A bit about Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock is a culturally rich community with a small-town feel. Originally part of Rancho San Rafael, it became its own city in 1911 and part of Los Angeles in 1923. The name Eagle Rock has imbedded roots in the community, it comes from a rock that sits just above the 134 Freeway. This rock is naturally etched so when the light hits it just right, there is a very visible eagle with fully spread wings. A great spot to view this is the freeway entrance ramp on Colorado at Linda Rosa Ave.
Voted, along their surrounding neighborhoods, as one of Los Angeles' Hottest Neighborhoods, Eagle Rock, sits with its north end just straddling the 134 Freeway, Pasadena and So. Pasadena to the east, Glendale to the northwest and Glassell Park and Highland Park to the south.
Things to know and do
The community is thriving. Colorado Blvd and Eagle Rock Blvd are lined with quaint shops and restaurants. There is weekly farmers market on Friday afternoons. Many of the art galleries participate in the NELA Art Walk that takes place the second Saturday of every month when galleries and restaurant stay open for an evening of art, good food and fun. The Eagle Rock Dog Park sits next to the Eagle Rock Recreation Center and it is a great place for dogs and humans alike to meet their neighbors. Notable past residents include Marlon Brando as well as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon who were roommates when they penned Good Will Hunting from their home on Hill Dr.