Welcome to beautiful Whittier, located in in sunny Los Angeles County, California. Whittier is located only 12 miles southeast of LA with a comfortable population of 80,000+ residents as of the 2000 census and a projected 90,000 resident by the year 2010. Whittier is one of the Gateway Cities because it’s so close to LA, it’s practically living in the giant city’s backyard! Enjoy all the benefits of city living without the hustle and bustle and hectic nature of downtown. To the east of Whittier is La Habra Heights and to the southeast is La Habra. Whittier is close to a large number of destinations within Los Angeles county.