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Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles, California, United States.  Eagle Rock was incorporated as a city  in 1911, and the area was eventually annexed into the City of Los Angeles in 1923.  Eagle Rock is bordered by the city of Glendale on the north and west, Highland Park on the southeast, Glassell Park on the southwest and the cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena on the east..  Major thoroughfares include Eagle Rock Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, with Figueroa Stree along the eastern boundary.  The Glendale and Ventura freeways run along the district's western and northern edges, respectively.  A massive boulder at the district's northern edge contains an indentation which casts a bird-shaped shadow on the rock at  certain times of day, giving the neighborhood its name.

The neighborhood is inhabited by a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups and the creative class.  Over the past decade, the neighborhood has been experiencing gentrification as young urban professionals have moved from nearby neighborhoods such as Los Feliz and Silver Lake.

A core of counter-culture writers, artists and filmmakers has existed in the town since the 1920s. Famous motion picture actors and actresses, along with writers and others involved in the industry, have lived in Eagle Rock over the years.

Eagle Rock is the site of Occidental College, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt founded in 1887.  It is also home to many historic and architecturally significant homes, many done in the Craftsman, Georgian, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco and Mission Revival style.

Eagle Rock residents are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  There are four public elementary schools: Eagle Rock Elementary School, Dahlia Heights Elementary, Rockdale Elementary School and Toland Way Elementary School.

There are two middle/high schools; the LAUSD public school Eagle Rock High School, which also serves as a middle school, and public charter school Renaissance Arts Academy.

Colleges and universities

-  Occidental College

Private schools

-  St. Dominic School

Libraries

-  Los Angeles Public Library operates the Eagle Rock Branch Library at 5027 Caspar Avenue.


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