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