South Bay CA Real Estate: Torrance Homes for Sale
Torrance is one of the largest cities geographically in the South Bay. Although Torrance does have a tiny bit of beach in the area of the Hollywood Riviera which is known as RAT beach (no, not rodents — it stands for Right After Torrance), for the most part Torrance homes for sale are less about the beach and more about affordable housing with great schools. It also has its own airport named after WWII hero
The area known as the Hollywood Riviera has Redondo Beach post office addresses but is really part of the City of Torrance; this area has lots of hillside Torrance homes with views of the Los Angeles basin or the Queen’s Necklace of the South Bay.
Torrance real estate consists mainly of single family homes built between 1940 and 1970, although the Old Torrance area has terrific Craftsman bungalows dating from the turn of the last century. A typical Torrance home is an approximately 1200 square foot 3 smallish bedrooms with a tiny 3/4 bath for the “master”, a nice sized, sunny living space, a galley style kitchen, and a large yard with lush plantings. Remodeling along the way, however, has resulted in lots of larger and remodeled homes, so be sure to look at what Torrance has to offer.
Torrance Homes for Sale
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Torrance Real Estate: Residential Income Properties
Torrance Real Estate: Lots and Land Properties
Schools are excellent in the Torrance Unified School District. Be careful when looking in Torrance; some homes near the Harbor Freeway in the County Strip area have Torrance Post office addresses but do not have Torrance schools, as these are actually part of the City of Los Angeles.
Torrance Dining and Shopping
Torrance boasts a huge weekend Farmer’s market at Wilson Park, and lots of shopping at the second largest mall in the United States, Del Amo. (It used to be THE biggest in the country, it has since been upstaged by the Mall of America.) Little beach enclave Riviera Village also has a Farmer’s Market on Fridays and has lots of restaurants, bars and small shops. Since Torrance is SO large it’s impossible to list all the shopping and restaurant locations but be assured there is a little of everything!
Mulligans; Family Fun Center is a great place for adults and kids alike, as are Skyzone and the American Honda Museum. There are four bowling alleys, 18 movie theaters at Del Amo Mall and 20 movie theaters at Rolling Hills Plaza.
Torrance Parks and Recreation
There are no less than 21 parks in Torrance, many of which offer after school programs, summer camps and special events. There is also a hockey rink, outdoor pool, sports field and gym. The City is also developing the Toyota Sorts Complex which will have synthetic turf and high intensity lighting for soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby and other sports for year-round action.
Commuting from Torrance
Commuting is easy from Torrance! Very near the 405, 110, 91 and 105 freeways, you can get anywhere pretty quickly (by LA standards!) from here. The beach is never more than 20 minutes away.
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