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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Southwood Riviera is a neighborhood in Torrance, California with a population of 9,457. Southwood Riviera is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Southwood Riviera offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Southwood Riviera there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southwood Riviera and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwood Riviera are highly rated.
About Southwood Riviera...
Population
9,457

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$837,659
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,666
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Southwood Riviera Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,667
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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After living in LA for a number of years, I chose to settle down here because it's a place where one can have a cup of Starbucks and also have the kids playing in the backyard.

Pros: great weather year round, convenient location with proximity to beach & access to a variety of retail, highly rated school system & family friendly (increasingly important factor for real estate), and low density neighborhoods not being overwhelmed by new developments.

Cons: longer commute for those who need to travel daily out of the South Bay (but perhaps ok for those who work in Silicon Beach or who can do some remote working) and low affordability (however, still comparably cheap versus other coastal cities).
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Torrance is large, so some places are safer than others. I do not feel safe going too far out at night alone, but that might be true for any city. My street itself is safe, and so are most of the residential areas. Shopping malls attracts the most crime, and I believe there are some home burglaries. Coyotes are common right now, so do not leave animals unattended outside.
We're really close to the beach, which is absolutely gorgeous. Depending on where you go and what time you go, there's usually many places where there's not many people, so it's almost like a private beach just for you! The cliffs are also great places to hike, along with the meadows beside them. Families will also enjoy the tide pools nearby. The quality of all of these public places are amazing, and we really do appreciate that.