Is a small affluent community; in conjunction with Brentwood’s commercial areas are many residential zones such as Burlingame, lined with symbolic Choral Trees and homes. According to the locals there is no direct connection, the name Brentwood heeds to to Brentwood of Essex, England, a town on the outskirts of London dating back to Saxon times.  Many local streets reflect this ersatz British heritage, including Barrington, Gorham, and Bristol.  This community features many residential neighborhoods such as:  Brentwood Circle: gated community east of Barrington and north of Sunset, Brentwood Country Estates: gated community in Mandeville Canyon Brentwood Flats Brentwood Glen: an area bounded by Sunset, the 405 Freeway and the Veterans Administration, Brentwood Heights, Brentwood Highlands, Brentwood Hills: home to Mount St. Mary’s College and the Getty Center, Brentwood Park: an area between Sunset and San Vicente west of Kenter/Bundy, Brentwood Sunset: gated community north of San Vicente,
Brentwood Terrace: southwest edge of Brentwood, bounded by San Vicente Blvd, Montana Ave, the Brentwood Country Club, and Santa Monica’s 26th Street,  Bundy Canyon, Crestwood Hills: includes a cluster of architecturally significant mid-century contemporary residences located in the northern part of Kenter Canyon, Mandeville Canyon: westernmost part of Brentwood,
Mountain gate, Museum Heights: contemporary condominiums, located off Sunset Blvd., South Brentwood: between San Vicente and Wilshire Boulevards and the eastern boundary of Santa Monica, Sullivan Canyon: a small equestrian community north of Sunset, west of Mandeville Canyon Rd. and east of Pacific Palisades,  Westgate: directly to the east of Brentwood Park, Westridge Hills, & Westridge Heights: western portions of Mandeville Canyon


Palisades Charter High School serves the western half of Brentwood; University High School serves the eastern half of Brentwood, Science Magnet Elementary School.  However, it only zones certain areas for kindergarten; the area is served by Kenter Canyon Elementary School, Brockton Avenue Elementary School, and Pacific Palisades Elementary School also some areas are zoned in association to Kenter Canyon and Pacific Palisades, all of which are part of Los
Angeles Unified School District.  Residents attending public school usually go to Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Brentwood’s zoned middle school.  The local public high schools are University High School (named for nearby UCLA, formerly Warren G. Harding High School), just outside the neighborhood’s borders in West Los Angeles, and Palisades Charter High School, in the approximate neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.

Private schools
Brentwood School, St. Martin of Tours Catholic School, and the Archer School for Girls, which is located in what was once the historic Eastern Star Home. In addition, the ancient Eastern Star Home may be seen as the setting of the Mar Vista Rest Home in the movie Chinatown (1974).

Colleges and Universities
The campus of Mount St. Mary’s College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college for women. It is located in the hills above Brentwood, which is approximate less than 2 miles northeast.