Brentwood Municipal Offices are located at 3735 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227
Over the last two hundred years, the land that encompasses Brentwood Borough [†] has transitioned through multiple stages of development. The first European settlers entered what was then a rural hinterland during the mid-1700s. These industrious and independent farmers participated in the tax revolt known as the Whiskey Rebellion, which served as a major test of the newly restructured federal government under the Constitution. In the Nineteenth Century, small hamlets sprouted along the busy Brownsville Road trade corridor, while the rolling hills of the present day Borough were concurrently mined for coal to feed Pittsburgh's burgeoning industries.
In 1901, a major streetcar line was extended to the edge of Carrick, a former borough and current Pittsburgh neighborhood that became popular with middle class city dwellers who sought larger homes and green space. New construction soon spilled over into the northeastern corner of our community. In order to hasten infrastructural developments, the residents of Brentwood separated from the then largely rural Baldwin Township to form an independent municipality.
Today, Brentwood Borough is a mature municipality with a dense collection of attractive homes, a stable small business community, and an excellent transportation infrastructure. Although Brentwood residents are proud of their heritage, they look resolutely toward the future, and welcome the new citizens and commercial establishments that keep our borough in a constant state of transformation.
† Borough of Brentwood, New Residents Guide, 2003, www.brentwoodboro.com, accessed September, 2022.
Nearby Towns: Baldwin Boro • Clairton City • Crafton Borough • Dormont Boro • Glassport Boro • Homestead Boro • McKees Rocks Borough • Pittsburgh City • Rankin Borough • Swissvale Boro • West Homestead Borough • Wilkinsburg Boro •