Brentwood Park is the most expensive and prestigious non-gated/private neighborhood in Brentwood. The area between Sunset and San Vicente west of Kenter/Bundy is referred to as Brentwood Park. Its boundaries are between Cliffwood Avenue (north and south of Sunset Blvd. (on the east), to Rockingham Avenue, north and south of Sunset Blvd. (on the west). The Park is a desirable community to dwell in because it is perceived as a wooded refuge, a place to get away from the bustling city. This unique style of living has been preserved by the Brentwood Park Property Owners' Association that was founded in 1915.
The character of this highly sought after area is protected by strict CC&Rs and zoning regulations governing setbacks and minimum lot size. Homes must be at least fifty to one hundred feet from the street, and fifteen to twenty-five feet from side property lines. Brentwood Park is distinguished by eight landscaped roundabouts and traffic islands, a hallmark remnant of dozens that originally dotted every intersection in the community.
An ad in the Los Angeles Times on April 19, 1907 describing the recently developed community began like this, "To live in Brentwood Park means to have the conveniences of city life brought to the doors of your country estate .... Mail and fresh eggs are brought to your home twice each day. Garbage is removed three times a week. Street lights twinkle at night. There is a kindergarten in the Park and an autobus takes children to and from grammar school and Sunday school.