In 1887, the founders of Santa Monica donated land to the federal government for US Veterans in an area between Westwood and the East part of Brentwood. The border of the neighborhood begins at Federal and Wilshire, meanders along Wilshire and Montana to Sunset Blvd with 26th street to the West, and stretches up to the Santa Monica Mountains with the Pacific Palisades buffering the area to the ocean.
The heart of Brentwood is San Vicente Blvd, faceted with shops, cafes, and the Brentwood Country Mart est. 1948. The scenic route is a cultivated tree-lined expanse with an array of architectural designs across the verdant hillside community with the Brentwood Country Club set as a key expanse that boasts rolling green fairways.
The neighborhood, along with being an alluring sanctum of the three B’s that include Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, includes several sub-districts: Brentwood Circle, Brentwood Glen, Bundy Canyon, Crestwood Hills, Mandeville Canyon, Sullivan Canyon, the “Polo Fields,” Brentwood Park, and Brentwood Terrace.