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Where You Live Matters

Live Well. Live Better. Live where you maximize the possibilities. Whether you’re a senior searching for answers or a caring family member eager to assist, you’ll find our unbiased, research-based, thought-provoking resources will guide you toward smart, confident decisions.

Councilman Jose Huizar

In Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Glassell Park, as in all CD14 communities, Councilmember Huizar has prioritized park space and thoroughfare improvements with the goal of enhancing our public green space, improving traffic safety, adding bike lanes, increasing foot traffic for local businesses and encouraging community building. Working with local community groups and organizations, those efforts have paid off. Since Councilmember Huizar took office, Part I Crime in Highland Park is down 37% and violent crime is down nearly 49%! York Blvd. was recently named the “Coolest Street in L.A.” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine and Eagle Rock, with its small town charm in a large metropolis, was named the 2nd hottest neighborhood in the entire country by Redfin real estate site!

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council (ERNC) is an official city organization, staffed entirely by elected volunteers and given a working budget of $37,000 per year. We consider issues relevant to our community, and make recommendations to the City of Los Angeles, City Council and the Mayor. Among our most important recommendations concern Land Use – any new building or change in use in Eagle Rock comes before our Land Use Committee.

The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful

'The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful engages neighbors, groups, and businesses to work together to add value to the community, by planting, preserving, and beautifying our environment.  We are a non-profit, 501c3 #20-1500435, all volunteer organization dedicated to beautifying Eagle Rock and preserving open space. In our continued efforts to "Green" the medians and parkways and preserve and maintain the Eagle Rock Canyon Trail we are always seeking volunteers and funding to support our various projects.

Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society

Our historical society objectives are

  • To preserve, clarify through research and to perpetuate the history of Eagle Rock Valley
  • To make this history available to students, researchers, libraries and all interested persons
  • To preserve and protect our local landmarks, especially the Eagle Rock

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER) was established in 1998 in order to strengthen the economic, social, and creative vitality of Northeast LA through the arts. Since then, it has become the area’s premiere multidisciplinary arts presenter and educator. Housed in a historic Carnegie library building in Eagle Rock, CFAER serves as a dynamic cultural hub for all of Northeast LA, with a particular commitment to engaging with the area’s low-income residents, at-risk youth, and working artists.

Our mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of Northeast LA and beyond.

Occidental College

For more than 125 years, our tight-knit community of students and scholars has come together in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world.  One of the original campuses where Upward Bound got its start and home of one of the first West Coast chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Oxy boasts a firmly rooted tradition of academic achievement and dedicated community service. Our students go on to become leaders in their fields—pursuing graduate degrees and careers in politics, diving headfirst into the Hollywood hustle and breaking new ground in medical research.

Los Angeles Museum of Art

LAMOA is a platform for an organic institution that lives through participation. LAMOA is currently located on the Campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. 
1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, California 90041
Open hours: Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm

Los Angeles Public Library – Eagle Rock Branch

In April of 1911, Eagle Rock voters decided to incorporate as an independent city and in early 1914 a group of citizens organized to secure a library for the community. Previously Anna Swan had maintained a small County Library in her dry goods store on Colorado Boulevard.  In February, 1971, along with much of Los Angeles, the Library suffered structural damage making it unsafe for continued use. Given the potential cost of repairs as well as the need for more space, parking, and handicapped access, a new library was deemed to be the best solution. The current building on Caspar Avenue opened in 1981, with dedication ceremonies held on October 3. The old building on the original site on Colorado Boulevard was fully renovated and is now the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.  All branch libraries provide free access to computer workstations which are connected to the Library's information network. In addition to providing Internet access, these workstations enable the public to search LAPL's many electronic resources including the online catalog, subscription databases, word processing, language learning, literacy and a large historic document and photograph collection.

All branch libraries have:

Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is:

  • A destination for Solheim residents with planned trips
  • Pollstar Magazine's Best Major Outdoor Venue for the 12th consecutive year!
  • The largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States
  • The mecca for summer concerts in Southern California
  • The summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home to the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
  • A public park with 14 picnic grounds
  • The perfect place for small and large groups of music lovers to enjoy a night of outstanding music under the stars

Descanso Gardens

A frequent destination for planned trips for Solheim residents, Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Visit for a stroll, a concert or a class — there are so many ways to explore.

Levitt Pavillion, Pasadena

Great for frequent summer outings for residents, Levitt Pavilion Pasadena sits in historic Memorial Park in Pasadena, Originally known as Library Park for Pasadena’s first library, a stone Romanesque building constructed on-site in 1890, this five-acre park was one of the earliest established in the city. Created in 1902 along with the nearby Central Park, the triangular green space is bordered to the east by a railroad completed in 1887 and on the west by Raymond Avenue. The library, damaged by an earthquake in 1933, was dismantled in 1954, though the entrance arch was preserved and still stands at the northwest corner of the park. In 1983 Memorial Park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Civic Center Historic District. The bandshell, now known as the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, was built in 1930, and renovated in 2002 with a grant from the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation.

