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Neighborhood Guide: Brentwood

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The neighborhood of Brentwood offers access to big city life with a more small town feel.  This Westside community is made up of wealthy urban sophisticates, including many sports and entertainment celebrities.

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Located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, the neighborhood is split half by Sunset Boulevard.  To get the iconic California experience put the top down on your convertible and drive down Brentwood’s San Vicente Boulevard.  The boulevard features a landscaped median along its entire length which is  planted with 120 large coral trees.

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Residents of Brentwood like to stay active by visiting the city’s Farmers Market which features fruits and vegetables grown at local orchards and farms, playing golf at one of three picturesque Brentwood golf courses, or cherry picking at one of the area’s bountiful orchards.

For a delicious and healthy meal, try A Votre Sante on San Vincente.  A Votre Sante was one of LA’s first health-focused eateries, serving light and natural fare since 1987.  Head to Baltaire for a memorable steak dinner or to Sweet Rose Creamery for unique and delightful ice cream flavors.

If you think Brentwood might be the neighborhood for you, contact us for more information on any of our Brentwood listings, like this gorgeous traditional estate.

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Ernie Carswell

Ernie Carswell is one of the most accomplished and respected real estate agents in the industry today. With more than 25 years of experience in the business, Carswell’s extensive roster of satisfied clientele includes the likes of Fortune 500 CEOs, professional entertainers, top studio executives, leading attorneys, government officials, ambassadors, and foreign dignitaries. Carswell is one of the most admired names in luxury real estate and frequently receives accolades for his outstanding work in the press. He has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” listing, in Variety’s feature on “Showbiz Real Estate Elite,” Billboard’s coverage of the “Top 15 Real Estate Agents Representing Musicians Today,” and was ranked in the top 100 Agents in the nation by the Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends. A native of South Carolina, Carswell’s real estate career began in the exclusive Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. He relocated to New York as an agent, selling properties on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for 3 years. He planted his flag in Southern California in the early 90s, where he currently resides today.