If you like the idea of quiet neighborhoods and quaint parks nestled between convenient shopping centers and restaurants, Brentwood might be the place for you. For over a century Brentwood has been a crossroads for the area, attracting businesses and shoppers alike. But its excellent schools, parks, and recreation facilities have convinced many to “settle down” in this convenient suburb.

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THE FEEL

Brentwood is a shopper’s paradise, boasting the Galleria Mall, The Promenade, Brentwood Square, and more. But don’t let the malls and highways lead you to believe that Brentwood is for visitors only. The “City of Warmth” features a variety of well-cared for homes in many different styles and an excellent school system.

HISTORY

Though Brentwood was officially established in 1919, it had been a thriving suburban town for much longer, serving as a way-station for mail coaches and pioneers heading west. Brentwood today still retains much of this “crossroads” feel, a hub of main roads and highways featuring a number of shopping malls and businesses.

ACCESSIBILITY

Most of Brentwood is easily accessible from highways 64/40 and 170, making it easy to travel to the airport, downtown, out of the city, and everywhere in between. It is minutes from downtown Clayton and the strip in Maplewood.

CULTURE

The City of Brentwood is a progressive community– one that is moving forward while still maintaining an atmosphere that keeps them unique.

ENTERTAINMENT

Brentwood can give you a taste of the good life; wine and cheese aficionados will find several helpful shops and venues, and shoppers can find the latest fashions at Brentwood’s malls and boutiques. An art galleria, a performing arts center, and a ballroom all call Brentwood home as well. Still, being next to two highways, all of the city’s entertainment is easily within reach.

SCHOOLS

Brentwood has excellent schools. This small town is home to Brentwood High School, a 2006 National Blue Ribbon Award winner, and Mark Twain Elementary School, a 2009 National Blue Ribbon Award winner.

PARKS & REC

Brentwood Park - 9100 Russell Avenue | At 13.5 acres in size, this park can accommodate the recreational desires of the whole family. It has a beautifully maintained baseball field, two softball fields, two soccer fields, restrooms, a playground, and a pavilion. Home to Brentwood Eagles baseball, the Annual Brentwood Days Festival, and the summer concert series, the park is a hub of local activity.

 Broughton Park - Eulalie and Mary Avenues | Broughton Park is a quaint park of .3-acres nestled comfortably into a quiet residential neighborhood in the heart of Brentwood. It has a playground and a pavilion surrounded by an asphalt trail, as well as a few park benches. The trail leads onto the median of Dorothy Avenue and extends all the way to Rogers Parkway at Manchester Road, making for a nice walk or jog through the neighborhood (about 1/3 of a mile).

Hanley Park - 610 West Hanley Industrial Court | This 4.4-acre park offers a number of entertaining exercise options for people of all ages. It contains numerous fitness stations scattered along an asphalt fitness trail and wheelchair accessible paths, which join Hanley and Memorial parks. It has two sand volleyball courts with judge stands and lights, two tennis courts, and two handball courts. It also has one rental pavilion located near the restrooms and volleyball courts. Home to the City’s outdoor sand volleyball leagues and tennis lessons, Hanley Park if filled with playful and relaxing opportunities.

Memorial Park - 8600 Strassner Drive | This 15.5-acre park is Brentwood’s largest and most picturesque. Nestled in a well-wooded area, Memorial Park offers a cool, shaded atmosphere sprinkled with the relaxing sights and sounds of nature. The park holds two pavilions with barbecue grills, playgrounds, restrooms, drinking fountains, nature hiking trails, and asphalt trails (wheelchair accessible). Along the asphalt trails you will find beautiful arched bridges traversing winding creek beds, as well as various fitness stations for your use. If that isn’t enough, Memorial Park offers Brentwood’s own in-line skating rink.

 Norm West Park - Pendleton Avenue | Norm West Park encompasses two acres of land with one soccer field. Property for the park was acquired through a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout program after the floods of 1993. This park is used primarily by area schools and organizations for soccer practices and games. 

 Oak Tree Park - Florence and Porter Avenues | This lovely park provides a balance of urban forest and open space nestled within the residential community. The grassy hill slopes down to an open field perfect for a game of catch, Frisbee, or any other number of entertaining activities. Next to the field is a pavilion with a barbecue grill and a playground. The park features a wheelchair accessible asphalt path running alongside a flowing creek. There are a number of benches scattered along the path for you to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Oak Tree Park also has nature trails to explore.

Rogers Parkway - Dorothy and Manchester Road | Headed by a wooden deck that safely blocks the passage of wandering children onto Manchester road, this .4 acre park contains a playground, and an asphalt trail extending to Broughton Park.

Brentwood Recreation Complex - 2505 South Brentwood Blvd | Meeting rooms and ice skating rink.

QUICK STATS

Population: 8.043

Zip Code: 63144

Libraries: Brentwood

Connect: Brentwood, MO

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