Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles, California. Named after a physical outcropping, Eagle Rock was part of the California rancho system under Spanish and Mexican governorship and was divided into parcels in 1870. It became a city in 1911 and joined Los Angeles in 1923.
Today it is an ethnically diverse, relatively high-income neighborhood known for being the home of Occidental College and for a counterculture element in its population. It maintains a number of historically significant buildings and has a connection with the motion picture industry.
There are nine public schools—including two high schools—and six private schools, as well as a branch public library.
With an "Anytown, USA" feel to it, and such a close proximity to Hollywood and the major motion picture studios, this community has often been a favored choice as a film location. Cameos include Top Gun, Hunt for Red October, and a second-season episode of The O.C. Star Trek III was partially filmed on the campus of Occidental College. This campus also served as "California University" in the 1990s television series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Quentin Tarantino filmed parts of Reservoir Dogs here and in neighboring Highland Park.