With a 1.5 mile stretch of beach near its southern end and situated east of Redondo Beach and north of the PV Peninsula, Torrance is just over 20.5 square miles and has a population of around 147,500 residents. The city is known for having one of the country’s few urban wetlands (Madrona Marsh); one of its largest malls (Del Amo); enjoying a moderate year-round climate and low crime rate; and being the birthplace of American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).
The city can be broken down into five areas – North, the area north of 190th St.; Central, which includes Old Torrance; East, including Walteria; West, bordering Redondo Beach; and South, including the highly-desirable Hollywood Riviera.
The school system is served by the Torrance Unified School District and provides students with 17 elementary schools; eight middle schools; and five high schools. If you're house hunting and need to know the school boundaries in which the home sits, click here. For those properties that have a Torrance address yet are within the Los Angeles Unified School District, find your schools here. For those wanting to know overall school performance, test scores, student demographics, student staffing, and other hard facts within the district, or even at other schools and districts throughout California, there's all kinds of data at the California Dept. of Education website.
Torrance Property Info
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Torrance Community News & Events
Information about what's happening in the city can be found through the local Chamber of Commerce and the city's calendar. Also, there are local print publications such as Easy Reader and The Beach Reporter, which are free and come out every Thursday. The daily subscription newspaper for the South Bay is The Daily Breeze. Visit their websites for up-to-the-minute information on all that's happening here in the South Bay.Read More ▾
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 1st quarter 2020 data vs. same period from 2019
Public & Private Institutions Of Learning
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