Welcome to Torrance
An affordable, family-friendly community
Torrance is a coastal city just southwest of Los Angeles. It’s one of the larger coastal communities and is an easy drive from Los Angeles. Its proximity to both beach and city make it an ideal combination!
Torrance is most known for its affordability and great schools. It’s also the home of the American Youth Soccer Organization and was a fundamental part of the southern California hip hop scene. It’s a hub of culture and history.
Torrance is more affordable than its neighboring communities. Most of it is inland, with only a few parts of the city reaching the shore. The median price of homes in Torrance is about $800,000. Single-level ranches and bungalows are typical in the area.
What to Love
- Beach proximity
- Great schools
People & Lifestyle
Torrance blends the urban and suburban with coastal accessibility—aka it has everything! While the inland areas are bustling and perhaps more commuter-heavy, the coastal parts offer a more relaxed feel.
Torrance has a relatively large community with a range of residents—from young professionals to families. The proximity to Los Angeles is great for commuters, while the affordability draws in many growing families.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Torrance has some of the best shopping in the area, as well as an incredibly diverse array of dining options.
Looking for a new handbag? Or jewelry? Or perhaps a new pair of sneakers? The Del Amo Fashion Center
has it all. It’s a massive shopping mall right in the heart of Torrance. Imagine not having to leave your hometown to get everything you need? You won’t have to if you live in Torrance.
Torrance is also known for its fabulous dining scene. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
offers some of the most delicious food around with a great atmosphere. Depot Restaurant
is the place to go for fine, “new American” cuisine. A fresh New York steak? Yes, please!
Things to Do
There’s never a dull moment in Torrance! It’s a community that prides itself on providing annual and regular traditions for its residents.
One of the quaintest Torrance traditions is the Cherry Blossom Festival
. This April event highlights multi-cultural performances and events, as well as local food vendors. Torrance also hosts a Halloween Carnival
, with games and photobooths for kids and adults.
If you’re not into beach activities but love to stay active, consider golfing! Torrance is home to/close to several renowned golf courses. Go hit balls at the New Horizons Golf Course
, or set up a tee time at Sea-Aire Golf Course
Torrance is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Arnold Elementary School
- Ambassador High School