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Torrance, California

Torrance, California, located in the Southwestern Region of Los Angeles County, California. With the 1.5 miles of beautiful life guard patrolled sandy beach of the Pacific Ocean, 500 miles of sidewalks, warm temperatures, low humidity, and, low crime rates, the city upholds to its motto, “The Balanced City”.


In the 1900’s the land of the city was purchased from the Spanish by a Real Estate Developer named Jared Sidney Torrance who hired the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. to design the layout of the city.  It was not until 1921 that the city was named after Jared S. Torrance. The early buildings were designed by architect Irving Gill, who used a combination of Mission Revival and Modernist architecture. The city focused on agriculture, petroleum, and manufacturing things like canned fish to generate business within the city.

Housing and Density

Torrance is the 8th largest city in Los Angeles County and 33rd largest city within California.  With a population of 147,870, and a day time population of 250,000 as many people travel to the to work. Torrance is known for its diverse population. Among the residents are Portuguese, Dutch, European, German, Greek, Italian, Mexican-American and Japanese cultures. The number of Japanese resident’s concentration ranks the 2nd largest number within a city in the United States.  There are 58,047 Housing Units in Torrance per the 2010 Census. The city consists of 20.48 square miles and a population density of 7,102.2 persons per square mile (2010 Census).  


Torrance City is serious about educating the youth with over 100 Schools within the city. The residents demonstrate the importance of the youth and education through sports and educational events held year around throughout the city. All events are recorded on a City Wide Events Calendar a made available to residents through the library, city hall, and on the Torrance City Website. The city is proud to serve its community with a robust Library system that includes 6 libraries. You can find homework help from experts, online education, Newspaper Articles, Genealogy, E-books, Audio books, S.M.A.R.T Kits (hands on learning kits that include materials to learn Science, Math, Activity, Reading, and Teaching) and much, much more. The city believes that the libraries should be accessible to every single one of their residents. To ensure this is possible the library will deliver books, audio media, and even cd players to resident’s home upon request.  

Find out more about the various schools in the area on


The city has a Council/Manager form of government.  Visit the Torrance Election Page to learn more about the Torrance Government policies and procedures.

Recreational Activity

Torrance is the home of the American Youth Soccer Organization, as sports play a major role in family and community involvement. The city offers great recreational services to its residents.  Their Recreational Webpage on the cities website offers opportunities for the whole family.

The 1.5 miles of beautiful lifeguard patrolled sandy beaches are a sight to see, spend the day at with the family, or go for an evening walk along part of the 500 miles of sidewalks.  Have a feel for fashion, fine dining or just love to shop? There are many choices and nationally known Brands within the 2.5 million square feet of the Del Amo Fashion Center. This gigantic mall was named the largest mall in 1982 with over 200 stores and restaurants.

Torrance is known for its great dining experiences that are available throughout the city.  For the inquiring mind and history lovers, Torrance has 6 museums.  Toyota USA Automobile MuseumWestern Museum of FlightChen Art GalleryToyota USA Automotive MuseumDestination: Art, and  Torrance Art Museum.  For an outdoor adventure, the Madrona Marsh is one of the last vestiges of the Marshland.  The great city has over 30 Parks open to the public. Visit the Torrance Cultural Arts Center  which houses an authentic Japanese garden…

Visit the cities website for more information on the City of Torrance Caifornia.

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Torrance is to encourage and respond to community participation as we provide for an attractive, clean, safe, secure and enriching environment that assures a high quality of life.
We evaluate and act on the needs of the community within a complex, changing environment. We provide quality service with integrity, professionalism, and accountability in an efficient, cost-effective manner.(



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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of April 24th, 2019 at 7:57pm EDT. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.