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Known throughout the Bay Area for its agricultural products, Brentwood is a growing residential city that hasn’t lost touch with its beginnings as a farming community. As such, it contains numerous agriculture-related attractions from wine festivals to farmers’ markets. A city enriched with culture, here are a few reasons to consider living in Brentwood.


Brentwood’s public education system is served by the Brentwood Union School District (BUSD), Knightsen School District and the Liberty Union High School District (LUSHD) and has seven elementary, three middle, and four high schools. Several schools in BUSD are recognized as a California Distinguished School, an honor only five percent of California schools receive.

LUSDH’s Heritage High School includes a variety of Advanced Placement Courses and boasts the highest Academic Performance Index (API) score in the area. Liberty High School, another high-achieving campus, offers Small Learning Communities (SLC) to highlight the many different career paths available to students such as Business and Technology, Health, Teaching, and the Arts and Humanities.

Whatever career choice holds your child’s interest, you’ll be sure to find the right education and guidance in Brentwood.


Downtown Brentwood

A popular stop for friends and family outings, visitors to Downtown Brentwood can dine, shop, enjoy traditional activities and surround themselves with Brentwood culture. This district features fine establishments such Cinelux Delta Theater, Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, Uptown Lounge, Co. Co. County Wine Company along with a year-round schedule of events. Whether it’s taking a date to Concerts and Movies in the Park or ringing in the New Year at the Winter Walk-About and Holiday Parade, Downtown Brentwood has something for everyone.

The Streets of Brentwood

A high-end shopping mall located at the Highway 4 bypass and Sand Creek Road, the Streets of Brentwood (known locally as the “Streets”) is one of the most prominent focal points in the Brentwood community. This family-oriented center offers numerous outlets and restaurants such as Bath & Body Works, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Massage Envy, Delta Gallery of the Art, MAC Cosmetics and The Children’s Place. Several community organizations such as Relay for Life and Kids Helping Kids hold meetings at the Streets and the mall has also hosted its fair share of Brentwood events like the city’s annual parade and the annual Art, Wine and Jazz Festival. With so many activities available, the Streets is a fantastic place for any kind of outing.

Parks and Recreation

Brentwood offers several parks with a variety of amenities including basketball courts, soccer fields, gazebos, swimming pools, dog parks, and biking and walking trails. With such dedication towards maintaining a healthy park and community, it’s no surprise the city has been granted a Tree City USA title, an honor it’s held for eight years.

Local artists in Brentwood have many opportunities to showcase their work. The city has acquired 26 public art works from 2005 to date and is proud to display them in places such as the Brentwood Library, Civic Center Monument and the Rose Garden Park and Soundwall. Through the Public Art Walls program, the community center can build effective partnerships with artists and art organizations to create spaces for local artists to find recognition and make their work available to building users and employees, all of which would help foster a creative environment.

The city also has plenty of recreational activities for anyone to enjoy from sports leagues to fitness classes to youth camps. Whether you’re testing out a new talent, refining a skill or simply indulging in a special interest class, it’s easy to find a program of such leisure pursuit in Brentwood.

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