Welcome to Brentwood
Imagine a neighborhood oasis of sprawling luxury estates tucked into the sloping hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Here, you’re less than thirty minutes away from the gorgeous waters and recreational fun of Marina del Rey, the lively thrum of Santa Monica Pier, cerulean beaches, vast state parks, and the exciting urban landscape of downtown Los Angeles. Sound too good to be true? Take a stroll through Brentwood, and you’ll soon understand why the neighborhood is one of the most well-established—and coveted—in the LA area.
Rich in privacy, and home to the upper echelons, Brentwood lies nestled between Santa Monica and Westwood, conveniently located near I-405 for an easy commute along the inner coast. The small swath of land that began as part of the Rancho San Vicente and Santa Monica land grant in the mid-19th century has since blossomed into one of the most sought-after residential locations in all of Los Angeles.
The houses here aren’t cheap, but the multi-million-dollar price tags are well worth it in this dazzling neighborhood. With gorgeous views of the coastline and DTLA, Brentwood houses can come perched on the hillside or nested away in a private, gated community. Residents have their pick from a broad array of modern constructions. Elegant mansions designed by world-renowned architects are outfitted with ceiling-to-floor glass walls. Opulent Mediterranean paradises boast monolithic white columns and backyard infinity pools overlooking the hills. Ultra-luxe condos offer the newest amenities and latest interior trends.
What to Love
- One of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles
- Next door to state parks, tons of outdoor recreation
- Luxe mansions designed by some of the top architects in the world
People & Lifestyle
It isn’t hard to imagine that living in such a stunning setting where harmony with nature is a popular architectural aesthetic would cultivate an atmosphere centered around healthful lifestyles and celebrating beauty. In Brentwood, residents are just steps away from incredible hiking and biking trails, creative farm-to-table fares, and myriad exciting events. You’ll fall in love with the panoramic sunsets, the serene and quiet streets, and the convenience of living next to Los Angeles.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Down along the well-manicured, tree-lined commercial district of San Vicente Boulevard, shoppers and diners can find a bevy of niche, designer, and upscale venues for cuisine and retail therapy. Browse nourishing health food essentials at Earthbar, the latest cosmetics and beauty must-haves at Bluemercury, and your top-tier fashion designs at stores like Madison Los Angeles.
There are several restaurants of note on San Vicente Boulevard, including Palmeri Ristorante. This chic Italian eatery comes with a warm ambiance, and the menu is brought to life by Chef Ottavio’s contemporary takes on traditional Sicilian cuisine. With a venue designed by renowned French-industrial designer Phillipe Starck, Katsuya Brentwood is the place to go for an exciting dining scene, top-notch Japanese fare, and inspiring flavors.
Craving fine baked goods and French patisserie food that exemplifies elegance and extraordinary technique? Inside their quaint, local eatery, Amandine Cafe serves up an exquisite full menu along with their specialty: French-Japanese pastries and breads, made from scratch every morning. Many locals head to the Brentwood Country Mart for a down-home yet upscale environment that houses everything from world-class barbers to gourmet restaurants, artisanal markets, and trendy boutiques. This charming shopping village is known for its frequent celebrity sightings, and with its courtyards, bookstores, and fresh-food dining, it isn’t hard to see why many A-listers choose to do their shopping here.
Things to Do
As a small neighborhood, Brentwood is wealthy in its abundance of community togetherness. Right next to tons of recreational adventure and expansive state parks, Brentwood is a perfect mix of opportunities to be social or venture out and explore on your own.
To enjoy the fresh California air and staggering panoramic vistas, many residents will head to the Westridge Trail, which leads to San Vicente Mountain. Simple and enjoyable, this trail meanders through the Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park’s rolling chaparral and stunning wildflowers. Hikers can enjoy views of the hills, DTLA, and Sullivan Canyon.
During the holidays, Brentwood lights up as a community with an explosion of lights and holiday displays. Grab a hot chocolate and load up the kids in the car to drive along the famous Mandeville Canyon Road, which is home to many celebrities and the center of a neighborhood decorating effort that dazzles every year.
Brentwood is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Brentwood School, K-12, one of the top-rated private schools in California, #3 in the Los Angeles Area
Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter School, K-5, highly rated public charter school