Uptown Whittier
If you don't want to buy a book from our local bookstores, why don’t you check one out at the Whittier
Library?  By the way, plans are underway to build a new library to replace the old one on Mar Vista and
Washington Avenue.  The old Alpha Beta property on Comstock and Hadley will become the site for the
new library.

In the summertime, you will often find me on Wednesday evenings in Uptown Whittier, walking up and
down Greenleaf Avenue during the weekly Family Fair.  The street is blocked off and filled with vendors
under canopies.  Among them you will find sellers of products such as candles, toys and jewelry, and
services such as massage, ear candling and non-profit groups.

This is where I sometimes eat my dinner on Wednesdays, fresh from the street vendors.  Meat eaters
will love the sausages, chicken and pork.  If you prefer, you can also visit the many farmers’ tables to
sample fresh fruits and vegetables or buy them and take them home.  If you prefer a sit-down meal, try
Crepes & Grapes or Datillo’s on Greenleaf Avenue, or mosey over a block to Bright Avenue and try the
asparagus at
Phlight Restaurant.

The Whittier Uptown Association has published a list of restaurants on their

There is always something happening in Uptown Whittier, especially in the summertime.  Every Friday
you can go to the Certified Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. to get all your fresh fruits and

Uptown also is where
Whittier College is located.  The campus offers a quality higher education, and
is probably most famous for being the alma mater of Richard Nixon.  It also provides cultural events to
the community through the
Whittier College Music Department.
If you like old Claremont, Downtown Covina or Pasadena
Old Town, you will love Uptown Whittier.  The Uptown
shops make up the central part of the town, where you will
find all types of shopping, restaurants and even the local
movie theater.  
Whittier, California
Central Park, Uptown Whittier
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