Brentwood was founded in the 1880s after the establishment of the large 600-acre Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors. The Branch helped stimulate the growth of the agricultural district into a full and vibrant community. Today, Brentwood is home to nearly 42,000 residents and is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. In addition to its residential areas, Brentwood has a number of commercial districts located along its major thoroughfares of Wilshire, San Vicente, and Sunset Boulevards. This, combined with the area’s natural beauty – ranging from its scenic trails above Mandeville Canyon, to its famous coral tree median on San Vicente Boulevard – helps Brentwood continue its long tradition of being a wonderful place to work, live, and play.
LAPD West LA Division