If you are in the area looking at the Holmby Hills residential market, and then have some extra time left over at the end of the day to explore the area, you will find that there are all kinds of fun things to do and see in Los Angeles. The Echo is an American music venue and nightclub, located in the Echo Park neighborhood, and Little Tokyo, also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America. The Holmby Hills community is just a short drive away from the Venice Canal Historic District, which is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles. The district is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905, it is also close to the Bradbury Building which is an architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center. The Music Center's other halls include the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, at Exposition Park, that is home to the Pacific-12 Conference's University of Southern California Trojans football team. The Ahmanson Theatre is one of the four main venues that comprise the Los Angeles Music Center. The Holmby Hills homes for sale are in close proximity to the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, which is a noted movie theater located at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, the Holmby Hills real estate market also benefits from being close to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, which is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Holmby Hills properties are close to Madame Tussauds Hollywood, which is a wax museum and tourist attraction located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.
In 2012, The Holmby Hills residents tried to be annexed into the city of Beverly Hills, to make sure their potholes would be repaired (which the Los Angeles City County City County has failed to do despite estate taxes), but this was rejected. According to the Holmby Hills Homeowners Association website: "In the 1920's, Sunset Boulevard was a two-lane country road, known as Beverly Boulevard. It was renamed when it was opened through to the Pacific Ocean. When Sunset Boulevard was expanded into a four-lane thoroughfare, Holmby Hills was, for all practical purposes, split into north and south sections. The northern section is served by the Holmby Hills Homeowners Association, while the southern section is served by the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, which it shares with the rest of the northern Westwood area east of UCLA. However, in 2013, the Holmby Hills Homeowners Association Board has decided to reach out to the homeowners south of Sunset (and east of Beverly Glen) to grow the Association with new members also residing in Holmby Hills having similar interests. BanCorp REG® has always stood for easier and faster™ Holmby Hills Los Angeles real estate – view Holmby Hills Los Angeles homes for sale where our local Holmby Hills Los Angeles Realtors offer a rare insider’s perspective into the market.
The development of the Holmby Hills real estate market began when Arthur Letts Sr., purchased 400 acres of the original Wolfskill ranch at $100 an acre. He called the development "Holmby Hills," which was loosely derived from the name of his birthplace, a small hamlet in England called Holdenby, and it was also the name of his estate in Hollywood. Letts died suddenly in 1923, before he could realize his vision. His son-in-law, Harold Janss, took over the project. Zoning for the community, which straddles Sunset Boulevard, was designed to accommodate lot sizes up to 4 acres. The streets where the Holmby Hills properties are located were named after places in Great Britain: Devon Avenue after Devon, the county in Southwestern England; Charing Cross Road after Charing Cross junction in London; Conway Avenue after Conway in Wales. In the 1920s, English-style streetlamps were added specifically for the Holmby Hills residential market. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, grand Holmby Hills mansions were constructed.