Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (35) A+
Entertainment (11) A+
Food and Drink (121) A+
Fitness (16) F
Groceries (38) A+
Parks (78) C-
Shops (227) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.7% take public transportation in Torrance.
Public Transit Stops (76)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Torrance is 170/100 - which is 21% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime B

Torrance crime rates are 2,905 per 100k, which is 2% higher than California
Property Crime
2,640 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
265 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in Torrance is $94,781 - which is 49% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health C-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (66)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing D+

Torrance home prices are $796,800 - which is 95% higher than California
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
8.4x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A+

The Torrance graduation rate is 92% - which is 16% higher than California
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (44) A+
High Schools (10) D-
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ratings A

Torrance has an overall rating of 81% from 17 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
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User Surveys (15)
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Torrance Area Facts

  • Torrance has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Torrance crime rates are 2% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Torrance is 21% higher than the California average
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Decent weather. Don't attempt to drive around. 4 rating By J hein ( Aug 18, 2017) City maintenance of streets is ridiculous. Very unpleasant to drive in the city. This is compounded by the high density of the population. Further more underground water lines repeatedly fail and the city is extremely slow to rebuild the system. Lived there 14 years. Un ...Read More impressed with city government. One might think by traveling the poorly maintained streets that Torrance is located in a 3rd world country. Read Less
Torrance, California - A Charming Little City In A Big City 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 07, 2010) I live in Los Angeles and travel to nearby Torrance, CA quite often. Because Torrance is on the beach, winter months are not as cold as inland areas, and summers are mild, with less hot weather than inland areas. In regards to climate, these moderate and comfortable year-round te ...Read More mperatures make Torrance an ideal location to visit or live during any season of the year.

Retirement homes in Torrance are scattered densely throughout the city, also making this a popular place for seniors. Every time I have traveled there, the people I encounter seem to be more friendly, which is also a rarity in this part of Southern California. People considering where to move in the Los Angeles metro area should research and visit Torrance. The cost of living is moderate, jobs are still available in various places, and the surroundings are picturesque and charming.

Overall, Torrance is a great city. There is one downfall and that is the quality of some streets, which are full of pot-holes. When driving through certain areas of the city, especially near several of the factories, travelers should be careful, as some holes are deep. Read Less
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Torrance, CA

Torrance, California is located on the state’s South Bay. With 1.5 miles of beaches on the Pacific Ocean, and a moderate year-round climate, people flock there to live in paradise. The cost of living, home and rental prices included, are almost twice the U.S. average, so if you want to move here, know the costs beforehand. Over 145,000 people call this coastal city home, and it is perfect if you want to live somewhere that is sunny and safe.

Torrance Transit offers bus services at a cheap cost around the city, but the main method of transportation among residents and visitors is driving. Torrance is also about 15 minutes from LAX airport, making it easy to fly in and out of the state.

In Torrance, you get a city vibe with a small-town feel. It is interconnected, but without pretension. Good vibes are ample there. Beer, shopping and good entertainment abounds. Entice your taste buds with whatever you fancy, from macarons to ramen to a burger (check out King’s Hawaiian for sweet rolls and everything from pancakes to the famous sliced bread). Explore the farmers’ market, and then wander to one of the many craft breweries. In fact, there are over 10 in the city! If shopping is more your vice, the Del Amo Fashion Center offers budget to boutique stores. Torrance Beach and The Strand offer up opportunities for beach walking, swimming, beach volleyball, biking and cycling, when you want to get your heart pumping.

Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim are close by when you want to go on an adventure. If you are into art, visit the Hollywood Bowl or the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Sports lovers will love attending an LA Dodgers game or watch basketball at the Staples Center. Stroll past the shops on Rodeo Drive, spot celebrities in Westwood or go for a leisurely drive on the Pacific Coast Highway for avocado toast, ocean views and beach vibes in ever-trendy Malibu. If Disney has your heart, Disneyland is close enough to go to for the day. Ride on the teacups, see ghosts in the Haunted Mansion, sip on a Mint Julep, nosh on a beignet and save room for the Monte Cristo. If you are lucky, you might spot Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and the rest of the gang. San Diego is a true beach destination. Animal lovers will love visiting the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. Fun can be had nearby or close to Torrance.

When you move to Torrance, you can be within easy access to the best Southern California has to offer. The sun is ample, the people are friendly and the living is easy. Enjoy it!

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Torrance? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


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Greenwood Park
Delthorne Park
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Charles H Wilson Park
Sam Levi Park
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Torrance Cultural Arts Center
AMC Del Amo 18
Madrona Marsh Nature Center
Gable House Bowl
Torrance Historical Society Museum
Zamperini Stadium
APC Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery
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Food & Drink

Wetzel's Pretzels
Pacific Poke Bar
Chicken Dijon
The Standing Room
Wahoo's Fish Taco
Luna Grill

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Torrance? Of all people who commute, 1.7% take public transportation in Torrance.
Drive to Work

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Torrance a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


Carlson Counseling and Psychotherapy
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Torrance Memorial


CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
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CVS Pharmacy
Wellcare Pharmacy
Concierge Pharmacy


Watts Medical Plaza

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