Cafe de Leche in Eagle Rock, on York Boulevard

Occidental College is centrally located within the vibrant scene of Northeast Los Angeles.

Oxy’s campus is located in Northeast Los Angeles, on the border between Eagle Rock and Highland Park, two neighborhoods that reflect the eclectic nature of the city. Nationally lauded restaurants, cozy coffeehouses and vintage boutiques share the boulevards with Mom-and-Pop markets and grab-and-go eateries.

To the north of campus, Eagle Rock is named after the form visible in the huge dome of sandstone looming over the 134 Freeway. Browse among the cool shops and sample the ever-expanding food options on Colorado and York Boulevards. Don't miss the Eagle Rock Italian Bakery, a neighborhood staple that has been around for more than 40 years.

To the southeast is Highland Park, where residential streets blend with a walkable urban culture. You’ll find unique furniture, clothing shops, music stores and a burgeoning nightlife scene. Take a tour of Judson Studios, where skilled craftsmen design and fabricate stained glass, and try your hand at bowling amid the steampunk stylings at the Highland Park Bowl.

Occidental College Neighborhood Tour: Highland Park

Occidental College is tucked between the eclectic neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park. In this tour, Shae Campbell shows us around the shops and cafes on Eagle Rock Blvd. and York Blvd. and give some tips on how to get around the city.