Combining city living with beachside bliss, Torrance is one of the most sought-after beachfront towns south of Los Angeles. Families thrive in this acclaimed school district with proximity to sandy beaches and plenty of green space in which to spread out. A number of mini-neighborhoods give Torrance a small-town community feels — choose from Hollywood Riviera, North Torrance, Old Town, South East Torrance, Walteria, and West Torrance, each with its own personality, amenities, and architectural styles. Hollywood Riviera is known for its spectacular oceanfront estates, while Old Torrance boasts charming Craftsman homes. There are condos, townhomes, single-family houses, and everything in between.
This diverse community is a favorite of those seeking a close-knit, suburban neighborhood, including retirees, young professionals, and a thriving Japanese-American community. With Los Angeles to the north and the prestigious Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south, it’s the best of beachfront living — great public schools, less congestion, and an easy-living, laid-back ambiance. Plus, there’s that 1.5-mile stretch of beautiful, sandy Torrance Beach — the cherry on top!
Life is good when you’re living near the beach, enjoying year-round mild, sunny weather, and connected to a diverse, family-friendly community. Such is life in Torrance, where growing families, young professionals, and retirees commingle and appreciate the quality and convenience of their life just south of Los Angeles. There’s something for everyone, from the soft stretch of sand along the Pacific to the parks, from the acclaimed schools to the shops and restaurants.
Within this hidden jewel of a coastal city, residents gravitate outside to picnic areas, the Madrona Marsh, the beach, the farmers market, the malls, and even the outdoor amphitheater for live music. There’s always something going on, but without that frenetic, congested pace of urban living.