Volunteer Los Angeles

Before you help any organization, it is important to find out what are their goals, what services they provide and what volunteers and advocates do. This will help you narrow down your choices. This guide makes it easy for you to get the facts. The brief descriptions let you quickly find organizations that may be of potential interest. Then you can go to their website for full details and/or contact them directly about volunteering.

L.A. Works

L.A. Works makes it easy for volunteers to get involved in the community, whether for just a couple of hours or as an ongoing commitment. Our goal is to successfully connect volunteers to the nonprofit organizations that need them most.
Once you register, you will have access to a number of valuable tools and resources, enabling you to find and sign up for the volunteer opportunity that's right for you:
•    You can quickly and easily sign up for volunteer opportunities that need your time, skills and talents
•    Opportunity details (including directions) are e-mailed to you immediately
•    You will receive a reminder e-mail before the opportunity date
•    You can easily remove yourself from opportunities you are no longer able to attend
•    You can view and modify your personal information including contact information, skills and interests
•    You can easily view your volunteer history

Points of Interest in the Neighborhood

Galleries & Retail

Good Eye Gallery, 4538 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Pop Secret Gallery, 5119 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Toros Pottery, 4962 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Permanent Records, 5116 York Boulevard,

Sniveling Sibling, 5028 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Letters from L.A., 5022 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

The Green Bean, 5060 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,


Solheim Lutheran Church, 2236 Merton Avenue

Eagle Rock Baptist Church, 1499 Colorado Boulevard,

Eagle Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2322 Merton Avenue,

Christian Assembly, 2424 Colorado Boulevard,

St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2002 Merton Avenue,

Eagle Rock United Presbyterian Church, 4848 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2109 Chickasaw Avenue,

Eagle Rock Covenant Church, 1649 Yosemite Drive, 

Drug Stores

Walgreens, 2222 Colorado Boulevard,

CVS, 2240 Fairpark Avenue,

Dry Cleaners

Boyer Cleaners, 1550 Colorado Boulevard, 323-255-4853

Eagle Rock Dry Cleaners, 2910 Colorado Boulevard, 818-242-5798

Eagle Cleaners, 4159 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard, 323-478-0840

Groceries & Wine

Sprouts, 2245 Yosemite Drive,

Milkfarm, 2106 W. Colorado Boulevard,

Colorado Wine Company, 2305 Colorado Boulevard, 323-478-1985

Organix, 1731 Colorado Boulevard,

Trader Joe’s, 1566 Colorado Boulevard,


Swork, 2160 Colorado Boulevard,

Starbucks, 2218 W. Colorado Boulevard,

Pat & Lorraine’s Coffee Shop, 4720 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard, 323-257-7926


Eagle Rock has one of the most authentic small town vibes in the city. It also has a vibrant, dynamic food scene that includes legendary, family-run establishments (from the 50s!) and shiny, new, chef-driven hot spots. From legit French restaurants and old-fashioned pizza parlors to gourmet cheese shops and sleek brewpubs, here's a list of our favorites from the charming northeast L.A. neighborhood.

Casa Bianca, 1650 Colorado Boulevard,

Cacao Mexicatessen, 1576 Colorado Boulevard,

Oinkster, 2005 Colorado Boulevard,

Senor Fish, 4803 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard, 323-257-7167

Zweet Cafe, 4682 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Eagle Rock Italian Bakery and Deli, 1726 Colorado Boulevard,

Abby’s Diner, 4862 Addison Way, 323-357-2229

Auntie Em’s Kitchen, 4616 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Panda Express, 4947 N. Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Ruby Bakery, 5042 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Jamba Juice, 5053 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Armon’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop, 5056 Eagle Rock Boulevard, 323-478-1440

Camilo’s California Bistro, 2128 Colorado Boulevard,

Spitz Eagle Rock, 1506 Colorado Boulevard,

Four Café, 2122 Colorado Boulevard,

Café Beaujolais, 1712 Colorado Boulevard, 323-255-5111

Patio Burgers & Beer, 4541 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

Organix, 1731 Colorado Boulevard,

The Taco Spot, 2006 Colorado Boulevard,

Public House, 1627 Colorado Boulevard,

Colombo’s, 1833 Colorado Boulevard,

Little Beast, 1496 Colorado Boulevard,

New York Famous Deli, 2501 Colorado Boulevard,

Dave’s Chillin’-N-Grillin’, 2152 Colorado Boulevard,

Pete’s Blue Chip, 1701 Colorado Boulevard, 323-478-9022

Meea’s, 1734 Colorado Boulevard, 323-285-4850

Leo’s Tacos, 4300 Eagle Rock Boulevard,

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