The city has captured the attention of many, including film production of Hollywood movies. Two movies that are filmed mostly or entirely in Whittier include Walk, Don't Run and Masters of the Universe. Films that have partial footage of Whittier include:
Blow with Johnny Depp (using the historical landmark of the former Fred C. Nelles boys correctional facility)
Father of the Bride w/ Steve Martin & Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler (showing scenes from uptown)
The Next Best Thing with Madonna (Whittier Hills)
Terminator 3 with Arnold Schwarzenegger (Rose Hills)
Bringing Down the House with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah (East Whittier, at the Friendly Hills Country Club)
Favorite thing: - or maybe not so morose depending on how you view mortuaries and death. Rose Hills, claimed to be the largest cementary in the world, is a major city landmark right off the 605 freeway surpassing multiple exits. It is probably the most recognized part of Whittier, sadly or interesting enough. On the huge spread of land are quite gorgeous scenes of natural floral and arbol beauty, as well as a number of monuments. See website for pictures and details.
Here's a place I'd like to have closer to me. Herbies is a wonderful health store that has a focus on offering organic produce, juices, deli and other foods, as well as selling a variety of health-related items like books.
What's a bit ironic about this place is its location itself. Whittier is not considered the most health-conscious city in SoCal (I mean, so many would come to mind long before Whit---like, Manhattan Beach and many parts of West L.A. for instance. Yet, Whit does has its Herbies and as well as another healthy market ,Trader Joe's, nearby. Perhaps Whit is not a typical American urban sprawl that does not readily embrace healthy lifestyle after all!
Come in Herbies for a refreshing juice ( I go for the banana always--don't read so much into this declaration!)
Herbies is located at Painter Ave and historic Whittier Blvd in the city of Whittier.
open 7 days a week-
mon-sat 9 to 7, sun 9 to 4
13310 E. Whittier Blvd.
This was taken by an art studio, which is a bit run down and not so well-kept on the outside. Yet, I managed to get this nice shot looking through a fence. Love is a beautiful thing and it stands out amidst drabness.
I'll repeat it again. The main reason to go to Whittier is to visit Uptown. You'll find on its 3 or 4 block stretch some of the most quaint shops in the southeast part of Los Angeles county.
Fondest memory: I especially love to visit Lovells every few months or so. This store specializes in used cds, DVDs and videos but also has new merchandise and has a unique selection of vinyl, t-shirts, pop culture postcards and more. Usually, one can find a great deal with single used cd prices averaging $7.99.
try the best pizza in the world at barrows pizza,on leffingwell rd. and first ave. serious pizza you will not forget!!
Fondest memory: i grew up in whittier, so my fondest memorys are of my family and friends.but one thing i will tell people to do is drive up to friendly hills at night to see many great views of the coast and the valley.