Beverly Park is perched in the hills hovering above Beverly Hills. It is hidden by fences that can only be crossed by guarded checkpoints. These guard other barriers, like a Russian doll. It is impossible to enter without being invited and escorted. What’s inside? A concentration of huge properties, which rarely go below 20,000 square feet. An unoccupied piece of Beverly Park will cost $30 million.
Everyone in the neighborhood is extremely wealthy and many are famous:
- Mark Wahlberg
- Eddie Murphy
- Sylvester Stallone
- Haim Saban
But if you envy these people, you should read what the Wall Street Journal has reported. They went past the guards and reports real and somewhat frightening details. The report portrays a sad world, a secret enclave that looks like a golden cage. On one side it glitters, but on the other, it is cut off from the rest of society.
It is an impassable labyrinth where the doors are all nested inside each other. There are dozens of them at the entrance to the neighborhood, and around each property. In addition to the doors, there are hundreds of guards and security personnel. They are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They don’t let anyone through who does not live there or has not been officially invited. And for some residents, that’s still not enough protection! They have their own guard post.
John Finton not only renovated Mark Wahlberg’s house. He also built 16 other houses in Beverly Park. One of the residents explains that since moving to the neighborhood, he has seen at least 15 of his neighbors do major renovations. The value of the renovations can easily reach $50 million.