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Welcome to The Groves in Whittier

September 15, 2020
The Commons Community Living Room at The Groves in Whittier, CA by Brookfield Residential

Now’s the time to get to know Whittier’s new must-have address. The Groves features modern neighborhoods with thoughtful floor plans, resort-style amenities, and a rich history. Here homeowners can experience the best of all worlds – old and new, tradition and innovation, roots and growth.

A Vibrant and Storied History

This fresh new community is set on a unique historic site. Spanning 75 acres, The Groves community was once the site of the former Whittier State School, the oldest State School for juvenile offenders in the State of California. When it was founded in the late 1800s, agriculture was an integral component, both for instruction of the wards and to provide the majority of the food supplies for the institution. It’s estimated that at one point the land included about 55 acres of citrus fruit, 20 acres of walnuts, 30 acres of vegetable gardens, and an orchard of about 350 trees. Historic buildings, including the chapel, have been saved and re-imagined into vibrant community and retail amenities. 

Exterior of The Commons at The Groves in Whittier, CA by Brookfield Residential

Life at The Groves

Life here is simply more exciting with engaging amenities and great opportunities around every corner. The Groves was thoughtfully designed to allow you to enjoy your life to the fullest.

The Commons, an award winning private recreation center re-imagined in the site’s historic chapel, gives you access to everything you could need. Inside you’ll find a community living room, fitness center, co-work lounge, game room, and flex space perfect for fun times. Take a virtual tour to explore the spaces and architecturally-inspiring design. Outside there’s a refreshing pool with a beach entry, children’s play area, and large lawn perfect for picnics. 

The Commons Gym and Work Lounge at The Groves in Whittier, CA 

Throughout the community, you’ll find even more resort-style amenities just steps away from your new home. The Retreat, coming 2021, is a serene gathering place where you can enjoy a mix of chill and social outdoor spaces. With a quiet community pool and spa, outdoor living room, inviting deck for lounging, and fire pit, this is the perfect spot to take a break from it all.

Enjoy the outdoors by taking a stroll down Heritage Trail, a scenic ¾ mile walking trail with historical monuments so you can learn the land’s history along the way, play a game of bocce ball or practice at the putting green. Poets Park, coming 2021, features poems and information about the Fireside Poets, including Whittier’s namesake, John Greenleaf Whittier. Let Fido join the fun at Paws Park with a fenced in doggy play area.

Poets Park at The Groves in Whittier, CA by Brookfield Residential

Nothing says community like a full calendar of fun events and activities. The Groves has come up with countless ways to get neighbors together all year long (when it’s safe to do so!). The Commons even has a Lifestyle Director to make the good times and great memories even better. Activities may include Bagels & Brew, holiday gatherings, craft classes, wine tastings, food truck events and more.

It All Starts Here and It’s All Yours

Life is better when everything you need is nearby. With new retail arriving late next year, every day conveniences will be right around the corner. West End will feature a grocery store, fitness center, fast-casual restaurants and other errand stops. Heritage Court will be a buzzy hotspot offering craft eateries, cool market hall purveyors, trendy shops, and eclectic gathering spaces.

Uptown Whittier, located just up Philadelphia Street from The Groves, offers endless inspiration. Stroll along a vibrant street scene filled with bustling sidewalk cafes, quirky dining options, charming boutiques, vintage stores, and more. Enjoy delicious food with some of the best brunch spots in Whittier. With everything close to home, it’s close to perfect. But when the world beyond Whittier calls, you’re centrally located for easy freeway access to Downtown LA, Orange County, and more.

Home Exteriors at The Groves in Whittier, CA by Brookfield Residential

Plant Your Roots Where You Belong

Get to know the good life with Bayberry and Stella, Brookfield Residential’s newest opportunity for homeownership in Whittier’s new must-have address. Bayberry’s modern townhomes feature inviting kitchens, welcoming great rooms, and outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining. With six thoughtfully designed floor plans, stylish living is within reach from the $400,000s.

Stella is an exciting new neighborhood of single-family courtyard homes from the $800,000s. With gourmet kitchens, spacious dining and great rooms, luxurious master suites and a first-floor second master bedroom, these homes are perfect for adults 55+ looking for both style and convenience.

Great things are growing at The Groves. The best way to be part of this exciting new community is to schedule a tour by emailing our sales team or booking a myTime self-guided tour online.