Torrance, California, is located in Los Angeles County and is part of the South Bay area. With a population of approximately 145,000, Torrance is the eighth largest city in the county. It covers 20.5 square miles and has 1.5 miles of beachfront on the Pacific Ocean. Neighboring cities include Gardena, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills and Carson. Torrance Beach is part of the Santa Monica Bay and lies between Malaga Cove and Redondo Beach.
Torrance Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Torrance real estate ranks as some of the most expensive not only in California but also across the county. The city has a diverse population comprised largely of educated professionals with higher-than-average incomes. Torrance also has a large Asian community as a result of large-scale immigration in the past couple of decades.
Torrance is comprised of many distinctive neighborhoods including:
New Horizons South Bay
Olde Torrance Neighborhood
Pacific South Bay
Palo del Amo
Torrance Heights Civic
Torrance Economy and Employment Opportunities
Torrance was once a major oil-producing region, but oil wells are nowadays not as common. There is a refinery located in the north end of the city that supplies gasoline to much of Southern California. Two of the three largest Japanese automakers have headquarters in Torrance - Toyota Motor Sales, USA and American Honda Motor Company. Other companies with headquarters in Torrance include: