Brentwood Real Estate
A laid back Westside LA neighborhood with upscale dining
Brentwood is a laid-back neighborhood rising into the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains on the Westside of Los Angeles. This down-to-earth neighborhood prides itself on environmentally friendly green living. Nestled between the coastal communities of Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica to the west and prestigious Bel Air to the east, Brentwood is a neighborhood of understated affluence with one of the lowest levels of population density in Los Angeles. Upscale amenities in the neighborhood include the exclusive Brentwood Country Club, Baltaire, and other trendy dining options on San Vicente Boulevard and the chic shopping and dining destinations of Brentwood Village and Brentwood Country Mart.
Brentwood’s housing options range from stylish condos and spacious single-family homes to sprawling estates in the tranquil mountain foothills.
What to Love
- Ideal Westside Los Angeles location
- Baltaire and other trendy restaurants
- Brentwood Country Mart shopping
- Brentwood Golf Club
People & Lifestyle
Brentwood offers an ideal Westside Los Angeles location within easy reach of Downtown LA, Santa Monica Mountains hiking trails, and the beach. The three-mile journey to the ocean can be completed in under 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike. Brentwood also boasts some of the best shopping and dining of any neighborhood in Los Angeles. Families in the neighborhood enjoy access to numerous magnet and charter public schools, as well as some of LA’s most revered private schools.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Brentwood’s extensive array of upscale shopping and dining options rank among the finest in Los Angeles.
The Brentwood Village area features eclectic eateries such as the authentic Italian trattorias Divino and Peppone, welcoming family-run Belwood Bakery, and high-end omakase spot Sushi Miyagi. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfare of San Vicente Boulevard boasts some of Los Angeles’ top dining destinations, including the impeccably trendy Baltaire. This intimate steakhouse pairs highest-grade steaks and outstanding seafood with an impressive choice of wines, rare spirits, and signature cocktails. Baltaire’s airy main dining room opens out onto a terrace where guests enjoy refined cuisine and drinks beneath the stars. Other highlights on San Vicente Boulevard include the sophisticated Italian restaurants Pizzana and Vincenti.
Brentwood Country Mart has been an icon of the neighborhood since it opened in 1948. Housed within a rustic barn, this charming country market features more than 20 boutique retailers alongside an outdoor dining area with gourmet eateries surrounding a roaring fire pit. Brentwood Country Mart has been known as a favorite destination of Hollywood’s elite since its opening, attracting stars from Shirley Temple and Elizabeth Taylor to Ben Affleck and Reese Witherspoon. Boutiques at Brentwood Country Mart include chic jewelers, Broken English, haute couture French footwear brand Christian Louboutin, Gwyneth Paltrow’s health and wellness store Goop, and celebrated chocolatier Edelweiss Chocolates.
Things to Do
The prestigious Brentwood Country Club offers its members access to exceptional facilities, including a centerpiece 18-hole golf course. The course originally opened in 1910 before being redesigned by legendary golf course architect Max Behr in 1925. A gorgeous, Spanish-style clubhouse overlooking the golf course features a tavern serving delicious meals alongside wine and cocktails. Other amenities include first-class tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and a swimming pool.
Brentwood is served by the Los Angeles Unified school district.
- Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School, Public, Magnet, K-5.
- Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter School, Public, Charter, K-5.
- Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Public, Magnet, Charter, 6-8.
- Palisades Charter High School, Public, Magnet, Charter, 9-12.
- University High School, Public, Charter, 9-12.
- Archer School for Girls, Private, K-12.
- Brentwood School, Private, K-12.