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Whittier
Whittier
California
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Whittier () is a city in Southern California located within Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 85,331, reflecting an increase of 1,631 from the 83,680 counted in the 2000 Census, and encompasses 14.7 square miles (38.0 km2). Like nearby Montebello, the city constitutes part of the Gateway Cities. Whittier was incorporated in February 1898 and became a charter city in 1955. The city is named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier and is home to Whittier College.

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General livability provides playgrounds and age appropriate recreation facilities, childcare facilities, special needs community activities for families. All opportunities are advertised locally and made accessible to the public.
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Everything is conveniently located lots of shuttles, trams and transportation available thru out
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Whittier is very welcoming! Very nice people.
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All amenities and recreation types are available, age friendly and there are several assisted living facilities, as well as transportation services in the area.
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Yes. All amenities and recreation types are available, age friendly and there are several assisted living facilities, as well as transportation services in the area.

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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