Welcome to Historic Uptown Whittier

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Uptown Greenleaf

Wonderful Whittier

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 80,000+ residents as of the latest census.

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1950s Uptown Greenleaf

Gateway of LA

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.

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Uptwon Greenleaf Night

History Runs Deep

Whittier is a city drenched in history. Incorporated in 1898, the city of Whittier has gone through many changes, but has still maintained the vision of an upscale dynamic community with great visions of growth and a strong commitment to providing a healthy and safe community. Here are some historic gems of Uptown Whittier which contribute to our vast culture and history. Find out more about Uptown Whittier’s

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Recovery Readiness Toolkit

We are excited to share the Recovery Readiness ToolKit with our members and community.  The Business & Economic Recovery Task Force (BERT) has been diligently working on this ToolKit to assist business owners on how to safely get back to business once the city reopens completely.

BERT committee members comprised of business owners and organizations including the Whittier Area Chamber, staff from City of Whittier, and members from the Whittier Uptown Association.  This collaboration was created to assist all businesses in the City of Whittier with the intent of helping you with suggestions on how to reconfigure your business, poster ideas, and direct links to reliable information provided by state and local agencies and more.

Your success is our success!  This ToolKit is a working document and our goal is to ensure it's updated as changes occur.  Click on the button below to view and download information.

Be safe and healthy! #WhittierStrong

~ Whittier Uptown Association

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Upcoming Events

Uptown Farmers Market will be open until further notice
at its normal location at Bright Ave and Philadelphia St from 8am to 12:45pm

Friday Certified Farmers’ Market

Art & Antique Street Fair

WUA Car Show 2020

Tour de Taco

Halloween Capers - Canceled

28th Annual Holiday Sonata - Canceled

Uptown Christmas Parade - Canceled

Earth Day

Our Mission

The mission of the Whittier Uptown Association (WUA) is to encourage tourism to its charming Historic community and promote the interests of its members. The WUA will achieve this by coordinating quality events which incorporate art, music, food, retail, and community.  It will serve to communicate the collective interest of its members, advocate architectural aesthetics, and work in partnership with the city of Whittier in order to foster our core values:

  • Nurture awareness of our diverse commerce in order to attract visitors
  • Serve members and their businesses
  • Promote safety, cleanliness and design integrity to attract visitors
  • Advocate progress and forward thinking within the business district of Uptown Whittier