Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, about 12 miles southeast of the City of Los Angeles.
Whittier is known for its friendly neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, good schools, and as a great place to raise a family. Whether you are a resident or visitor, Whittier has a variety of "hidden gems" that are worth exploring. Activities in the arts are plentiful and if you enjoy nature, Whittier is a great place to visit for the “outdoorsy” person. Additionally, there are several local "points of interest" which can be found on local, state and national Registers of Historic Resources.
Uptown Whittier, our charming historic shopping district, is the "heart of Whittier" and features an eclectic array of boutiques, a variety of dining opportunities that range from casual barbecue to fine dining and a historic restored multi-screen movie theatre. Uptown, nestled against the Whittier hills, also serves as a scenic backdrop for special events such as antique fairs, vintage car shows and the annual Christmas Parade. Visit the Whittier Uptown website for more information and to see the schedule of special events.
The City's 19 parks, including the award-winning Greenway Trail, offer more than 400 acres of playgrounds and recreation opportunities. Over 1,700 acres in the Whittier hills are preserved and offer biking and hiking trails with breathtaking views of downtown Los Angeles, Catalina Island, the Pacific Ocean and even the world famous Hollywood Sign.