Holmby Hills is an affluent neighborhood in the district of Westwood in western Los Angeles. It is bordered by the city of Beverly Hills on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south,Westwood on the west, and Bel Air on the north. Sunset Boulevard is the area’s principal thoroughfare which divides Holmby Hills into north and south sections. However, Holmby Hills can be recognized by its unique street lamps. In an effort to decrease traffic in the neighborhood, speed bumps have been installed on several key streets.
Holmby Hills, Bel Air, and Beverly Hills form the “Platinum Triangle” of Los Angeles, which houses the United States’ priciest and most exclusive neighborhoods. “South Mapleton Drive” and “North Carolwood Drive” in Holmby Hills, along with “Nimes Road” and “St. Cloud Road” in Bel Air, are the most prominent and famous residential streets in all of the platinum triangle. Many of the estates in Holmby Hills boast panoramic views of the entire Los Angeles Basin. Many high-level entertainment industry executives, such as Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine, television producer Aaron Spelling, movie mogul Ray Stark, and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (whose home is better known as the Playboy Mansion) currently reside or have previously resided in the area.