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Tell us what Torrance means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


Pros: Great neighborhoods, restaurants, beaches

Cons: Elitist citizens who are not welcoming to "outsiders"

— Tricia
July 18, 2011 at 10:42 a.m.

Pros: Great city management, schools, dining, neighborhoods, hospitals, shopping, weather.

Cons: Some seedy areas to the east and north. Best closer to the beach.

— Sully
May 27, 2011 at 11:57 a.m.

Safe neighborhood. Cons: needs a better downtown area

— Amy
May 16, 2011 at 4:51 p.m.

The Police and Fire Department make Torrance a great place to live. They keep the residents safe from "outsiders", which in turn improves the schools and businesses in the City.

— Pete
January 31, 2011 at 9:48 a.m.

Unlike the neighboring beach cities and P.V., which are primarily bedroom communities, Torrance is a "mixed use" community with refineries, warehouses, hotels, corporate headquarters, business parks, malls, etc. Drawing on this diverse tax base is what enables the schools and other civic services to be as good as they are.

— Cec
October 14, 2010 at 6:35 p.m.

Pros: Close to the ocean, several hospitals, good restaurants, excellent police and fire department, great schools, and perfect Southern California Weather.

Cons: Not so good neighboring cities.

— JJ
October 8, 2010 at 8:11 p.m.

Pros: Safe area with good schools

Cons: Surrounded by ghetto areas on the north and east sides.

— Steve
June 30, 2010 at 12:09 p.m.


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Torrance is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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