Eagle Rock

Artists knew a long time ago what others are swiftly finding out—Eagle Rock rocks.

Eagle Rock maintains a low-key vibe despite its soaring accolades as northeast LA's most lavishly rooted-in-bohemia neighborhoods. Jukeboxes still jam in the neighborhood's returned-to-trendy diners and vinyl still spins in its used bookstores. This imperceptibly discerning destination is so copacetic, you'll forget you're in the movie-making capital of the nation until you see a film crew along its quintessentially quaint main boulevards. Take five, hike to the top of its eponymous rock, and breathe in crisp nostalgia.

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On the Map

Eagle Rock is bordered by Glassell Park, Mount Washington, Highland Park, Pasadena, and Glendale

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

LAX Airport: 35 minutes by car or 2 hours & 15 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 25 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 30 minutes by car

A Brooding Enclave with an Endearing Small Town Feel

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Rising at the northeast end of the neighborhood, Eagle Rock soars above the area's skyline and lends the surrounding land its esteemed name.

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Since 1911, Eagle Rock has anchored denizens of counter-culture and offbeat-aesthetics to Los Angeles.

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Throughout the last hundred years, Eagle Rock's popularity has ebbed and flowed.

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The au courant attraction for LA's artistically-inclined, Eagle Rock's movie-set worthy small-town setting lets residents feel like they live in an indie film.

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Nostalgically-dressed diners and cafes with countertop service fill Eagle Rock.

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In this neighborhood, legacies take flight.

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Sparkletts was founded in Eagle Rock in 1929. Bottling operations continue in the neighborhood to this day.

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The community tends to be passionate and adamant.

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Eagle Rock solid.

Explore Eagle Rock By Its Shops

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Vintage ideals rule the roost in Eagle Rock.

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Used books, collectors items, and wicked good eats await you.

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Sweet cafes boast sweet staffs who dig serving sweet treats.

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You can take it slow in Eagle Rock.

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You have to when your coffee is pour-over.

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Even Eagle Rock's fast food is slow.

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Famous for their house-cured Pastrami and the purple Ube milkshake, The Oinkster defies the laws of time.

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A coyote might be your only hi/bye visitor. Be in a barrio cool neighborhood near downtown and Pasadena and Silverlake. But, why go there when you can enjoy hipster Highland Park and Eagle Rock? Soak up the views and sun and stars as you lounge on patio."

Eagle Rock Climbing

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Appreciate Eagle Rock's natural wonder as you circle its switchbacks.

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Nature trails surround the eponymous boulder.

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Residential Eagle Rock

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Eagle Rock's housing options range from duplexes to complexes to multiplexes.

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Its quieter, palm-lined streets sleep at its foot hills.

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Once upon a time, John Steinbeck wrote "To a God Unknown" in an Eagle Rock residence. His lease was $15/month.

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"I should have known," he whispered. "I am the rain."

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You are the sunshine.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."

Rob Kalmbach

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