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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 is a neighborhood in Torrance, California with a population of 11,087. Southwood is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Southwood offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Southwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwood are highly rated.
About Southwood...
Population
11,087

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$788,390
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,420
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Southwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$116,619
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Southwood Reviews

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Insulated neighborhood with well-being maintained winding sidewalks, perfect for kids. Houses are typically old and small but on large lots, leaving room for additions or compete rebuilds, or simply minimalist lifestyle. Great elementary, middle, high school, park, beach, upscale shopping/dining, etc. all walkable or 5 min drive away. Ocean breeze everyday, even see seagulls flying overhead. Curious to see how this neighborhood may change in the next decade!
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The community is very caring between each other and many have been on the lookout towards each other. There is a few things that needs to be improved, which include public safety and crime prevention.
Glad my family moved here. If I didn't want a completely fresh start after college I would move my family here, but otherwise my goal is to live somewhere else but to have the same type of feel my city has. Definitely love the four years I have lived here compared to the 14 in another neighboring city.