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Whittier, CA

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Whittier is a city in California that is about ten miles southeast of Los Angeles. Whittier has a population of about 85,000 people, and is also home to liberal arts school Whittier College. As a city relatively close to Los Angeles, Whittier is close a host of government amenities and entertainment options that make it a desirable place to live. It has the proximity to many different amenities, without the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.

Apartments in Whittier, CA


Crestwood Whittier Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


$875 One bedroom in Whittier-12541 Adler Dr
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Mulberry Cottages
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

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Sunshine Terrace Apartments
Beds: 3-4
Baths: 3


Los Olivos Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1

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William Penn Manor
Beds: Studio-1
Baths: -1

Key City Stats

The average age of Whittier, CA is
10 to 14
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.97%
  • 5.54%
  • 7.61%
  • Female
  • 6.94%
  • 7.34%
  • 7.01%
is average rent in Whittier, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.45%
  • 2.29%
  • 3.44%
of units are available for rent in Whittier
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 449
  • 125
  • 333
Getting Around in Whittier, CA

Within the city of Whittier, there are a number of different public transit options. Bus routes run throughout the city, including the Foothill Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, and the Norwalk Transit. These bus lines are the primary transit for most people who live in the city, but there are also freeways such as the San Gabriel River Freeway which allow for quick access to the city along with routes to other locations.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Whittier is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.54%
  • 16.83%
  • 2.71%

Solid Education System

<p>Education is one of the prime reasons that citizens move to Whittier. The city's schools include California High School, La Serna High School, Pioneer High School, Santa Fe High School, and Whittier High School. There are also three private Catholic schools in Whittier: St. Bruno's Parish School, St. Gregory The Great Parish School, and St. Mary of the Assumption School. Whittier College and Rio Hondo College are the city's institutions of higher learning. Whittier College is a diverse school with a history in bringing in students from varying socio-economic backgrounds. The College has some notable alumni, including former President Richard Nixon.</p>

California Historical Landmarks

<p>Whittier is home to a number of California Historical landmarks, which are protected by the state and preserved for future generations. These landmarks get significant tourist traffic and help to bring visitors in the city for commerce. The Pio Pico State Historic Park, the Grave of George Caralambo, the Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree, and the Reform School for Juvenile Offenders are all historic landmarks. The National Bank of Whittier Building is also in the National Register of Historic Places, along with Whittier Museum being an entertainment location that receives heavy traffic.</p>

Expanding Businesses

<p>The business community in Whittier is robust and has been growing over the past few decades. What started as small revitalization projects downtown has ended up as a $7 million project near the Hoover Hotel. In addition to the project near the Hoover, the Whittwood Town Center is known as a hot spot for major chains such as JC Penney, Target, Sears, Vons, and Kohl's. Another major town center is being built near Whittier Blvd, where businesses are clamoring for a residence. The top employers in the city are the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and Whittier College, and health services are a significant industry in the city.</p>