Brentwood Glen is located south of Sunset Boulevard and west of the 405 at the start of Brentwood. The streets are grouped alphabetically, with the beginning of the alphabet at its eastern end.
Brentwood Glen, originally named the “Ratteree Tract”, is a unique little neighborhood that people often refer to as a “hidden gem.” There are approximately 560 homes, duplexes, triplexes, and apartment buildings, which line the 12 blocks from Sunset Boulevard to Waterford Street. Stepping into BW Glen is like going back in time to the days when children played in the front lawns, neighbors borrowed milk and sugar and people took walks and knew each other’s relatives and dog’s names. All of this still occurs in this quaint little neighborhood in the middle of West Los Angeles. The strong sense of neighborhood pride is seen through the maintenance and improvements of the homes and the activities and clubs started by the residents in BW Glen.
A little Brentwood Glen history... In the early 1920s four Ratteree Brothers-Judge Earnest Ratteree, Dr. Ira Ratteree, James Ratteree and Allan Ratteree-bought a walnut grove now known as Brentwood Glen. They came from the south, spending most of their time in Arkansas and South Carolina before arriving in Los Angeles.
The Ratterees divided their land into five parcels, referred to as the Ratteree Tract, and filed for subdivision in the mid-1920s. They named all the streets as they stand today, but they did not market the property until after the onset of the Great Depression.
The streets and sidewalks were poured in 1927. In 1932, the first house was built at 11344 Albata Street. It is still the original structure. The majority of the houses were constructed between 1935 and 1942. One of the original Pepper Trees was still in front of 11346 Montana Ave up until its removal in 2011.
The Homeowners' Association was formed in 1969 at which time residents decided to rename the neighborhood Brentwood Glen.