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Welcome to Brentwood

Brentwood is an affluent neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles It is the home of seven private and two public schools.Originally part of a Mexican land grant the neighborhood began its modern development in the 1880s and hosted part of the pentathlon in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

 

Notable sights

The Brentwood Presbyterian Church was the site of the wedding of actor James Stewart and Gloria H. McLean in 1949. Los Angeles Times

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 11967 Sunset Boulevard

San Vicente Boulevard is divided by a wide median on which stand many large coral trees. This green belt replaced a Pacific Electric trolley track, and the trees have been named a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.[citation needed]

The site of the crime scene in the O.J. Simpson murder case is located on South Bundy Drive between Dorothy Street and Montana Avenue.[citation needed]

Brentwood features a number of residential subdistricts:

Each subdistrict is represented by a different homeowners association.

Recreation

The Getty Center opened on the heights of Brentwood in 1997

Brentwood’s Barrington Recreation Center has an indoor gymnasium which converts into a small auditorium with a capacity of 250. Outdoors is a lighted baseball diamond, an unlighted baseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a community room, a lighted football field, picnic tables, a lighted soccer field, lighted tennis courts, and lighted volleyball courts. The 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) Barrington Dog Park is on the grounds of the recreation center.

 

Education

Milken Community High School, 2008

Brentwood School

Seventy percent of Brentwood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for the city and the county. The percentages of residents in that age range with a bachelor’s degree or greater were high for the county.

Schools within the Brentwood borders are:

Public

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) operates public schools.

The elementary schools in the area are Kenter Canyon Elementary School (a LAUSD charter school) and Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School (an alternative school).

Paul Revere Charter Middle School is Brentwood’s middle school.

The local public high schools are University High School in West Los Angeles, and Palisades Charter High School, in the nearby neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.

Private

The following private schools are located in the Brentwood area: