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Whether you’re exploring LA or considering a move, Take Sunset’s Eagle Rock, CA neighborhood guide offers great advice for making the most of your time here. Read our full coverage, or skip to:

Take Sunset’s Take | Buying a Home | Dining | Shopping & Nightlife | Activities & Entertainment

You can also find excellent homes in the area with our featured listings of Eagle Rock real estate and our search tool for the newest properties on the market.

Take Sunset’s Take on Eagle Rock, CA

A family-friendly area, homes with character, excellent schools… oh, and a more affordable price-point than buying a house in other LA locales? Eagle Rock, CA has a ton to offer, whether you’re visiting for the day or moving into the neighborhood.

Eagle Rock’s proximity to Occidental College and location in northeast Los Angeles gives it an almost college-town feel that’s less LA and more Pasadena. Its residential areas tend to be flat and provide big plots, tall trees, and broad front yards and porches. Even with this suburban lifestyle, it’s still easy to access the rest of Los Angeles from Eagle Rock.

This isn’t to say that the neighborhood doesn’t have its own character. You’ll see Eagle Rock’s personality on display most prominently along Colorado Boulevard and Eagle Rock Boulevard; explore bars, restaurants, and an eclectic variety of markets and specialty stores. It’s what comes from a community made up of college students, families, and young creatives attracted to everything the area offers.

Architecture in Eagle Rock varies and includes mid-century modern homes, Spanish-style properties, and Craftsman houses. There are both newer and older homes in the area, and the large plots allow buyers and builders more freedom to find or create what they want.

Buying a Home in Eagle Rock, CA

While there are a lot of great locations within Eagle Rock, Take Sunset’s buyers typically look at homes north of Colorado Boulevard and away from the freeway. The streets around Occidental College also tend to be popular. Throughout Eagle Rock, there are areas that are more desirable than others, and knowing how neighborhoods change from one street to the next is part of the value that an experienced real estate agent can provide.

Once you are ready to start making offers on homes, you will want to line up approval for your home loan. This will put you in the best position to win your bid and avoid costly delays.

Because Take Sunset has bought and sold houses for years in Eagle Rock, CA, we are typically able to advise clients about the true value of a property: whether the asking price is reasonable, whether it is likely to be met or exceeded, and what type of offer will be necessary to stay competitive in the process. In general, we recommend that you make an aggressive but reasonable offer if a home is extremely desirable.


Dining Recommendations in the Eagle Rock Neighborhood


Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli
1726 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Opened in 1949, this bakery and deli provides a wide variety of authentic Italian fare.


The Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Oinkster is a fast-casual restaurant serving delicious American classics.


Red Herring
1661 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Eagle Rock’s high-end dining spot, Red Herring offers a creative and refined take on comfort food and exceptional views of the city.

Bar Scene

The Black Boar
1630 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Black Boar is a cozy neighborhood spot with happy hour specials, well-made cocktails, and a stellar beer and wine selection.

Coffee House

Found Coffee
1355 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Eagle Rock’s friendly neighborhood coffee shop also serves teas and baked goods.

Shopping and Nightlife Recommendations for Eagle Rock, CA

Society of the Spectacle
4563 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Society of the Spectacle is an eyewear boutique with a stylish and unique selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Room 31
2136 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Room 31 is a discreet hideaway where guests can enjoy craft cocktails, jazz, and soul music in an intimate setting.

Activities and Entertainment in Eagle Rock, CA

Eagle Rock Recreation Center
1100 Eagle Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90041
The rec center and its surrounding parklands include walking paths, basketball and tennis courts, children’s play areas, and picnic spots.

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
This non-profit organization provides after-school art classes, a summer camp, and more. It also puts on concerts and the can’t-miss annual Eagle Rock Music Festival.

Peekaboo Playland
2030 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Peekaboo Playland has reasonably priced fun for younger kids with a bounce house, ball pit, and play structures to explore.

Three More Great Things to Do in Eagle Rock

Grab a Bite at Colorado Donuts
1578 W. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 14, Los Angeles, CA 90041

See an Outdoor Movie at Street Food Cinema
1100 Eagle Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Attend Raclette Night at Milkfarm
2106 W. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

For more information about living in the area, explore Take Sunset’s featured listings of Eagle Rock real estate, or search our site for the latest homes on the Los Angeles market.