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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
Torrance is a city in California with a population of 146,392. Torrance is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Torrance offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Torrance there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Torrance and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Torrance are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$724,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,672
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Torrance Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    83.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    318.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,327.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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The city of Torrance has an amazing feeling of home to it. Due to it being a smaller city, it is very easy to meet the people around you and live in a very connected community. Its location in comparison to other areas of Southern California is considered convenient and "in the middle of everything" by many. Although there isn't much to nightlife, the city has many beautiful and restaurants and places with unique qualities to them so one could still have an amazing night out. The city overall is a perfect place for families and even young individuals. Torrance has something to offer, no matter who you are!
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I've lived in Torrance for over 10 years and all I have to say is LOCATION! Wherever you live in Torrance, in the outskirts or downtown, there's always something to do! The beach (Torrance, Redondo, or Hermosa) is a 10 minute drive. There's also the famous Del Amo mall, where you can get shopping done! Downtown LA is 20 minutes away down the 110 freeway! Running out of things to eat? Don't fret: Torrance offers a diverse variety of foods ranging from Peruvian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and American options! So many trendy coffee shops are popping up, too! If what you're looking for isn't in Torrance, neighboring cities like Redondo, Carson, Gardena, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes are all in a range of a 5-15 minute drive to get to what you need!

Here in Torrance we experience pristine SoCal weather! Since we are so close to the beach, the average temperate is between 75-82 degrees! It's amazing!

I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! :)
I love the diversity in Torrance. I also like the safety and the public schools in the area. Torrance is not as expensive as other cities nearby, but it would be better if the houses cost a little less. The location of the city is great. It is next to the beach and not very far from the airport. There are great libraries, restaurants, and most importantly shopping centers! There are several job opportunites for everyone especially teens.