Eagle Rock is a neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles County. Named after a large rock outcropping at the district’s northern edge, which casts a shadow on the rock at certain times of day resembling an eagle with its wings outstretched, Eagle Rock is an ethnically diverse, and relatively high-income neighborhood with a population nearing 35,000.
Eagle Rock is bordered by the city of Glendale on the north and west, Highland Park on the southeast, Glassell Park on the southwest and the city of Pasadena on the east. Major thoroughfares include Eagle Rock Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, with Figueroa Street along the eastern boundary. The Glendale and Ventura freeways run along the district’s western and northern edges, respectively. It is just minutes from Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.
The area is home to an eclectic span of architectural styles including historic Victorian farmhouses and turn-of-the-century Craftsman homes, as well as Period Revival homes, and Post-War & Modern style architecture. Today, an influx of young urban professionals has turned Eagle Rock into a bustling ‘hip’ neighborhood that is appreciated for retaining its small-town feel. It even made redfin’s list as one of the hottest neighborhoods in America in 2014. There are nine public schools—including two high schools—and six private schools, as well as a branch public library.
Occidental College, famously designed by Myron Hunt in the Mediterranean Revival style, is located in Eagle Rock and is one of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges.