Eagle Rock is a neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles in the San Rafael Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
Eagle Rock is named after a large rock outcropping, resembling an eagle with its wings outstretched.
Eagle Rock maintains a low-key vibe despite its soaring accolades as northeast LA’s most lavishly rooted-in-bohemia neighborhoods. Jukeboxes still jam in the neighborhood’s returned-to-trendy diners and vinyl still spins in its used bookstores. This imperceptibly discerning destination is so copacetic, you’ll forget you’re in the movie-making capital of the nation until you see a film crew along its quintessentially quaint main boulevards. Take five, hike to the top of its eponymous rock, and breathe in crisp nostalgia.
Today it is an ethnically diverse, relatively high-income neighborhood known for being the home of Occidental College and for a counterculture element among its 34,000+ people.
The neighborhood is home to many historic and architecturally significant homes, many done in the Craftsman, Georgian, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco and Mission Revival styles.
The neighborhood is inhabited by a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups and the creative class. Over the past decade the Eagle Rock and neighboring Highland Park have been experiencing gentrification as young urban professionals have moved from nearby neighborhoods such as Los Feliz and Silver Lake. A core of counter-culture writers, artists and filmmakers has existed in Eagle Rock since the 1920s.
Eagle Rock is an area of L.A. in the midst of a major boom. As urban professionals and families are increasingly priced out of areas like Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park, Eagle Rock with its hipster vibe, mix of class levels, and neighborhood feel becomes home. Discuss the community and find other info on our Facebook page: Eagle Rock