Brentwood is a quiet, upscale neighborhood on the Westside. Tree-lined streets with well-tended homes in a range of architectural styles stretch up into the hills. The main artery, San Vicente Boulevard, features classy Italian eateries and warm cafes, plus the historic Brentwood County Mart, a family-friendly retail hub. The striking Getty Center museum boasts a world-class art collection and expansive city views.
Brentwood features a number of residential sub-districts:
- Brentwood Circle: a gated community east of Barrington and north of Sunset that was created when the Getty Museum was built.
- Brentwood Glen: an area bounded by Sunset, the 405 Freeway, and the Veterans Administration, it is an enclave of small lots and single family homes
- Bundy Canyon: home to Mount St. Mary's College and an emergency ingress entrance to Getty Center (though the latter is accessible only from Sepulveda for the public)
- Crestwood Hills: includes a cluster of protected, architecturally significant mid-century modern residences located in the northern part of Kenter Canyon
- Mandeville Canyon: westernmost part of Brentwood, north of Sunset; extends about three miles to the north and is the longest dead end street in the City of Los Angeles.
- Sullivan Canyon: a mostly equestrian neighborhood with a private riding ring.
- The "Polo Fields": situated between Paul Revere Middle School and the back side of Riviera Gold Club
- Brentwood Park: large estates located in a zone bordered by Oakmont, San Vicente, Allenford and Cliffwood Drive.
- Brentwood Terrace: Located between the Brentwood Country Mart and Brentwood Country Club