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Cheviot Hills is bordered on the west by Rancho Park, on the south by Interstate 10, on the north by Century City and Westwood, and on the east by Beverly Hills. The district's boundaries are, roughly, Manning Avenue on the west, the Santa Monica Freeway on the south, Pico Boulevard on the north, and Castle Heights Avenue on the east. Principal thoroughfares include Pico and National Boulevards and Manning and Motor Avenues.

Cheviot Hills is an affluent neighborhood of single family homes located on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. Its gently rolling hills are reminiscent of the Cheviot Hills area on the border between Scotland and England, which is how the area got its name.

Originally a part of the Spanish Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes land grant, Cheviot Hills remained a pastoral area well into the 20th century. In the early 1920s, the area was subdivided, but significant residential development did not occur until the late 1930s, Today, Cheviot Hills consists of a neighborhood of approximately 1400 single family homes, which tend to be more upscale in the northern part of the neighborhood, and smaller in the southern part of the neighborhood. Most of the homes were built in the 1940s and early 1950s. There are also some apartment buildings in the southern part of the neighborhood. The homes in the area are largely traditional in style.

Cheviot Hills is adjacent to Century City and the 20th Century Fox Film Studio. It is surrounded by two golf courses (Rancho Park and Hillcrest Country Club), a large public park as well as a private tennis and social club (Beverly Hills Country Club). It is in close proximity to the office towers of Century City where many of its residents work, two upscale shopping malls (Westfield Century City Mall and the Westside Pavillion) as well as the City of Beverly Hills. Cheviot Hills also offers easy freeway access to Downtown Los Angeles.

The hills that provide the district with its name offer excellent views of much of the Los Angeles Basin.

Historically, Cheviot Hills has long been popular among empty-nesters and the elderly (many of whom were original owners), and was considered less than desirable for families from the 1970s to the 1990s due to problems with crime and poverty in Palms, which shares its schools with Cheviot Hills. Recently, however, there has been a small influx of families with children. Many of the new families have performed substantial remodeling work on their homes.

Recently, there has been some controversy in Cheviot Hills over the construction of the LACMTA Expo Line. The Cheviot Hills Homeowners' Association opposes the construction of the Expo Line along the Exposition Right of Way,which runs through adjacent Rancho Park, Los Angeles, California rather than Cheviot Hills itself, and would prefer that the line go through Palms. A growing number of residents support the construction of the Expo Line in Rancho Park [1] and accuse those who oppose it as being racist. [2]. A rival homeowners' association in support of its construction is being set up right now.

One notable resident of Cheviot Hills is the famous American author Ray Bradbury.


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