33.9792° N, 118.0328° W

Welcome to Whittier

Whittier, California, is a suburban city located in Los Angeles County. This charming locale was once a Quaker town before becoming the thriving, closely-connected community its residents know and love. Whittier is teeming with tree-lined, cobblestone streets and historic, old-world charm. Whittier has a small-town vibe, complete with a walkable downtown filled with unique shops and friendly neighbors who've known each other for a lifetime. 



What to Love

  • Sought-after suburban living
  • Small-town feel where everyone knows one another
  • Tight-knit community
  • Central location


Local Lifestyle 

Whittier is a beloved city filled with unique turn-of-the-century and mid-century homes and newly constructed developments and housing projects. Downtown is full of character, and various unique shops and restaurants line its streets, providing locals with ample opportunities to enjoy California’s best cuisine and retail experiences. While Whittier boasts a small-town vibe, the area isn’t resistant to change, and many new businesses and events bring a sense of modern-day convenience to its commercial districts. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

An impressive selection of shops and eateries are found in Uptown Whittier, the area’s bustling historic district. Phlight is a popular wine bar that serves Mediterranean and Spanish tapas, as well as mouthwatering desserts like Mexican chocolate souffle. It's the perfect place to grab tapas with friends after work or stop for drinks on date night. 


Bizarra Capital is a Mexican restaurant featuring fresh chips and salsa, traditional Mexican fare, and margaritas in a festive space. Stop by on Friday to listen to a mariachi band play cultural tunes as you dine. Not far from Bizarra Capital is The Rusty Monk, an eatery serving Belgian cuisine in a sleek, industrial space. Order your favorite beer at the bar, or indulge in a Belgian-inspired dish like pork schnitzel, monk burgers, or short rib poutine.


You can spend an entire day shopping at Whittwood Town Center, the large shopping mall in Whittier. Here, you'll find big-box stores, delicious eateries, and a grocery store offering fresh produce, quality meats, and more. 


Things to Do

Whittier is fortunate to have several civic organizations, including the Rotary and Lions Clubs, supporting Uptown and the surrounding community. This tight-knit town works seamlessly to keep its city beautiful and its residents thriving, and the city offers many events and festivals for residents to enjoy. Holidays are enjoyable in Whittier, and East Whittier goes above and beyond in the weeks before Halloween. Here, you’ll find stunning Halloween displays and accents decorating many homes, making it the perfect place to trick-or-treat. 


Whittier hosts an annual Christmas Parade along Greenleaf Avenue and boasts several unique floats decorated with festive decorations and lights. Many local bands march along, including bands from local high schools. In years past, the parade has attracted thousands of spectators to Whittier. 


Whittier is home to a unique park with a petting zoo. At Parnell Park, visitors can play on the playground or visit the Parnell Park Storybook Zoo, where they can interact with a large variety of wildlife, including miniature horses, potbelly pigs, tortoises, and alpacas. 



Whittier is home to an incredible public school system and several excellent private schools and colleges. Top-rated educational institutions in the area include:


  • Whittier Christian High School, Grades 9 to 12
  • Whittier College

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