A quaint and diverse neighborhood perfect for creatives and young families
Eagle Rock is a diverse, gentrified neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles brimming with personality, excellent schools, and affordable housing. Named after the iconic boulder with an eagle-shaped indentation, Eagle Rock is close to Occidental College, giving it the feel and vibe of an urban college town. Residential areas tend to be comprised of mid-century modern homes, Spanish architecture, and Craftsman-style houses.
Whether you prefer living along the tree-lined streets up north or the rolling hillside, Eagle Rock has a lush, green backdrop similar to what you might find in the Midwest. The community absconds Los Angeles’ bustle for an easygoing lifestyle that lets residents live within comfortable suburban spaces. Most homes sit on large plots with spacious yards, decks, and porches. During the last few decades, Eagle Rock has evolved into a sought-after neighborhood for young families, creatives, and professionals.
Besides being one of the most diverse communities in all of Los Angeles, Eagle Rock is considered to be one of the best places to raise a family. It’s the perfect blend of a charming small town and a trendy hotspot. Once a sleepy suburb—and not much else—Eagle Rock has evolved into a hip place to live with a streak of bold modernity evidenced by its numerous high-quality restaurants and local attractions.
The friendly community is a plus since you're likely to strike up a casual conversation while taking your dog for a walk or strolling to your favorite coffee shop. Young families enjoy the neighborhood’s cozy intimacy and its relaxed, easygoing lifestyle.
Eagle Rock's decades-old restaurant is also the town's most famous eatery. The Oinkster revolutionized Burger Week. Now, patrons can't get enough of their signature burger The Royale, which includes beef, pastrami, bacon, cheese, and chili all piled high atop a bun.
For authentic, inexpensive French food, there is no better place than . Set inside a poster-adorned space with a distinctive European vibe, this cozy bistro is perfect for lunch. If Persian cuisine is more your style, is an upscale restaurant serving excellent kebabs and unique vegetarian options.
Affectionately named after the son of husband and wife team Chef Sean Lowenthal and Deborah Schwartz-Lowenthal, is a charming neighborhood staple housed inside a Craftsman bungalow. Their menu is a mix of seasonal, California-style cuisine, and diners enjoy the kid-friendly, homey interior.
is another modest, family-oriented restaurant serving old-school Italian with tasty sauces and sweet homemade sausages. Locals call it "thin-crust heaven" because of their delicious classically-made pizzas.
Dubbed L.A.'s "coolest street" by Condé Nast Traveler, York Boulevard shares its space with art galleries, eclectic eateries, boutiques, bookstores, and vinyl shops. Some of the most popular places to visit along the strip are Scoops, Thank You Comics, Donut Friend, Pop-Hop Books & Print, gastropub The York, and Cafe de Leche.
One of the oldest liberal arts colleges in America, is well worth a visit—even if you're not attending! This college has a fascinating history and a lengthy list of notable alumni from movie stars to politicians.
As well its campus, architecture, and proximity to Hollywood have made it a popular filming location. Scenes from films like Jurassic Park III, Clueless, and The Holiday were all shot at Occidental. Several television shows have also used the college as a backdrop, such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, Greek, and The West Wing.
Stay active in the community by becoming a member of the . Besides offering dozens of sports, daycare, after-school, and camp programs, the center has numerous amenities available like barbecue pits, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a football field, tennis courts, an indoor gym, and much more.
School-aged children in Eagle Rock attend schools in District 4 of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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