The city of Whittier is located 12 miles south of the Los Angeles area. The area has just over 83,000 residents living there. Although the city was not incorporated until 1898, there were settlers in the area in 1887. Whittier was named after the famous poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Climate in Whittier is mild and moderate, with the average temperature at 80 degrees during the summer, and 59 degrees during the winter. The city sees very little rain, with 0.10 being the average accumulation for the area. Residents and visitors to the city have a variety of options for transportation in the city. Public transportation is provided in Whittier, with buses providing service to various areas throughout Whittier and nearby Los Angeles.