Brentwood upscale neighborhood on the Westside

Welcome to Brentwood

Brentwood is a quiet, upscale neighborhood on the Westside.
It used to be one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets, but celebrities and celebrity scandals ultimately managed to put it under the spotlight. Brentwood, CA includes independent boutiques, bakeries, cafes, and restaurants balanced by large secluded houses and homes for sale in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains. It provides a tranquil refuge for residents while maintaining a distinct presence in greater Los Angeles culture. Marilyn Monroe once called this affluent enclave northeast of Santa Monica home; it remains a favorite celebrity stamping ground.

San Vicente Boulevard functions as the neighborhood's main street. One of the neighborhood’s defining features is the architecturally stunning Getty Center, which delivers world-class J. Paul Getty's spectacular art collection and a stunning central garden from its mountainside perch.

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What To Expect

Healthful living, culture, and stunning SoCal scenery.
Brentwood’s understated polish pervades the neighborhood. While there are many restaurants, specialty food shops, and clothing boutiques, Brentwood enjoys a slightly slower pace. The town is well-maintained, from its manicured parks to its sweeping city streets.

The Lifestyle

Active, wholesome, and endorphin-driven.
Brentwood residents tend to invest in their health and connect with the natural environment. Opportunities for runners and yogi abound here and plenty of hiking and biking trails. 
Specialty food and clothing shops, like those in Farm shop, power this community’s sharp appearance and organic diet. The Brentwood Country Mart, built in 1948 one of the best in Los Angeles, draws people from all over the city and it's a family-friendly retail hub. 

Unexpected Appeal

A world-class museum around the corner.
Need To Relax and Recharge? The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles (source Wikipedia). If you would like to visit Getty Museum and Gardens, you'd need to make a reservation for parking.

Getty Center - European art up to 1900 set amid modern architecture and gardens.

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The outside area of the Getty is worth the trip alone, not to mention the enormous collection of classic and contemporary art within its walls and expansive city views. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in Los Angeles and a source of pride for the Brentwood neighborhood.

Four gardens—one at street level, the rest at the top of the hill—and an outdoor sculpture terrace invite you to rest, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Created by California artist Robert Irwin, the 134,000-square-foot Central Garden lies at the heart of the Getty Center.


For architecture aficionados, there’s also the George Sturges House, a 1,200-square-foot home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and Paul R. Williams’ Hunt Residence, which was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. 

The Market

Architectural and beautifully landscaped homes.
Brentwood may feel quaint, but its single-family homes tend to be large and modern with manicured lawns. Many sprawling mansions and luxury estates also occupy this sought-after neighborhood. Looking at some of the residents of Brentwood, which include Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, you might think it has to be an extremely expensive place to live. The high cost of housing in Brentwood didn’t go unnoticed by the local government, though. As of June 2020, 20% of multifamily units in the neighborhood qualified for Fannie Mae loans, while the starting price for studio and one-bedroom units was within $100 of HUD vouchers in Los Angeles. This means that not only celebrities can live in Brentwood nowadays.

You'll Fall In Love With

Brentwood’s small-town sensibility and tenured population.
Though it sits alongside the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica, Brentwood maintains a neighborhood vibe - one of the many reasons why residents love Brentwood's real estate. Quaint shops are its calling card and long-time residents greet one another on the area's many running paths and trails, lending a sense of stability and familiarity.

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More entertainment options in Brentwood are to be found at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Brentwood Country Club, Vicente Foods. The community enjoys several local traditions every year, such as the raising of the maypole on the lawn of the Archer School for Girls or the decorating of coral trees along San Vicente Boulevard with Christmas lights.

Thing To Know

A dark page in the history of Brentwood turned in 1961, when a fire swept through the neighborhood, fueled by Santa Ana winds. The fire burned 16,000 acres of land, destroyed close to 500 homes, and caused roughly $30 million in damages. Eventually, Brentwood was designated a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone by the State Cal-Fire Authority.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Brentwood, CA

Brentwood has 14,883 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Brentwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 33,150 people call Brentwood home. The population density is 13,384.084 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Overview for Brentwood, CA

33,150 people live in Brentwood, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $122,271. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Brentwood, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Brentwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter
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Archer School For Girls
6th - 12th
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Mirman School For Gifted Children
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St Martin Of Tours Elementary School
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Milken Community Schools
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