When we first moved to Whittier the rule of thumb was North of the Boulevard and East of Painter. As a home owner and not a RE agent, I would still say North of the Boulevard but start east of Collage. That area gives you access to the better schools, shopping, Post Office etc.
Yes, there are several other good locations in Whittier besides 90603. There is North Whittier, East Whittier, and other locations . Our office is in Whittier. What would be a good time to show you the other areas? Contact me if you want a BUYER'S Agent.
Your correct which is why it is important to work with someone who lives and works in whittier. Give me a call or email and I can advise you properly..... go to my website and you can search on your own....
Whittier has different areas and price ranges that are appealing to alot of buyers. The first step is to know your price range first then pursue the zip codes your interested in and yes Friendly Hills is a nice area.
Any questions in finding out what would be your price range let me know.