

  • Beverly Hills Park is located on Vanessa Street. It features two full-length football ovals and two barbecue areas.
  • Vanessa Street Tennis Courts is located on Vanessa Street. It features two grass courts.
  • Canterbury Golf Course is on Moorefields Road.
  • Coolabah Street Tennis courts is located on Moorefields Road. It features four grass courts with a children's play and barbecue area.

Population

Demographics

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 9,661 residents in Beverly Hills. 51.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 12.5%, Hong Kong (SAR of China) 3.9% and Greece 2.5%. 39.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Cantonese 14.9%, Mandarin 9.2%, Greek 8.6%, Arabic 5.0% and Italian 2.2%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 26.2%, No Religion 17.6%, Eastern Orthodox 12.6%, Anglican 8.6% and Buddhism 7.2%.

Notable residents

  • Colin Dunmore Fuller (1882-1953) - farmer and soldier
  • Georgina McCready (1888-1980) - nurse, trade unionist and administrator



Notable residents

  • Colin Dunmore Fuller (1882–1953) – farmer and soldier
  • Georgina McCready (1888–1980) – nurse, trade unionist and administrator
  • Victor Huang (1999) - professional gamer

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