Brentwood (Los Angeles)

34.066666666667 - 118.47916666667Koordinaten: 34 ° 4 ' N, 118 ° 29 ' W

Brentwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California (USA) - according to the Los Angeles Almanac - just under 42,000 inhabitants ( 2000 census ).

The land on which the district Brentwood extends, belonged to the second half of the 19th century to the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica. The nucleus for the later part of town was the establishment of the Sawtelle Veterans Home, a nursing home for disabled veterans of the U.S. Army in the vicinity of present-day Wilshire Boulevard in 1887. The settlement that developed near the west gate of the facility, initially bore the name Westgate. On June 14, 1916 Westgate was annexed to Los Angeles. The old name lives on in the street name Westgate Boulevard. The district is known as a wealthy city.


The Brentwood neighborhood located at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is in the east of the San Diego Freeway, bounded on the south by Wilshire Boulevard, in the south west of Santa Monica, on the west by Topanga State Park and north of the running on the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains Mulholland Drive.

To the surrounding neighborhoods also feature in the north Encino, Bel Air and Westwood on the east, southeast, and Sawtelle in Pacific Palisades to the west.

The zip code for Brentwood CA 90049 is (ZIP code).


The Getty Center in the north Brent Woods is an art museum of the J. Paul Getty Trust. In addition to scientific bodies houses the Center since 1997, the largest part of the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The building was built in the years 1991-1997 according to the plans of U.S. architect Richard Meier and opened in 1997, admission to the museum is free.


The main thoroughfares in Brentwood are the Wilshire and Sunset Boulevard, Barrington and Montana Avenue and Bundy Drive. Brentwood is next connected with three trips to the San Diego Freeway.

The public transport is guaranteed by the bus lines of the LACMTA (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ) and operated by the City of Santa Monica Big Blue Bus system.


People with relationship to the city:

  • Deceased Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), American film actress, singer, model and film producer, in Brentwood (LA)

In Brentwood live among other Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heidi Klum, Seal, Gisele Bundchen and Robert Downey Jr.