Immaculate gardens, local artisans, and posh shopping promenades under the watchful gaze of The Getty.

Overlooked by world-renowned museum, The Getty Center, Brentwood nestles into the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. Its proximity to high art matches its tendency toward high style—boutiques bedecked in chaise lounges and plush armchairs define Brentwood's au courant commercialism. When its residents aren't busy perusing the neighborhood's shopping promenades, they're jogging in Lulu Lemon, tending to immaculate gardens, and supporting local artisans at Brentwood's farmers' market. Looking for the beach? Santa Monica is a short drive away.

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Brentwood is bordered by Westwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Encino, West Los Angeles, and Bel Air/Beverly Crest

LAX Airport: 25 minutes by car or 1 hour & 15 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 15 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 25 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 20 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

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Clean and Stylish at the Base of the Santa Monica Mountains

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Sleek boutiques and stately homes constitute Brentwood, LA's clean-faced neighborhood at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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When Brentwood's residents aren't busy jogging through the neighborhood's estate-lined streets, they can often be found promenading its boulevards and perusing its boutiques.

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If it's Sunday, you might also find them at the local farmers' market.

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Brentwood's manicured spaces lend the neighborhood its uptown ambiance.

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A Whole Grains and Whole Foods Feel

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Brentwood believes in local produce and jarred-by-hand honey.

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Its farmers-market following extends beyond its Sunday food stalls.

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The Brentwood Country Mart champions farmers' market ideals indoors.

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Local cheese, fresh bread, and specialty wines make up the mart's tasteful inventory.

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Although it follows contemporary trends, Brentwood hasn't abandoned all the trappings of the past.

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Newsstands still showcase the printed word along Brentwood's boulevards.

Luxury Shopping In Brentwood

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In Brentwood, boutiques reign supreme.

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Smartly styled and elegantly composed, this neighborhood's shopping culture tilts toward high-end aspirations.

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In Brentwood, babies look as put-together as their sitters.

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Brentwood: The Gateway to The Getty Center

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Rise above the 405 and into the Santa Monica Mountain ridges and enter the enchanted landscapes of The Getty Center.

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The center's museum grounds, gardens, and terraces attract over a million visitors annually.

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One of two Getty museums, this Santa Monica Mountain spectacle features sculpture, photography, and paintings by the likes of Vincent van Gogh.

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Its outdoor verandas offer sweeping panoramas of Brentwood below.

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Get to the Getty via its cable-pulled tram.

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Here's looking at you, art connoisseur.


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Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.