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A sprawling suburb with great schools and affordable homes.

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 1251 Shops
  • 268 Fitness options
  • 516 Restaurants
  • 64 Grocery stores/markets
  • 97 Banks
  • 54 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITAverage

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

N/A

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Torrance LIKE?

Torrance looks like the typical American suburban city: big malls, big streets, big homes. While it's mostly landlocked, there is a part of Torrance which juts out to the coast. Torrance is also notable for having the largest Japanese-American population in the continental United States, so you'll find plenty of Japanese restaurants and stores. The homes here are rarely ostentatious, even close to the ocean. 

A big draw for families are the many excellent schools within Torrance's boundaries.

Torrance is bordered on the north by Redondo Beach, Lawndale, Alondra Park, and Gardena, on the east by Carson, and on the south by Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills Estates.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 31.5 miles / 55-100 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
Century City: 19.5 miles / 45-100 minutes by car / 110 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 21.1 miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 75-80 minutes by transit
Long Beach: 14.6 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 80 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 3.4 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike

Torrance Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Torrance LOCAL schools

9-12 GRADES
Ambassador High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.29 mi
6-8 GRADES
Madrona Middle School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.32 mi
K-8 GRADES
First Lutheran
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.44 mi
K-5 GRADES
Fern Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.47 mi
K-5 GRADES
Hickory Tree School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.53 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @dinela, @eric.horton, @aydngzd, @karajo__, @hannasavannah, @ranhing__, @littlesproutings, @cxchoi, @egremusa, @djstrickland, @brandosmith11, @micaela_eckett, @francinejulia_, @Ryan Stavely , @lorenzo.w, @josynanne, @ayrtonlunguana for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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