Whittier is a medium-sized city in Los Angeles County. The city has 86,833 residents. Whittier was incorporated in 1898. The first railroad was constructed in the 1880's. The trolley line was opened in 1904. The city grew rapidly in the latter half of the 20th century. The population was 67,000 in 1961. Whittier is the 84th largest city in California. Many of the residents have white-collar jobs. The average commute time is 32 minutes. More than 20 percent of the local workforce has a college degree. The per capita income was $28,508 in 2010. The city is very diverse. Many of the residents have Latino or European ancestry. English is the most common spoken language in Whittier. Besides English, many of the residents speak Spanish or Chinese
Real Estate Overview
Whittier has a large variety of housing options. The city has many affluent neighborhoods. However, many of the homes can be purchased for less than $500,000. Friendly Hills is an affluent neighborhood in Whittier. If you prefer renting, you can rent an apartment for less than $1,500.
Whittier has several excellent public schools. Young children can attend Murphy Ranch Elementary School. The school has 18 teachers and 566 students. For middle school, students can attend Granada Middle School. The school has 21 teachers and 1,087 students. High School students can attend La Serna High School. The school has 22 teachers and 2,940 students.
Whittier has several entertainment options. You can admire great artwork at Whittier Art Gallery. The beautiful paintings were created by local artists. When you want to see more beautiful art, you can visit Herbie's Rock Pile. The gift shop sells crystals and many other unique items. During the summer, your family can spend hours at Splash. The park offers private swimming lessons.
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