Eagle Rock is named after a large rock outcropping, resembling an eagle with its wings outstretched. The land was part of the Rancho San Rafael under Spanish and Mexican governorship. It 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 among its 34,000+ people. Eagle Rock 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. Eagle Rock has grown increasingly popular because it has so much to offer. Even though you're in the Los Angeles area, it has a small-town feel; you'll find well-kept homes often full of charm and character on mature tree-lined streets.