Welcome to Holmby Hills
Holmby Hills is a ritzy, secluded neighborhood with rows of multimillion-dollar mansions on manicured lots. It is far and away a residential area, and the most famous residence is undoubtedly the glitzy Playboy Mansion, where Playboy founder Hugh Hefner lived. A section of famed Sunset Boulevard winds through the community, bringing a bit of Hollywood glamour. Beverly Hills and Bel Air are just minutes away.
What to Love
● Holmby Park: This lush park has barbecue pits, picnic tables, a children’s play area, and a jogging path.
● Armand Hammer Golf Course: This lush green course was named for the late Holmby Hills resident Armand Hammer
(the founder of Occidental Petroleum and the Hammer Museum).
● Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation: This non-profit art foundation hosts rotating exhibitions.
People and Lifestyle
You don’t move to Holmby Hills for the nightlife; the residential enclave noticeably lacks one. However, that could be part of the appeal for the wealthy families and individuals who prize privacy and a more laid-back pace over nonstop entertainment. Its proximity to the 405 makes it ideal for getting into the city, while the hiking trails in nearby Bel Air and Beverly Hills make it a popular home base for hikers and nature lovers.
Things to Do
Take a picnic lunch to Holmby Park, see the artwork at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, or drive by the famed Playboy Mansion.