Torrance Homes for Sale

Torrance, California, located along 1.5 miles of shoreline in Los Angeles County’s South Bay Region, is a little known alternative to the busier cities of Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach. Originally developed in the early 1900’s, Torrance was a planned community designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Many of the city’s earlier buildings are the works of the world-renowned architect Irving Gill, who is best known for his unique style that combines the Mission Revival and Modernist styles. Breezy sea air, warm temperatures year-round and sunny skies make Torrance a wonderful community for work and play. The city boasts over 30 parks and an amazing number of trees lining the streets (over 90,000). Torrance is a family-friendly place to buy a home; the city is consistently ranked as one of the safest in Los Angeles County and is proud of its low crime rate.

Torrance Homes for Sale

Torrance attracts auto-industry professionals as it is the U.S headquarters to both Toyota and Honda (each company employs close to 3,000 workers). Honeywell International Inc. has a large campus in Torrance and employs over 1,000 professionals. The nation’s largest manufacturer of civilian helicopters, Robinson Helicopter Company, is headquartered in Torrance and employs over 1,000 aerospace workers. Other large companies in Torrance include Hi-Shear Corporation, Alcoa Fastening Systems and ExxonMobil. Torrance is an easy city for commuters to make their home base; downtown Los Angeles is a quick 30 minute drive from the city. Commuters can pick up the Metro Green Line in nearby Redondo Beach or take the Max Bus, which connects the communities of San Pedro, Carson, Manhattan Beach and Lawndale. Families can relax in Torrance as the Torrance Unified School District features high-ranking schools and innovative educational opportunities; the district has 17 elementary schools, 8 middle schools and 4 high schools for its students. The picturesque Torrance High School campus was made famous by the 90’s television show Beverly Hills 90210 as well as the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Torrance High School has one of the strongest athletics programs in Los Angeles County. Torrance has a total of ten private schools for families to choose from, including Bishop Montgomery High School and the South Bay Junior Academy. The El Camino College is located just outside of Torrance’s city limits and offers an award-winning range of programs from forensics to ESL.

Homeowners who love open public spaces and fresh air love Torrance. The city boasts over 30 public parks for residents to enjoy all year long. Columbia Park features community gardens, soccer, volleyball, baseball and a playground on 52 lush acres of land; Torrance Park has a bandshell, baseball fields, basketball, a playground and a walking trail. Torrance’s Charles H. Wilson Park has something for everyone; amenities here include a roller hockey rink, mini-train rides, a beautiful tree house, and a sports center. At Seaside Heroes Park, children can enjoy a climbing wall while adults enjoy the elaborate landscaping. For nature lovers, the nearby Palos Verdes Nature Preserve is a treasure. The preserve is set atop 400 acres of rolling hills, oceanfront coves and forest; trails and nature walks are popular activities here.

There’s no shortage of things to do and see in Torrance. The Torrance Farmer’s Market is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning; held each week at the Charles H. Wilson Park, the market features fresh, locally grown produce sold by farmers from throughout the area. The Del Amo Shopping Center is known throughout the area for its selection of 200 stores, including a Macy’s, AMC Movie Theater, P.F. Chang’s and, in 2015, a Nordstrom’s store. Collectors and antique lovers universally agree that the Roadium Open Air Market is the place to go for unique treasures and flea market finds. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is home to two outdoor plazas, an authentic Japanese garden and a 502 seat theatre; events held here range from Japanese music to theatrical productions and orchestras. The Sea-Aire community golf course is a local favorite among golfers; the course is a 9 hole, 27 par pitch course and is a friendly place to take some practice swings and socialize with other golfers.

Several annual events held in Torrance bring the community together. In March, the Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing and features beautiful flowers, culture and fun. The annual Gourmet Food and Wines Festival is held under the stars on the campus of Honda Motors and features delicious cuisines, refined wines and musical appearances by artists such as Kenny G. Wilson Park’s Halloween Carnival is fun for kids of all ages and has games, costume contests and pumpkin fun for everyone. The Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Fun Run is a festive community gathering held each Thanksgiving day.

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