The Brentwood neighborhood belonging to Los Angeles is known as one of the wealthiest areas in the city with its mix of single-family homes and condos in quaint suburban and private forested valleys.
Historically, it was sold off in parcels after Mexico’s defeat in the Mexican War, along with the land grant including Santa Monica. Although a fire burned through Brentwood in 1961, destroying 484 homes and just recently another in 2019, the area has been flourishing ever since with development and large private estates in the canyons and flats.
Brentwood, historically called Westgate, is a neighborhood for those who likes being inconspicuous and enjoy a low-key luxe lifestyle. It is located on the Westside of Los Angeles, nestled between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades to the west and south and Bel Air to the east. It is an area quietly driven through to reach the beach, so many miss it altogether which is how the residents prefer.
The exclusive area and original subdivision of Brentwood Park is characterized for its leafy expanse of large lots with palatial homes amongst gently curving streets. This is actually where Brentwood got its name. Meanwhile homes in Mandeville Canyon can take advantage of gorgeous canyon, city and ocean views. On the east side of Brentwood Park is Brentwood Heights.
There is a quaint shopping area on San Vicente Boulevard called the Brentwood Country Mart, fit with small cafes, restaurants, and even a petting zoo for the kids. Golfing enthusiasts who do not mind the pricy membership dues will love two of LA’s most exclusive country clubs, the Brentwood Country Club and Riviera Country Club.
There is a small business district in downtown Brentwood with a few high-rise office buildings, but for the most part Brentwood is a bedroom community and one of LA’s best kept secrets.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
The two closest options are the Hotel Angeleno at the base of the Getty Museum and the Brentwood Inn. Other nearby options would be in Westwood and Santa Monica.
At the Brentwood Country Mart, there is Farmshop, Amici, A Votré Sante, Nagaro Sushi and more. Further up San Vicente, there is a plethora of other food options and lounges.
Everyone knows about the first-rate shopping found along Rodeo Drive and in the 2 Rodeo Drive complex, however there is more shopping off Rodeo along Beverly Drive, Canon Drive, and Camden.
Parks & Nature
Brentwood is bordered by the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, so is perfect for the outdoors enthusiasts. Rustic Canyon Park, Will Rogers Park and San Vicente Mountain Park are all nearby with hiking and mountain biking trails.
Top-Rated Schools in and around Brentwood
The high-rated Brentwood public and private schools are a huge draw for families. Since Brentwood is not too big, houses for sale in Brentwood will all filter into one public elementary and middle school.
Kenter Canyon | 645 N Kenter Ave, Los Angeles 90049
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The crème-de-la-crème of Brentwood located in the flats along curving streets with elegant trees framing custom homes.
The heights of this private canyon allow homes to take advantage of ocean, city and canyon views.
Custom homes line the streets of this beautiful neighborhood in the east part of Brentwood.
Situated up in the hills of Brentwood, this neighborhood is a forested retreat and private community to call home.
Contact the Gray Group to learn more about this unique lifestyle and Brentwood homes for sale today.