Known as the “City of Warmth” because of its “Small town charm and friendly atmosphere,” Brentwood is a great place in which to raise a family with a proximity to St. Louis attractive to suburbanites commuting to the big city. Brentwood High School and Mark Twain Elementary School are recent recipients of the National Blue Ribbon Award, an award given for the best schools in Missouri.

Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

The three major shopping centers in Brentwood include Promenade at Brentwood Shopping Center, Brentwood Square Shopping Center, and Dierbergs Brentwood Pointe where you’ll find anchor stores like Borders, Best Buy, and REI. And don’t forget all the smaller stand alone shops and boutiques, and strip malls in town where you’ll find antiques, books, clothing, electronics, gifts and more.

The St. Louis Galleria is only minutes north of Brentwood, offering national favorites like Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s.

Parks and Recreation

The Brentwood Ice Arena is available for everything from recreational skating and stick and puck sessions to lessons and birthday parties.

The Maplewood Family Aquatic Center is available to all Brentwood residents as part of the relationship between Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, and Rock Hill to bring more recreational opportunities to all four cities’ residents. The Center features an 8 lane competition pool, a 9,400 square foot leisure pool with lazy river, springboards, waterslides, and concessions.

As part of the same community arrangement The Heights recreation center in Richmond Heights offers Brentwood residents a gym, fitness center, raised running track, hot tub and sauna, leisure pool and much more.

Brentwood has eight community parks offering baseball diamonds, walking and riding paths, soccer fields, playgrounds, pavilions, and volleyball, tennis and handball courts. Brentwood Park hosts the Annual Maddenfest (formerly Brentwood Days Festival) and the summer concert series.


According to the most recent information from CityData, the median household income for homes in Brentwood was $65,216 compared to the state of Missouri’s average of $45,229.

The median house and condo values for homes in Brentwood was $197,974 compared to the state of Missouri’s average at $139,700.

The city’s population as of 2011 was at 8,053.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Brentwood is home to Missouri College located at 1405 South Hanley Road. Other colleges and universities near Brentwood include Webster University, Washington University, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis University-Main Campus, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, all in St. Louis, and St. Louis Community College-Meramec in Kirkwood.

Passenger train service is provided by Amtrak with the Kirkwood Train Station located at 110 W. Argonne Rd in Kirkwood, and the St. Louis station at 550 S. 16th St. in St. Louis.

Bus service is provided by Metro Transit which connects all the suburbs to St. Louis.

Local hospital and medical facilities near Brentwood include SSM St. Mary’s Health Center about 2 miles away in Richmond Heights, Forest Park Hospital about 4 miles away in St. Louis, and Barnes Jewish Hospital about 5 miles away, also in St. Louis.

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