🇺🇸 Brentwood is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Brentwood is located within 1-mile (1.6 km) of Washington. The municipality of Brentwood is located just outside the north-east boundary of the District of Columbia and surrounded by the communities of Mount Rainier, Cottage City, North Brentwood, and the nearby Hyattsville. Along the Route 1 Corridor, Brentwood is part of the Gateway Arts District.
The majority of homes in Brentwood were built during and after World War II; young people coming to Washington, D.C., to support the war effort found a quiet place to raise their families. There are two small service-oriented commercial areas. A focal point is Bartlett Park named for Captain Bartlett who deeded the land to the town. The park is home to the Wohlfarth Building, which serves as the Town Hall.
Transportation Two state highways serve Brentwood. The more significant of the two is U.S. Route 1, which connects southward through Mount Rainier to Washington, D.C. and northward through North Brentwood, Hyattsville and College Park to Interstate 95/Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). The other highway serving Brentwood is Maryland Route 208, which heads south-east to Cottage City and north-west to Hyattsville.
Brentwood has a population of over 3,828 people. Brentwood also forms part of the wider Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,216,589 people. Brentwood is situated 10 km north-east of the centre of Washington D.C..