About Brentwood

Brentwood is a prosperous neighborhood that is home to many working industry professionals, UCLA students, retirees, and well-educated families. It is located in between other affluent Los Angeles towns such as Bel-Air, Pacific Palisades, and Santa Monica. Like most of Los Angeles, there are many tourists in the area, mostly because of its high concentration of celebrities, proximity to the beach, central location, and overall safety. Although Brentwood is among Los Angeles' most desirable neighborhoods, it is also extremely low-key and subtle. Simply driving through the area, you would never realize that many high-profile celebrities reside along the inner streets lined with palm trees. This is definitely a neighborhood that has found a successful balance between work and play.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $659,000 to $46,500,000

Closed Prices: $375,000 to $65,000,000

Median Sale Price: $2,272,500

Average $ per sq ft: $1248

Association Fee Ranges: $375/quarter, $315.35 to $1512/mo, $0 to $1813

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1905 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 340 to 19285 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 14 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Brentwood

On the north end of Brentwood, towards the canyons and Santa Monica Mountains, the area consists largely of single-family Spanish homes, but there are also quite a few unbelievable mansions and luxurious properties. If you head towards the south end of Brentwood, below Sunset and near Ocean Park, there is a mixture of mid- to high-rise apartments and quintessentially American single-family homes. Most of the areas in and around Brentwood are not too noisy, which makes it great for raising a family and having a peaceful place to settle down. Even though you can find an affordable place to live near Westwood along Wilshire, the average price of a property in Brentwood is still significantly higher than the rest of Los Angeles.

This elegant, family-friendly town has many eateries, chic restaurants, and boutique shops. The Brentwood Country Mart, built in 1948, is both a historical Brentwood landmark and the heart of the neighborhood when it comes to food. Shop at the farmers market or go to the grocery, where you are sure to find something fresh. For quality Italian food and an abundance of trattorias, head towards the streets of San Vicente, Barrington, and Wilshire.

Not only is this neighborhood low-key with a community feel, the residents are also family-friendly. It is not surprising to see people window-shopping or walking with an arm full of bags around the promenade areas. There is also no shortage of joggers dressed in designer athletic apparel, gardeners tending to their lush and succulent plants, or residents helping out local vendors at the farmers market. During weekday business hours, traffic is not only a nightmare, college students can also be seen strolling through the area looking for a place to study or grab food.

The nightlife in Brentwood is fairly quiet, since there are practically no bars or clubs in the neighborhood. A typical Friday might involve grabbing dinner at a restaurant, checking out one of the many comedy clubs, or seeing one of the latest movies at AMC Brentwood with a few friends. However, many young and single residents in the neighborhood tend to venture out of Brentwood towards Santa Monica if they are looking for a wild night out.

Go for a run along Ocean Park and take in the captivating beach views or go to Sands Creek to explore The Streets of Brentwood's prominent shopping centers. You can also check out the J. Paul Getty Museum, more popularly known as The Getty Center, to admire the paintings or picnic on their beautiful gardens.

Locals Love

  • Reputable school systems and childcare
  • Neighborhood is clean, green and safe
  • Close to beaches but still quiet
  • Abundance of recreational activities and lush parks

Locals Don't Love

  • Ever-increasing cost of living
  • Difficult-to-find and expensive parking

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

Upscale but Family-oriented

Samantha R
Brentwood is one of the nicest areas in LA. It's got a price tag to match that reputation, but if you can afford it, I'd definitely recommend the area. The homes are beautiful and there are a ton of family-centric places to go and activities throughout the year.
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