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City of Whittier, California

Located about 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles and about 20 miles northwest of Anaheim, the city of Whittier, California is home to Whittier College and also to the Southern California University of Health Sciences. The city was incorporated in 1898, and like many other southern California communities, underwent a population increase following World War II. They city experienced an even more rapid population spike starting in the 1990’s. Many of the early settlers there were followers of the Quaker religion, and its citizens eventually named the city after John Greenleaf Whittier, a respected Quaker poet.

The city has a variety of freeways, including the San Gabriel River Freeway (Interstate-605) Other nearby freeways include the Golden State Freeway (Interstate-5), Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate-10), Century Freeway (Interstate-105),  and the Orange Freeway (California State Highway 57).

Landmarks and Attractions:

Whittier is home to several landmarks. Some of the more notable of these are: The Casa de Governor Pio Pico (home of the last Mexican Governor of California and a designated California Historical Landmark); Pio Pico Historical State Park; El Camino Real; Mt Olive and Broadway Cemeteries; the Jonathan Bailey House (home of one of Whittier’s first settlers); The Historic Whittier Transit Depot; President Richard M. Nixon’s First Law Office; and the Whittier Historical Society Museum.

Although located in Los Angeles County, Whittier is less than a 30-minute drive to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Knott’s Berry Farm & Knott’s Soak City in Buena Park, Universal Studios in Hollywood, and the Los Angeles Zoo.  Let’s not forget to visit Uptown Whittier and dine at a variety of restaurants that serve delicious food and drinks.  Enjoy the hiking communities and beautiful city views from the Turnbull Canyon trails, it’s a 4 mile loop trail located near Whittier and is part of the Puente Hills Preserve.

Likewise, sports fans can enjoy the same level of access to home games for the following professional teams:

  • Major League Baseball: Dodgers (Los Angeles); L.A. Angels of Anaheim
  • Professional lacrosse: Los Angeles Riptide (MLL)
  • Pro basketball (Los Angeles): Lakers, Clippers (NBA); Sparks (WNBA)
  • Pro hockey (NHL): Kings (Los Angeles); Mighty Ducks (Anaheim)
  • Pro soccer: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)


Real Estate

Jesse Garcia The Realtor has been selling real estate in Whittier for over 24 years.  His track record with customers and the City has made him the Realtor of choice, he has the skills and experience you’re looking for.   Please call Jesse anytime without obligation.  He is ready to work for you today.

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