Brentwood is home to dozens of key Los Angeles landmarks.

Welcome to Brentwood

Los Angeles’ tranquil, mountain-adjacent escape
Set at the base of the easternmost part of the Santa Monica Mountains, Brentwood is among the most luxurious neighborhoods in Los Angeles and is near other premier communities, like the Pacific Palisades and Bel-Air. Brentwood is home to dozens of key Los Angeles landmarks. Major Brentwood attractions include the famous Getty art museum, as well as the Banks Mansion, known for being the main setting for the popular 90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In addition to its cultural appeal, Brentwood offers easy access to dozens of first-rate hiking trails in and around the Santa Monica Mountains. For beach enthusiasts, Brentwood is just a few miles from five-star beaches in nearby Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades

In terms of dining, shopping, and nightlife, Brentwood’s best quality might be its proximity to Santa Monica. While Brentwood Country Mart, San Vicente Blvd, and Brentwood Village offer some solid dining and shopping options, Santa Monica’s Montana Ave, Santa Monica Blvd, and Santa Monica pier have much more to offer foodies. Brentwood’s residential areas are beautiful, with spectacular homes offering magnificent views of the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, Brentwood.

What to Love

  • 10-15 minutes from top-tier California beaches 
  • Easy access to dozens of first-rate Santa Monica Mountain hiking trails with magnificent views 
  • A cultural haven, with major landmarks like The Getty Center

Local Lifestyle

Brentwood is a relatively quiet residential neighborhood, particularly in comparison to nearby Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica, where they have bustling commercial centers. Brentwood neighborhoods serve as a residence to students at Los Angeles’ premier university, the University of California, Los Angeles, located just on the other side of California’s 405 highway. In addition to college students, Brentwood’s Getty Center, home to historic works of art and a sprawling 134,000-square-foot garden, attracts culturally sophisticated visitors from around the world. Meanwhile, its proximity and access to the Santa Monica foothills encourage residents and visitors to pursue an active and healthful lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

While Brentwood isn’t quite the commercial hotspot that Santa Monica is, it does offer several places for residents and visitors to eat, drink, and shop. Brentwood Village, located at the intersection of Sunset Blvd and Barrington, is a sprawling outdoor shopping mall with a broad range of shopping and casual dining options. For high-end foodies with a taste for sushi, Brentwood Village has the popular Sushi Miyagi, where diners can enjoy a custom seven-course meal. 

Brentwood’s premier location for upscale shopping and dining is San Vicente Blvd. San Vicente harbors a number of high-end restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines, including Japanese, American, and Italian. The area is also in proximity to several luxury condominium complexes providing easy access for suburban residents. 

Things to Do

Brentwood is adjoined by several Santa Monica Mountain trailheads, including Sullivan Canyon, Westridge, and Kenter, which all offer spectacular views of Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Beach enthusiasts need only travel ten to fifteen minutes to get to the ocean. Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica Beach are each within five miles of Brentwood. For those seeking cultural inspiration, The Getty Center has stunning attractions, from its sprawling, highly manicured gardens to its tremendous art collection.


Brentwood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Some of the highly-rated public and private schools serving the community include:

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