Eagle Rock was incorporated as a city in 1911 at which time it’s gentle slopes were dappled with grand Victorian farmhouses, exquisite Craftsman homes, and Occidental College, designed by Myron Hunt in the Mediterranean revival style. The 1920s saw an upswing of subdivision and building of “modern” homes, including many in the Spanish colonial revival style and smaller bungalows modified by such prevalent styles as Colonial revival and English Tudor.
Today Eagle Rock is a culturally rich community that attracts professionals from all walks who yearn for a place with a true sense of community and who cherish a slower pace. Here they find a town with good schools and involved parents, a feeling of shared appreciation for art, individuality and historic significance, and a charming commercial district dotted with a variety of cafés, eateries, galleries, boutiques and more. In summer months you’ll enjoy the outdoor concerts at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center and everyone looks forward to the annual Eagle Rock Music Festival. The Center for the Arts offers a large variety of artistic workshops for children and adults, several concerts monthly and life enriching programs that such as Yoga and Solstice Sound Baths.
A hidden gem resting in the rolling hills between Pasadena and Glendale and just minutes from downtown LA, Eagle Rock makes for an an easy commute to most locations. It is home to Occidental College, one of our country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges. Their elementary and high schools offer GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) curricula as well as gifted and highly gifted magnet programs. Residents attend community meetings, actively partake in the furtherance of quality-of-life endeavors, and stroll their lovely neighborhoods greeting one another in the friendly way of eras past.
Eagle Rock stands as a healthy example of the way a community should be — replete with small-town ambience, full of families of all kinds and backgrounds committed to achieving excellence in local education, a creative and activist populace with a strong and dedicated residents association as well as many other worthy service organizations. Residents enjoy tree-lined streets in hilly neighborhoods with panoramic views and an abundance of commercial, municipal, and residential architectural wonders — a place where anyone can feel at home.