Early houses were designed by renowned architects Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams, A. Quincy Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Harold Levitt. Allen Siple acted as the supervising architect.
Trousdale Estates quickly became famous for its concentration of celebrity residents and the unrestrained extravagance of its architecture. Prices of Trousdale Estate homes range from $2.5 million for a one-story home to $35 million for one that was sold by Jennifer Aniston.
Trousdale Estates has been home to many celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Ellen DeGeneres, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Ray Charles, Richard Nixon, Grouch Marx, David Spade, Vera Wang, John Rich, Jane Fonda, and Richard Perry.
Students at Trousdale Estate attend Beverly Hills Unified School District, known for its fine education. The four elementary schools (Kindergarten through 8th grade) within the district are Horace Mann, Beverly Vista, Hawthorne, and El Rodeo, with the singular Beverly Hills High School (grades 9 through 12) being the final educational destination for all Beverly Hills students.
Beverly Hills private schools include Good Shepherd Catholic School, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, Emanuel Academy of Beverly Hills, and Page Private School.
Trousdale Estates Homeowners Association, a non-profit organization, and the city of Beverly Hills implemented the Trousdale Ordinance to preserve the neighborhood. The neighborhood has security patrol cars with armed guards.