Centrally located between LA and Orange Country, Whittier started out as a small town founded by Quakers in the 1800s (it's named after a Quaker poet) but is now a diverse city of 85,000 people with a few distinct areas.
Uptown Whittier is the historic business and cultural hub. Its streets are lined with unique shops, tasty restaurants, and bookstores. On Thursdays it hosts the Family Street Festival. Vendors sell food, clothing, and jewerly. East Whittier and Whittier Hills are primarily residential and have a suburban feel.
Whittier has several parks, including the Greenway Trail. Previously the site of railroad tracks, the city turned this into 4.5 miles of paths for walking, running, and biking. There's also a dog park in town.
Whittier boasts a number of very good schools.
Whittier is bordered on the north by North Whittier and Hacienda Heights, on the east by La Habra Heights, on the south by South Whittier, and on the west by Santa Fe Springs and West Whittier.
Burbank: 29 miles / 50-100 minutes by car / 150 minutes by transit
Century City: 29.3 miles / 70-130 minutes by car / 150 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 18.4 miles / 35-85 minutes by car / 100 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 33 miles / 70-130 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
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