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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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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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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
Places of Interest

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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