Brentwood lies west of the 405 freeway and north of Wilshire Blvd. It is one of the most affluent areas in Los Angeles. Many of its proper ‘neighborhoods’ lie south of Sunset in the flats at the feet of the Santa Monica Mountains; north of Sunset, roads wind ever more intricately upward into the canyons and are peppered with enormous cliffside estates.
The scenic quality of the Brentwood landscape is paralleled only by such areas as Bel-Air
, Beverly Hills
, and the Pacific Palisades
, and many consider Brentwood’s unique marriage of private, exclusive living and convenient location (depending on where you work, of course) to be ideal. The area is perfect for those seeking to commute west to Santa Monica
and its medical facilities or east/south to the Wilshire/Olympic areas and their law firms, entertainment industry hubs, and other large businesses.
Food, goods, and services in Brentwood are generally commensurate in quality with the high life of its residents; options include everything from bagels to burgers, but the most celebrated local establishments are fine Italian and Japanese restaurants. Brentwood is known for education, with seven private and two public schools in its immediate vicinity. Slightly walkable/bikeable/bus-able in the south. Primary arteries: Sunset Blvd., San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., the 405 freeway.