A small city that couples a hub of commercial activity with a serene residential setting.

Welcome to Brentwood

Located 1 ½ miles west of St. Louis' city limits, Brentwood is a small city that couples a hub of commercial activity with a serene residential setting. Brentwood occupies a premier location within St. Louis County. As a result, the community attracts those seeking premier suburban living, and a thriving economic center, just west of downtown St. Louis. Brentwood offers diverse, well-maintained residential communities and provides homebuyers with a plethora of options. Residents receive all the benefits of living in a prestigious suburban municipality, including an exemplary school system and efficient public services. In addition, all of these amenities are in close proximity to service centers such as downtown St. Louis and the financial center of Clayton.

Present-day Brentwood dates back to three separate land purchases in the year 1804. However, the town was not truly organized until the arrival of the area's first great resident, Thomas Madden. In 1870, Madden operated several businesses in the community, ranging from a rock quarry to a barbershop. The settlement became known as Maddenville and quickly became a commercial center after a streetcar line connected it to downtown St. Louis. In 1919, the town of Maddenville became incorporated as the village of Brentwood. The village's first mayor, James Willingham, won the village a reputation as a quiet, residential refuge away from the activity and congestion of the city. Today, Brentwood combines a peaceful residential community with the economic and service activity that comes with being just outside of St. Louis' city limits.

In 2023, Brentwood homes sold for a median price of $342,500, and condominiums sold for $214,987. This shows that the city's selection of housing, while diverse and prestigious, also offers affordability. In 2013, homes in Brentwood sold for a median price of $215,000. This median price increased nearly 60% in the last 10 years, showing that housing in the community is in demand. The municipality is becoming increasingly attractive as it expands upon condominium complexes that are unmatched within St. Louis County. Condominium communities such as Brentwood Place and Brentwood Forest offer St. Louis homebuyers the chance to buy into communities that offer spacious swimming pools, pristine athletic complexes, and meticulous landscaping. Brentwood also has plenty to offer for those seeking detached homes in purely residential communities. Yorkshire Lane and Parkridge are among the most prestigious and comfortable residential subdivisions in St. Louis County. This scenic suburb's residential communities are home to traditional, stately architecture. Beautiful, brick-front homes are set back from quiet, tree-lined lanes. While these residential subdivisions are not far from the hub of industry, they remain quiet and picturesque suburban communities.

Brentwood residents love to celebrate the history and stature of their city. For one day in September, the entire city gathers in Brentwood Park for Maddenfest. The festival includes live performances, fantastic local food, free carnival rides, and a capstone fireworks display. Throughout the year, residents enjoy access to a wide array of parks and recreation services and activities. The Parks and Recreation Department operates public parklands, an indoor ice rink, and multiple sports facilities. Through the Parks and Recreation Cooperative (PARC) with the cities of Maplewood and Richmond Heights, residents enjoy access to eight different parks and the Richmond Heights Aquatic Center. Through events such as "Christmas in July" and "Hula-pool-ooze," the aquatic center provides excitement for children and parents alike. In addition to recreation, residents have access to an unmatched selection of retail conveniences. The Promenade at Brentwood, Hanley Industrial Court, and other centers provide access to small boutiques, large retail chains, and everything in between. Brentwood School District consistently ranks among the best districts in the state of Missouri. Brentwood High School has been named both a Missouri Gold Star School and a National Blue Ribbon School, a testament to its tradition of excellence. Students are well-served by this small, acclaimed school district. Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School provides an outstanding faith-based schooling option.

Overview for Brentwood, MO

8,198 people live in Brentwood, where the median age is 36.6 and the average individual income is $59,682. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.6 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Around Brentwood, MO

There's plenty to do around Brentwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Very Walkable
Walking Score
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Crimson Serpents Outpost, koho Boutique, and Sports Card Dugout.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.96 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.61 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Brentwood, MO

Brentwood has 4,177 households, with an average household size of 1.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brentwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,198 people call Brentwood home. The population density is 4,213.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.1 / 50.9%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Brentwood, MO

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Brentwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating

Work With JANET

Janet McAfee Inc. is the leading independent real estate broker in St. Louis. We have grown from humble beginnings of five agents in the basement of our founder's home to almost 100 sales associates in our corporate Ladue, Missouri headquarters.

Follow us on Instagram