Welcome to Torrance

A tranquil beach town with suburban serenity and stunning views of the Pacific
With rugged coastlines and a thriving arts and entertainment scene, Torrance blends the best of city sophistication with all the serenity of a quiet seaside community. The largest of the South Bay beach towns, Torrance is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in America – and with its Mediterranean climate and mile and a half of sandy beaches, it's easy to see why. A diverse community contributes to Torrance’s cultural and artistic atmosphere, and this pretty place boasts over 30 parks and green spaces. 
Named for real estate developer Jared Sidney Torrance, the namesake town was designed as a planned community by famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Since the early 1900s, Torrance has steadily grown in its founder's image, though it surely has surpassed even his wildest dreams. Today, residents enjoy a choice of charming Old Torrance vintage homes, breathtaking Pacific views of the exclusive Hollywood Riviera properties, and sweet Prairie styles in coveted, tree-lined neighborhoods. Torrance’s idyllic atmosphere pampers residents with gorgeous sunny days, a dynamic culinary scene, stylish boutiques, and a laid-back beachy culture that feels much further from Los Angeles than a mere 20 miles.

What to Love

  • Quiet sandy beaches
  • Stunning waterfront properties
  • Diverse cultural offerings
  • Trendy bistros and laid-back breweries

People & Lifestyle

Torrance’s welcoming atmosphere, breezy beach culture, and vibrant restaurant scene make this charming town an ideal place to set down roots. Residents adore the easy lifestyle and seamless blend of urbane sophistication and suburban tranquility. Young professionals flock here for the easy drive to Los Angeles, families enjoy a top rated school system and a city-wide network of gorgeous parks and playgrounds, and retirees love the peaceful vibe and healthy lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

At every turn, Torrance exemplifies coastal chic and casual luxury – and the boutiques and bistros at Del Amo Fashion Center are a prime example. Whether you’re picking up yoga gear at Lululemon, catching a matinee at the AMC Theater, or meeting friends for lunch at the award-winning Din Tai Fung, this stylish shopping center has everything to dazzle your wardrobe, home, and palate.
Old Town offers a delicious culinary scene. Torrance Bakery makes life’s celebrations all the sweeter, with custom cakes, gorgeous holiday treats, and a creative menu of savory bites. When dinner calls for something casual and cool, head to Local Kitchen Tavern for trendy New American gastropub fare and an outstanding cocktail menu. Strand Brewing Co embraces the laid-back beach life with a mix of on-trend, handcrafted microbrews and gourmet food trucks, while HopSaint Brewing Company impresses with its award-winning brewery, wood-fired bites, and a decadent brunch menu.

Things to Do

Life in Torrance is a study in relaxation and health. Start your Saturday with a visit to the long-established Torrance Certified Farmers' Market, or stop in for a mid-week nibble. With over 60 local farms providing organic ingredients, this twice-weekly market delivers an incredible array of gourmet goods, farm-fresh eggs, artisan cheeses, locally grown produce, fresh seafood, and plenty more to stock your kitchen. Situated on the lovely Wilson Park, the market offers gourmet prepared foods perfect for a sunny afternoon picnic. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely stroll down the walking path or take the kids to the playground and play the day away. The picturesque Los Arboles Park offers a tranquil picnic area and panoramic city views. Affectionately called Rocketship Park by residents, this urban retreat features an elevated playground with the landmark rocketship sculpture.


Torrance is home to the excellent Torrance Unified School District, as well as several outstanding private academies, including Bishop Montgomery High School.
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