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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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
Southwood is a neighborhood in Torrance, California. Southwood is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Southwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Southwood tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwood are highly rated.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$626,472
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,908
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,303
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    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.