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Uptown Whittier Economic Statistics

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Located just 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the City of Whittier is strategically positioned at the crossroads of Southern California. Easily accessible via the 605 Freeway and situated between the 60 and 5 Freeways with borders touching Orange County to the east, Whittier enjoys a prime location coveted by businesses and residents alike. Its proximity to Downtown Los Angeles and Orange County boosts its appeal, offering quick access to Disneyland, mountain getaways, coastal beaches, and desert adventures—all within a short drive.

Uptown Whittier serves as the City of Whittier’s vibrant economic center, particularly along Greenleaf Avenue and Philadelphia Street, where retail thrives amidst local services, offices, and smaller shops. Recent investments, including a 351-space parking structure completed in 2021, underscore the area’s commitment to growth and accessibility. This development surge has attracted a diverse array of retailers, stores, and distinctive dining options, establishing Uptown Whittier as a premier destination in Southern California.