Little Holmby is a 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, Sunset Boulevard on the north and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on the west.
The development of Little Holmby began when Arthur Letts, Sr., purchased 400 acres (1.6 km2) 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. Letts died suddenly in 1923, before he could realize his vision. His son-in-law, Harold Janss, took over the project.
Little Holmby neighborhood has approximately 1031 Single Family Resident properties. Little Holmby is famous for its Spanish, Mediterranean, Traditional, and English style homes.
Little Holmby is zoned into the Los Angeles Unified School District schools. These public schools are Warner Avenue Elementary School, Emerson Middle School, and University High School. Harvard-Westlake School is the only private school, which is one of the most exclusive prep schools in the city of Los Angeles.
Little Holmby has 29 Streets, Avenues, Place, and Drives. These quiet, hilly streets are lined up with mature trees that are full of charm and color in different times of year. 22 of streets are South-North direction and 7 are East-West direction, the longest one is Lindbrook Drive with 107 Single Family Residence and the shortest: Lomond Avenue 5 houses. The streets 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, etc.
The Little Holmby neighborhood is home to the beautiful Holmby Park which includes two playgrounds, a nine-hole putting green called the Armand Hammer Golf Course, and a classic lawn bowling, home to the Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club that started in 1927. Little Homlby is also located next to the Los Angeles Country Club.