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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$645,573
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,868
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,975
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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Because Torrance, in my opinion, is one of the safest, most stable areas to live in Southern California, I feel that I must venture off to other areas in order to fully appreciate Torrance's appealing qualities. In order for me to continue morally developing, it is in my best interest to live in an area whose quality of life is poorer than that of Torrance's. Torrance, to me, is an area that is deserving for those who have accomplished their goals in their life. It is a place where they can settle down, relax, and feel confident about the stability of the city. Torrance is essentially one of the best places to live in. Although Torrance is the ideal city for many to live in, I'd rather "earn" the privilege to live here rather than have it handed to me.
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Torrance's police department is versatile and very responsive to it's community. Although crime rates are fairly low for Torrance, TPD never lets their guard down by patrolling the roads, tending to those in need of assistance, and maintaining mutual respect between themselves, and the community.
The area is very relaxing and I feel comfortable walking anywhere I go! People are very friendly and welcoming.