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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Torrance, California

Torrance is a city of about 150,000 in southern California, located just north of Long Beach and south of Los Angeles. Torrance Beach offers a very long stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean.  It is near the ocean and the 6th largest city in Los Angeles County.  Photo of USMC in parade courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Alton.

Where to Retire in Torrance and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the region (see Active Communities link at top left).
Zillow reports the median home value to be $925,090 in early 2021.

What Is Special about Torrance

Torrance has a low crime rate, great climate, and is considered a walkable community.

What Is Not Special about Torrance

Torrance can have that southern California crowdedness and traffic.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 56 degrees and the average July temperature is about 71 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Alpine Village is a restaurant and entertainment complex which holds a large annual Oktoberfest celebration. Del Amo Fashion Center is one of the largest malls in the U.S


Crime in Torrance is a little over half the national average.

Medical Facilities

There are 2 hospitals in Torrance: Torrance Memorial and Little Company of Mary.


Los Angeles International Airport is approximately 10 miles away; An Amtrak station in Los Angeles is about 16 miles away;  Torrance is considered a walkable community.

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