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Torrance, CA

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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.

Apartments in Torrance, CA


Villa Capri Apartments
Beds: 2  •  Baths: 1.5


San Ardo Apartments
Beds: 2-3  •  Baths: 2


Americana South Bay
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$1395 One bedroom in Torrance-300 182nd
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$1325 One bedroom in Torrance-3656 Garnet St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$2000 Three bedroom in Lomita-25912 Cypress St
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Torrance, CA is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 5.92%
  • 5.32%
  • 7.63%
  • Female
  • 5.5%
  • 6.34%
  • 6.03%
is average rent in Torrance, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.67%
  • 1.44%
  • 1.53%
of units are available for rent in Torrance
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 743
  • 338
  • 829
Getting Around in Torrance, CA

Torrance Transit is the most utilized public transportation in Torrance. Other public transportation options for residents of Torrance including highways and freeways, railway transport such as Union Pacific, highways and freeways, and LACMTA Metro bus. The Los Angeles International Airport, as well as the Long Beach Airport, are located approximately 15 minutes outside Torrance.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Torrance is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.15%
  • 14.11%
  • 2.44%

Madrona Marsh

<p>One of the few wetlands found in an urban area, Madrona Marsh Preserve is located in Torrance, California. A popular place for birdwatchers, Madrona Marsh is a natural habitat for birds, reptiles, insects and even small mammals. The Madrona Marsh Preserve is operated by the city of Torrance and offers guided tours as well as educational opportunities to the community. The Madrona Marsh Preserve opened in 2001 and continues to be an attraction for locals and visitors alike.</p>


<p>One of the best things about Torrance is its beaches. Between the great weather and the stunning beaches, Torrance has wonderful sites for diving, surfing, and spear fishing. Whether it's Torrance Beach, Redondo Beach, or Malaga Cove, there is plenty of sand and surf for everyone in Torrance. The famous Rat Beach, which got its name from Right After Torrance Beach, offers 40 acres of beach at the foot of the Palos Verdes Peninsula cliffs is located between Redondo Beach and Malaga Cover and is great for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and surfing.</p>