Holmby Hills is a visually imposing enclave running north and south of Sunset Blvd. between Beverly Hills on the east and Bel Air and Westwood on the west. Filled with glorious estates, this very exclusive and posh section of the city is home to Hugh Hefner´s famous Playboy Mansion and the much publicized Fleur de Lys which recently sold for $102 Million.
Holmby Hills has two well maintained parks: the charming small De Neve Square and the more expansive Holmby Park which is ideal for pleasant walks and family outings. Its playground, putting green, classic lawn bowling field, barbecues and picnic benches enhance the beauty and enjoyment of the area. The handsome English-style street lamps, designed in the 1920s exclusively for the area, contribute to the unique distinguished character of the area.
Holmby´s stellar private school Harvard-Westlake is one of the top college preparatory institutions in Los Angeles, serving grades seven through twelve.
“Little Holmby” is west of Beverly Glen and south of Sunset; it is a niche within Westwood, not quite so grand as Holmby Hills, but with the same refined estate-like style.