Torrance Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California
Torrance is a family-friendly city located in Southwest Los Angeles County at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The city encompasses some 21 square miles and is home to approximately 150,000 residents. Real estate options consist of single-family detached homes, estate properties, condos, townhouses and land lots. The city has developed from a predominantly industrial area to a major financial and retail hub with outstanding medical care facilities, excellent schools, fine dining, entertainment, cultural events and more.
Easy access to transportation including Los Angeles and Long Beach airports and harbors as well as Southern California freeways makes Torrance an excellent place for business. Industries that provide employment in Torrance include educational, health and social services, manufacturing, professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services and retail trade. Students in grades K-12 attend the schools of the Torrance Unified School District. The local El Camino College as well as a plethora of area colleges and universities offers degrees in higher learning.
The pleasant year-round climate provides cool ocean breezes during the summer and warmer temperatures in the winter. Residents enjoy tennis, golf, swimming and more than 350 acres of open space and parkland including the Madrona Marsh, a fresh-water habitat for a variety of native wildlife. Torrance Beach features lifeguards, bathhouses, a children's playground and excellent facilities for swimming, surfing and volleyball. Each summer, the Daily Breeze International Surf Festival attracts thousands of athletes and spectators. Some years, Torrance also hosts triathlons and other events.
Torrance City Guide