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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Whittier

December 06, 2021
Woman walking in front of a historic building at The Groves in Whittier, CA

Location, location, location – it’s the number one rule in real estate and it’s a rule you certainly don’t want to compromise on. You want to live somewhere with small town charm, where neighbors care about each other and their community, but you can still enjoy a vibrant scene with great dining, shopping, and entertainment. Where you have everything you need right outside your door, but easy access to anywhere else you may need to be. A new home at The Groves in Whittier, CA gives you all of that, and more.

Let’s explore why Whittier is one of the best places to call home:

1. Plenty of small town charm

Whittier’s strong sense of history and vision for the future has made it an evolving and dynamic place to live with plenty of community spirit. With outdoor story time for toddlers, concerts in the park, youth sports, senior events, and a wide variety of classes to sharpen your mind or learn a new skill, there are plenty of opportunities for neighbors to come together and share in the things they enjoy.

Street scene of Uptown Whittier, CA

2. Great restaurants, shopping, and more

If you need it, Uptown Whittier and Greenleaf Promenade has it. Boutique shopping, fitness studios, personal care, entertainment, professional services, and, of course, great dining options. Reminiscent of when the city was founded, Upton Whittier balances small-town charm with the community’s modern needs. Enjoy the Uptown Farmers’ Market every Friday morning then spend your Friday nights at Greenleaf Promenade where you’ll find a wide variety of outdoor dining to choose from. Explore dishes from around the world with options including Italian, Chinese, French, Mexican, and Japanese or go relaxed and casual with pizza, tapas, or steak. Finish your evening with a movie at Starlight Whittier Village and you have the makings for a perfect weekend. New retail at The Groves means you’ll find every day conveniences right around the corner meaning you can spend less time driving and more time living.

3. Easy access to Downtown LA and Orange County

Sure, you have everything you could need close to home, but there will be times where you’re called beyond the city. Whittier is centrally located to all of Southern California with easy access via the 5, 605, 60, and 10. Depending on traffic, it’s only 30 minutes west to Downtown Los Angeles or east to Orange County – go even further and you’re in the mountains. Enjoy the benefits of being near a metropolitan area and major attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and when you’re ready to call it a day, return home to the peace and quiet that comes with living in Whittier.

4. Plenty of parks and recreation

Whittier boasts more than 400 acres of playgrounds and recreation opportunities including the award-winning Greenway Trail. Over 1,700 acres in the hills are preserved and offer biking and hiking trails with breathtaking views of downtown Los Angeles, Catalina Island, the Pacific Ocean, and the famous Hollywood Sign. Enjoy one of the four large community parks, 15 neighborhood parks, two wilderness parks, or let your furry friend join the fun at the dog park. Grab the kids and head to the Parnell Park Storybook Zoo where you can view potbelly pigs, miniature horses, a donkey, and more. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get outside, be active, and enjoy the best that Whittier has to offer outdoors.

Kids running with backpacks in front of a school

5. Quality education

Many students and young families are drawn to Whittier because of its proximity to reputable school districts. Discover some of California’s most high-tech learning environments and strong Visual and Performing Arts programs. With plenty of ranking elementary, middle, and high schools around, you can be sure your children are getting a quality education and are well-prepared for the next step in their academic journey.

Community pool at The Groves in Whittier, CA

Have it all at The Groves

Come discover why The Groves in Whittier is the best place to call home. Home of the former Fred C. Nelles School and acres of orchards and vegetation, this vibrant community is rich with engaging, historic amenities and thoughtfully designed homes that seem to anticipate your every need.

Exterior of The Commons at The Groves in Whittier, CA - 810x540

The Groves’ resident recreation center, The Commons, has reimagined the site’s historic chapel into the perfect place to swim, unwind, get fit, celebrate a special event, or catch up with friends. Head to The Retreat to relax poolside or curl up with a best seller. Whether you’re looking to chill or socialize, you have plenty of ways to do it. Not sure where to begin? Let the on-site Lifestyle Director guide you. With planned programs and events year-round, there’s always an occasion to join in and get to know your neighbors.

Life at The Groves means having the perfect balance between fun and every day convenience right around the corner. The new retail center features Stater Brothers, fast-casual dining at the Rodeo 72 food hall, and even more coming soon. The second retail spot, Heritage Court, will feature a food hall, multiple small restaurants, a lounge, and plenty of eclectic spaces to gather with friends.

When you’re done enjoying everything life at The Groves has to offer, head back to your thoughtfully designed home that seems to anticipate how you live and meets your needs. Whether it’s the stylish townhomes at Bayberry or the sophisticated single-family homes at Stella, you’ll find spacious open concept floor plans, built-in smart home technology, inviting kitchens, and relaxing primary bedrooms. With the final homes now selling, now is the time to make your move.

Man in front of signage at The Groves in Whittier, CA

The best way to experience The Groves is to be here. We invite you to schedule an appointment to visit and learn why Whittier is one of the best places to call home. We’ll be expecting you!

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