Named for the massive rock visible from the 134 freeway in northeast Los Angeles, Eagle Rock is home to longtime residents and newly arrived millennials who embrace a quiet neighborhood with hometown joie de vivre. Once part of Route 66, Colorado Boulevard bisects Eagle Rock, stretching from Glendale into Pasadena over the high arches of the Colorado Street Bridge. Cruise Eagle Rock and discover architecture as diverse as the numerous family-owned businesses, shops, and restaurants, some of which have been operating for decades.
Cheese aficionados flock here, where about 150 varieties of cheese are available, along with sandwiches, charcuterie, local jams and jellies, and, of course, wine. 2106 Colorado Boulevard. 1-323-892-1068; milkfarmla.com.