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South Bay sand and safety just outside Los Angeles.


Welcome to Torrance

Home to about 150,000 residents, Torrance is one of the larger beachfront towns just south of Los Angeles. The town has sandy beaches, beautiful homes, and one of the safest crime rates in Los Angeles.

What to Love

  • Low crime rates 
  • Plenty of green space 
  • Beachfront living 
  • Acclaimed school district

Real Estate Insights

Homes in this neighborhood value $780,000 on average, with the average price per square foot being $447.

People & Lifestyle

There is a thriving community of Japanese-Americans living in Torrance, the second-largest of any US city, after Honolulu.

Because of this, there are several Japanese cultural offerings, including wonderful restaurants, markets, and businesses. The area is also home to several major corporations like Toyota, Honda, and Honeywell.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Del Amo Fashion Center and South Bay Galleria are your best bets for shopping in Torrance.

Del Amo was recently renovated and holds a number of well-known clothing stores and chain restaurants, and South Bay Galleria is a large, 3-story-shopping center. There are also several authentic Japanese restaurants and markets in the area.

Things to Do

Head to the Torrance Antique Fair every fourth Sunday of the month for vintage clothes, furniture, and gifts.

Or check out the Alpine Village, where Southern California’s largest Oktoberfest is hosted- get ready for bratwursts and brews! Also, check out a gallery at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, which provides the community with programs, events, and classes to broaden cultural awareness.

School District

Torrance is served by the Torrance Unified School District, consisting of over a dozen public elementary, middle, and high schools.

Public Schools

  • Adams Elementary, K-5 
  • Anza Elementary, K-5 
  • Arlington Elementary, K-5 
  • Arnold Elementary, K-5 
  • Carr Elementary, K-5 
  • Edison Elementary, K-5 
  • Fern Elementary, K-5 
  • Hickory Elementary, K-5 
  • Lincoln Elementary, K-5 
  • Riviera Elementary, K-5 
  • Seaside Elementary, K-5 
  • Torrance Elementary, K-5 
  • Towers Elementary, K-5 
  • Victor Elementary, K-5 
  • Walteria Elementary, K-5 
  • Wood Elementary, K-5 
  • Yukon Elementary, K-5 
  • Calle Mayor Middle, 6-8 
  • Casimir Middle, 6-8 J.H. 
  • Hull Middle, 6-8 
  • Jefferson Middle, 6-8 
  • Lynn Middle, 6-8 
  • Madrona Middle, 6-8 
  • Magruder Middle, 6-8 
  • Richardson Middle, 6-8 
  • North High, 9-12 
  • South High, 9-12 
  • Shery High, 9-12 
  • Torrance High, 9-12 
  • West High, 9-12 

Private Schools

  • Ambassador High School, 9-12 
  • Ascension Lutheran School, 9-12 
  • Bishop Montgomery High School, 9-12 
  • Branch of Hope, 1-12 
  • Center for Learning Unlimited, 3-12 
  • Children’s Place, PK-6 
  • First Lutheran School, PK-8 
  • Hickory Tree School, PK-5 
  • Nativity School, K-8 
  • South Bay High School, 7-12 
  • South Bay Junior Academy, PK-10

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