About Whittier, CA
Affordable Family-Friendly Homes for Sale in Whittier, CA
15 miles from the Pacific Ocean lies a town that is rapidly growing, and has a particularly rich history dating back to the Spanish settlers of centuries past. Whittier, CA is typically warmer and wetter in the winter than in the summer, but is still home to that Southern California paradisiacal weather.
Lifestyle and town highlights
Much like the towns and neighborhoods nearby, Whittier is home to a majority Hispanic or Latino identifying population. With more than 65% in this demographic, many families of all cultures live in the area. The age of Whittier’s population is evenly spread out, and there are activities for the young and the young at heart. Families love to make their forever home in Whittier, as there are robust community events, churches, and plenty of fun things to do in Whittier, nearby towns and neighborhoods, and in Los Angeles itself.
Whittwood Town Center is home to a plethora of shopping and eating options, including retail staples such as Target and JC Penney. The city council is currently developing and revitalizing the Uptown District of Whittier, including a full-scale renovation of an historic hotel called the Hoover Hotel. Whittier has quite the executive legacy. President Richard and First Lady Pat Nixon lived in Whittier, and met there, as well. President Hoover’s wife, Lou, was also from Whittier.
Whittier’s public schools and hospitals are large regional employers
Whittier is served by the Whittier Union High School District, which is a large employer in the city. Other school districts include East Whittier City School District, Whittier City School District, Lowell Joint School District, and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, as well as three private Catholic schools. Presbyterian Inter Community Hospital is the largest employer in the area, but many small businesses and service sector employees thrive in the area, as the cost of living is lower than the region’s average.
Whittier Boulevard & Turnbull Canyon Road
One of the main thoroughfares through the town of Whittier as well as the East side of Los Angeles, expect to traverse Whittier Boulevard when you settle in the area.
Motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts can be seen joyriding up and down Turnbull Canyon Road, which starts in East Whittier and features winding and hilly roads. Sometimes, Turnbull Canyon is referred to as the “mini-Mulholland,” after the famed Mulholland Drive.
Call a knowledgeable real estate agent to tour homes for sale in Whittier
Ready to make Whittier your new home? Talk to a real estate agent about Whittier CA homes for sale, set up a tour, or learn more about opportunities in the area. Call super broker Miguel Vazquez at (562) 622-7210 or contact him through his online form.