Torrance

Welcome to Torrance

Torrance is a coastal community centrally located in the South Bay. In the early 1900s, real estate developer Jared Sidney Torrance and other investors saw the value of creating a mixed industrial-residential community south of Los Angeles. They purchased part of an old Spanish land grant and hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to design a planned community. The resulting town was founded in October 1912 and named after Mr. Torrance. The city consistently ranks among the safest cities in Los Angeles County.


The Torrance City Parks Department directs and maintains the thirty Torrance City Parks, including the popular Wilson Park, Madrona Marsh Wildlife Preserve & Nature Center, and Torrance Beach. Torrance Beach lies between Redondo Beach and Malaga Cove on Santa Monica Bay. The southernmost stretch of Torrance Beach, on a cove at the northern end of the Palos Verdes peninsula, is known to locals as Rat Beach (Right After Torrance).


There are two major hospitals in the city: Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital. A third hospital, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, lies just outside the city limits (in unincorporated West Carson).


Torrance is home to the U.S. headquarters of Japanese automaker American Honda Motor Company and its luxury vehicle division, Acura. Robinson Helicopters are designed and built in Torrance as are Honeywell's Garrett turbochargers, used on automobile engines worldwide.


Shopping and dining options abound throughout the city and serving the surrounding communities, including Del Amo Fashion Center, one of the five largest shopping malls in the country.


Torrance has a general aviation airport, originally named simply "Torrance Airport" and since renamed Zamperini Field after local track star, World War II hero and Torrance High graduate Louis Zamperini. The airport handles approximately 175,000 annual take-offs and landings (473 per day).


The city operates a main library facility in the city Civic Center, plus five branches at locations throughout the city.


Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) serves the City of Torrance


Source: Wikipedia.org


Owner Occupied 56% vs. Renter Occupied 44%

Overview for Torrance, CA

147,149 people live in Torrance, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $51,961. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

147,149

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,961

Average individual Income

Schools in Torrance, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Torrance. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Center For Learning Unlimited
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Walteria Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Ascension Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
South Bay Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Switzer Learning Center
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Ambassador High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Riviera Hall Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Childrens Place School
PRIVATE
1st - 6th
No rating available
Nativity Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Pacific Explorer Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
First Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bread Of Life Church Kindergarten
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Southern California Regional Occupational Center
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Edward J. Richardson Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bert M. Lynn Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Philip Magruder Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Seaside Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Hickory Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Torrance Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Calle Mayor Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Howard Wood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Joseph Arnold Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Shery (Kurt T.) High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Edison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Towers Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Victor Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
St Catherine Laboure School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Evelyn Carr Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Torrance Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
John Adams Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Arlington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
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