Brentwood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, also known as Board District Four. A number of parochial and private schools are also available throughout the city and are ready to serve the learning needs of students in an accelerated, faith-based setting. For higher education, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Mount St. Mary’s College, Loyola Marymount University, California State University, Los Angeles, University of Southern California (USC), and Occidental College are all located nearby.
The Brentwood Country Mart is a charming Farmer’s Market and a popular stop for visitors and locals alike. The market itself is home to a number of unique boutiques from all over the world, as well as exquisite food and dining. Community events, gardening and art programs are also held at the market.
The world renowned Getty Center is only a brief ten minute drive from Brentwood, located high in the breath taking hills of Los Angeles. The Getty Center is home to some of America’s greatest art treasures by some of history’s most brilliant artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Rembrandt. The spectacular outdoor sculpture Gardens of the Getty that surround a beautiful emerald labyrinth. And as The Getty is situated atop a hill, one is treated to breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline.
Brentwood Village is a charming shopping stop for fashionistas around the entire Los Angeles area. Located at the intersection of Barrington Avenue and Sunset Blvd. in the heart of West Los Angeles, Brentwood Village is home to some of L.A.’s most treasured and historical stores. It has been described that a day of shopping at Brentwood Village can include anything and everything from couture bags to diamond pendants, from knitting circles to taking a boxing class. The Village is also home to some truly divine restaurants and shoppers often end their days with a delicious meal complete with a glass of wine. This delightful shopping experience captures much of the fashion and cultural vibes that is unique to the city of Los Angeles.
Parks and Recreation
For golfers, the best course in all of Brentwood is at the Brentwood Country Club. This 18-hole course was designed by Max H. Behr and John F. Harbottle. Although the course is relatively flat, golfers enjoy the classic layout of the course as well as its scenic beauty. The course has also been described as having a ‘home away from home’ feel and adding a bit of outdoor beauty into the urban setting of Brentwood. The course also comes with many water hazard and vast greens.
Barrington Recreation Center is home to a community center, tennis courts, football field, indoor gym, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and a dog park. The dog park is a particularly popular spot for locals, as it allows dog owners to let their furry friends scamper and play. A number of children’s classes are held at the Center as well, and many sports programs are held at the Center, including recreational basketball teams, flag football and pee-wee tennis and tumbling.
Residents of Brentwood are fortunate enough to live a mere five minute drive away from the legendary Santa Monica Beach and Pier. The Pier, best known for its stunning Ferris wheel and multiple appearances in Beach Boys songs, is a great way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon or a starry night. Santa Monica Beach, also known as Los Angeles’ ‘play beach’, is a popular spot for surfers, as well as sunbathers, tourists, and water babies. And for those who would rather stay on land, the stunning Santa Monica Mountains provide residents with plenty of paths for hiking, biking, jogging and walking.
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