Welcome to Eagle Rock
Trendy and historical epitomizes this bohemian, laid-back Los Angeles community.
Neighboring Southern California’s San Rafael Hills, and gorgeously shadowed by a granite landmark, Eagle Rock marries picturesque charm with the ultimate in coolness. Lofty palms frame its lively streets, where a bustling mix of eclectic shops and vibrant cafés surround residential routes filled with Craftsman cottages, Georgian homes, glass-walled lofts, and Mission Revival stunners. Home to Occidental College—a leading private institution founded in 1887—Eagle Rock has an old-school feel in the midst of a booming, metropolitan setting.
Once a rural outpost, Eagle Rock, like several other Southern California neighborhoods, saw substantial growth at the start of the 21st century, resulting in its present fame as one of the “it” places to be and be seen—and live. And yet, despite welcoming a batch of fashionable stores and swank eateries, it has maintained its urban intimacy—thanks in part to the nine historical monuments it flaunts.
What to Love
- Ideally located between Pasadena and Glendale
- Brimming with architectural beauties in a range of styles
- A spirited and offbeat atmosphere with considerable counterculture
Students, artists, city dwellers, young professionals, and families intent on experiencing a small-town vibe within a sprawling city—all are lured to Eagle Rock for its friendly, inviting vibe and access to both trendiness and history. Plus, from dog parks to hiking trails, this is a community for outdoor adventurers.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Los Angeles’ East Side has garnered a reputation for its outstanding dining scene—and Eagle Rock is at the heart of it.
Topping the list is Casa Bianca Pizza Pie. This retro establishment, complete with vinyl booths and checkered tablecloths, calls to mind the 50s when it first opened its doors as a neighborhood hotspot. Today, Casa Bianca’s extensive menu features an array of hearty Italian dishes, such as pasta al Forno, lasagna, and, of course, their legendary pizza pies.
You will be given another—literal—taste of history at The Bucket. Established as a food stand in 1935, it holds true to its vision as a neighborhood haven for beers, burgers, and tacos.
In line with Eagle Rock’s unconventional air also arrives The Oinkster—a chill and fun venue on the burg’s fashionable Colorado Boulevard. Here, you will find inspired plates crafted by acclaimed chef Andre Guerrero who, true to his restaurant’s name, serves up applewood-smoked hot pastramis and honey-brined barbecued pork. On the same street, you will be seduced by the romance and style found at Little Beast Restaurant. Named one of the best date spots in Los Angeles by Food & Wine, this stylish venue—housed in a 1911 Craftsman—offers small plates ranging from sea bass Crudo to artisan cheese boards.
Shopping is a pastime for Eagle Rock residents, while the neighborhood itself is a go-to for Angelenos. The vintage furniture at Old 55 is downright awe-inducing, while rare finds in art, LPs, and apparel are found up and down the neighborhood’s main stretch. Searching for more? Head to the formidable Eagle Rock Plaza.
Things to Do
Eagle Rock may be notable for its trendy venues, but its outdoor attractions are just as pleasurable. The verdant and well-maintained Eagle Rock Dog Park is the perfect place to score some rays with your pup, while families flock to the excellent amenities at Eagle Rock Recreation Center—a community gathering place that provides multipurpose fields, basketball courts, a children’s play area, and a lighted baseball diamond.
Keen on exploring California’s first-rate hiking trails? Eagle Rock Canyon Trail provides one of the most spectacular views of the rock that gave this district its name, in addition to generous, expansive views of its lively surroundings.
Served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, Eagle Rock is near several excellent institutions, including: