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South Whittier

Tell us what South Whittier means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


well im in love with whittier even dough i dont lived there any more i will miss my city were i was raise im in guatemala deported from usa but i miss whittier because is a good place the people are always nice

— julio.alvarado
November 11, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.

Ihave lived here for 36 years and it is home. I haven't had too much trouble.We did have our truck stolen but when they went to stripitdown the street, a citzen called in and reported it and it was recovered but we knew it was stolen. More good people then bad. As is in every area.

— Toby
August 28, 2011 at 4:54 p.m.

We moved to So Whittier about 5 years ago. We were a bit apprehensive about buying a home here, but all in all, its been very positive. Area is very quiet, calm, and open to diversity. We are very happy to have found South Whittier.

Downsides? not close to any freeway makes for a longer commute and sometimes, nearby parties get somewhat loud (though Sherriff's dept is very attentive to our community's needs).

A great place to live.

— Javier & Mike
December 24, 2010 at 12:02 a.m.

My family just bought a home in South Whittier. At first I was a bit apprehensive because there have been many articles about gang activity in the area. Once we moved in, I was pleased to find that the community is very close-knit and neighbors look out for one another. I am happy to be a homeowner in South Whitter. I think that the only downside is trying to get the neighborhood to take ownership of their community and make the neighborhood more appealing. I think that with a little TLC and community engagement South Whittier will go from great to amazing!

— Stephanie
June 7, 2010 at 9:06 a.m.

South Whittier

is an unincorporated area in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are East La Mirada, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.
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South Whittier is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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