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Brentwood is a suburban neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles, California, Westside region. Modern development began after establishing the 600-acre (2.4 km2) Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors in the 1880s. A small community sprang up outside that facility’s west gate, taking on Westgate. Annexed by the City of Los Angeles on June 14, 1916, Westgate’s 49 square miles (130 km2) included large parts of what is now the Pacific Palisades and a small portion of today’s Bel-Air. Westgate Avenue is one of the last reminders of that namesake.   Archer School for Girls maypole tradition Local traditions include a Maypole erected each year on the lawn of the Archer School for Girls, carrying on that set by the Eastern Star Home previously housed there. This building was the exterior establishing shot for the “Mar Vista Rest Home” that provided a crucial scene in the 1974 film Chinatown.


The 2000 U.S. census counted 31,344 residents in the 15.22-square-mile Brentwood neighborhood—or 2,059 people per square mile. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 33,312. Since 2010, the population has gradually shifted to younger families with children in local schools looking for single-family homes north of San Vicente Blvd and executives seeking to live in higher-end, low-maintenance condos within walking distance to the San Vicente commercial center.

The racial breakdown is whites, 84.2%; Asians, 6.5%; Latinos, 4.5%; blacks, 1.2%; and others, 3.6%. Iran (27.2%) and the United Kingdom (4.8%) were the most common places of birth for the 21.1% of the residents born abroad—which was a low percentage for Los Angeles as a whole. Bed Bud Exterminator LA King

Brentwood has made substantial efforts to have inclusive housing stock, with 49% of residents living in single-family homes and 51% living in dense zoning/multifamily residences. The median yearly household income in 2008 was $112,927, and renters occupied 48.4% of the housing stock. As of June 2020, 20% of Brentwood multifamily units qualified for Fannie Mae loans. The starting price of studio apartments and one-bedroom was within $100 of HUD vouchers in Los Angeles, allowing residents across various income levels to find housing in the community.


Brentwood’s Barrington Recreation Center has an indoor gymnasium that 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, picnic tables, and tennis courts. As of March 2018, Barrington Park received a grade of “D” from the Los Angeles Parks and Rec Department due to its poor facilities; upon investigation, the Brentwood Community Council discovered $1.1M in missing funds that were supposed to be used for capital upgrades at the park and fought the city for their return – successfully. The Community has worked to improve the park with the funds back in place. The Barrington Dog Park is across the street from the recreation center and part of Barrington Veterans Park, owned by the West LA VA and leased to the City of Los Angeles, CA.

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