population 35,262
med. household income med. income $115,629
med. home value $2,493,800 $2.4M

Brentwood's rolling landscapes mixed with its prime location at the base of the Santa Monica mountains make it one of the most sought after communities on the West Side. Known as one of the three B's to locals, the area adjoins the legendary neighborhoods of Bel Air and Beverly Hills. Brentwood is also minutes away from UCLA and is home to The Getty--one of L.A.'s most popular museums.


The gardens at the Getty are a Brentwood landmark


Once Sunset crosses the 405 freeway, the trees get taller, concealing estates and beautiful homes. Brentwood is an enclave of industry execs, creatives, young professionals and families. It's a small-town neighborhood with a bustling business district along San Vicente Boulevard. The green median along San Vicente is laced with the roots of the neighborhood's historic coral trees, providing obstacles for runners. Brentwood residents love this Los Angeles neighborhood and they show it. They are active in the community schools and organizations, and invested in treasured local businesses. With the Getty Museum as its crown jewel, Brentwood's local culture has an magnetic draw.

The Getty Museum is a destination for architecture lovers
Much of the Getty collection is housed in the Brentwood museum


From morning to late at night, the cafes and restaurants in Brentwood are full of locals. In the mornings, residents sip coffee and discuss everything from scripts and business to books and school happenings. At mid-day, sidewalk tables are packed with the lunch crowd—suits blending in with luxury Lycra. Brentwood residents work hard and play hard while keeping it effortlessly casual. The Getty is a serious draw in the neighborhood. Exhibitions are cutting-edge and constantly changing, but one thing remains constant: the institution's stunning gardens, lolling greens and staggering views of the city.

The Getty Museum is a destination for architecture lovers
Much of the Getty collection is housed in the Brentwood museum
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  • Lifestyle

    As lively as Brentwood is during the week, this neighborhood really knows how to spend a weekend. Wilshire Boulevard is a lively place to be on a Friday or Saturday night and lines for brunch can stretch down the block.

    Hiking trails are popular with humans and their canines. Because Brentwood is a friendly neighborhood for renters and young professionals, there's a scene for every palate.

Great schools ratings 10
Community Magnet Charter 10/10
Palisades Charter High School 9/10


Great schools ratings 10
Community Magnet Charter 10/10
Palisades Charter High School 9/10

Brentwood is home to many elite private schools including the Archer School for Girls, the Brentwood School, Curtis School and Berkeley Hall, to name just a few. The top rated public schools in Brentwood are Franklin Elementary, Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Brentwood Science Magnet School and McKinley Elementary, among many others.

  • Real estate

    The real estate market in Brentwood is almost always hot, given the neighborhood's quality schools and tight community. Home values have climbed about 11 percent from 2015 to 2016-the

    median home value is about $2.5 million. Brentwood's housing stock ranges from multi-family units and mid-century apartment buildings, to condominiums and townhomes, single family homes and large estates in the hills.



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