History/Geography

Brentwood was founded in the 1880s after the establishment of the large 600-acre Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors. The Branch helped stimulate the growth of the agricultural district into a full and vibrant community.  Today, Brentwood is home to nearly 42,000 residents and is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.  In addition to its residential areas, Brentwood has a number of commercial districts located along its major thoroughfares of Wilshire, San Vicente, and Sunset Boulevards.    This, combined with the area’s natural beauty – ranging from its scenic trails above Madeville Canyon, to its famous coral tree median on San Vicente Boulevard – helps  Brentwood continue its long tradition of being a wonderful place to work, live, and play.