Located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, bounded by the San Diego Freeway on the east,
the city limits of Los Angeles on the southeast, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, the Santa Monica city
limits on the southwest, the border of Topanga State Park on the west, and Mulholland Drive along
the ridgeline of the mountains on the north. The area's ZIP code is 90049.
Brentwood is kept fairly cool by marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean and frequently wakes to the so
called "marine layer," a cover of clouds brought in at night and burned off by mid-morning. The
topography of the area is generally split into two, broadly divided by Sunset Boulevard. North of
Sunset, the area is defined by the ridges and canyons created by the Santa Monica Mountains; south
of Sunset (exceptions include Franklin Hill), the area is relatively flat. The southern district (and the
neighboring Westgate-Sawtelle areas) features underground springs which bubble up into a small
creek along "the Gully" in south Brentwood near the golf course, and in the "Indian Springs" (the
springs were formerly the site of a Tongva campsite) portion of the University High School campus.
San Vicente Boulevard, considered the "Main Street" of Brentwood, is divided by a wide median on
has become a Historic-Cultural Monument (#148) for the city of Los Angeles.
For the year ending 12.31.10:
BRENTWOOD: The average home sale was $2,250,771 for 3,259 sq ft on a 17,385 sq ft lot. A total of 217 homes sold with an average of 72 days on market.