Torrance

Welcome to Torrance

Areas 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135

 
In 1910, industrialist Jared Sidney Torrance decided to build a “workingman’s paradise” in response to developing labor troubles in Los Angeles. After several options were considered, the town was named Torrance and incorporated in 1921.
 
The 21-square-mile city was planned by world-famous landscape architects Olmsted and Olmsted. Modernist architect Irving J. Gill designed the original buildings, including the city’s emblematic depot and railroad bridge. Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. was hired to help with landscaping. A late 1940s housing boom consumed virtually all the remaining vacant land and the population rapidly expanded to 140,000+ today. Torrance received an All-America City award in 1955 for “growth without strain.” Today the coastal neighborhoods create a diverse and multicultural city that prides itself on its mini-communities with small-town charm. 
 
The pre-planned city has 1.5 miles of lifeguard-patrolled beach and 550 miles of sidewalks. The most desired areas are the ones closest to the beach, in the HollywoodRiviera (128). This area is primarily made up of single-family homes with an average of 4 bedrooms, that were built between 1940 and 1969, and originally purchased by the ‘baby boom generation. Walteria (125): Filled with a healthy mix of owners and renters, many of the original homes (built 1940 - 1969) are now seeing major renovations being made. It also thrives with one of the lowest rental vacancy rates in the nation! South Torrance (129): This area was voted one of the best neighborhoods for families in California – more family-friendly than 96.5% of neighborhoods in the entire state(according to neighborhoodscout.com)! It includes top-rated public schools, low crime rates, and a high number of owner-occupied single-family homes giving this area the look and feel of a classic American city.
 

Boundaries

  • