Brentwood is located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, bounded by the 405 Freeway on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, the Santa Monica city limits on the southeast, the border of Topanga State Park on the west and Mulholland Drive along the ridgeline of the mountains on the north.
Brentwood is one of the prominent districts of the Westside and among the wealthiest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. It has prosperous commercial districts along each of its major east-west thoroughfares, Wilshire Blvd., San Vicente Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. It is largely populated by professionals and executives.
Brentwood has temperate climate influenced by marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean. Residents frequently wake to a “marine layer” a cover of clouds brought in at night which usually burns off by mid-morning. The topography is generally split into two characters, broadly divided by Sunset Blvd: the area to the north of Sunset is defined by ridges and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains; south of Sunset the area is relatively flat. San Vicente Boulevard is considered the “Main Street” of Brentwood and is divided by a wide median on which stand many large and attractively sculpted coral trees.