Gateway of LA
Welcome to wonderful Whittier, located in sunny Los Angeles County, California. Whittier is located only 12 miles southeast of LA with a comfortable population of 86,000+ residents as of the latest census. Whittier is one of the Gateway Cities. Because of it's close proximity to LA, it's practically like living in the giant city's backyard! Enjoy all the benefits of city living without the hustle and bustle and hectic nature of downtown. To the east of Whittier is La Habra Heights and to the southeast is La Habra. Whittier is close to a large number of destinations within Los Angeles County and home to Whittier College and also to the Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Whittier has a variety of freeways, including the San Gabriel River Freeway (Interstate-605) which transverses the city's northern end. Other nearby freeways include the Golden State Freeway (Interstate-5), Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate-10), Century Freeway (Interstate-105), Pomona Freeway (California State Highway 60) and the Orange Freeway (California State Highway 57).
Whittier home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Whittier is $354, which is lower than the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim average of $406. The median price of homes currently listed in Whittier is $569,000.