Located in southwestern Los Angeles County, Torrance is a coastal community with a calm and temperate climate year-round. Over 145,000 people call Torrance home, which lies between Redondo Beach and Malaga Cover on the Santa Monica Bay. The city boasts 1.5 miles of beach front along the Pacific Ocean, though it is considered a less popular than other Santa Monica Bay attractions. Consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in Los Angeles County, Torrance was founded in 1912 and rapidly grew after World War II. Today, it is an urban, light high tech community is a gem of southern California.