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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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West Torrance is a neighborhood in Torrance, California with a population of 6,479. West Torrance is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in West Torrance offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Torrance there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of West Torrance tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Torrance are highly rated.
About West Torrance...
Population
6,479

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$779,858
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,974
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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West Torrance 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
$101,820
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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West Torrance Reviews

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I enjoy West Torrance because it is near the beach. There is many things to do if you look. Currently lots of construction going on which is a bit annoying, but not too terrible.
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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.
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.