Torrance Real Estate Information

Located in the southwestern portion of Los Angeles County, Torrance goes by its motto of “a balanced city.” As the eighth largest city in the county and 35th largest in California, Torrance and its over 140,000 people reside in safe communities that foster both stimulating residential lives as well as flourishing business. The city’s history dates back to 1784 when it was established as a part of the Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant signed by the King of Spain. Since then, the vibrant history of Torrance has continued to develop. The first two residential streets, Gramercy and Andreo are both located in Old Town Torrance, an intriguing historical district in the city.

While relatively small in physical land area, the city boasts a number of area attractions and things to do. The Del Amo Fashion Center is the third largest shopping plaza in the nation and offers Torrance’s residents a number of retail outlets and restaurants, both nationally-recognized and local. The annual Armed Forces Day Parade is a highly anticipated event that brings together the local community. Although lesser known relative to its neighbors in Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance boasts a spectacular 1.5-mile shoreline that has been kept secret by residents for years. Over 24 parks are scattered across the city, offering activities ranging from gym sports and skating to farmer’s markets and baseball.

Torrance is also home to the U.S. headquarters of two of the three largest Japanese carmakers, Toyota and Honda. Additionally, Robinson Helicopters are engineered and manufactured in the city as are Garrett Systems turbocharger engines. Other large companies with plants or offices in Torrance include Exxon Mobil, Alcoa, Honeywell Aerospace, and All Nippon Airways. The city is well connected to surrounding areas via an extensive network of interstate freeways and highways, namely the I-110, I-405, SR 91, SR 107, and SR 1. The Torrance Unified School District provides residents with quality educations through its five high schools and a variety of elementary and middle schools. A number of feeder schools, magnet campuses, six private schools, and El Camino College round out the city’s educational offerings.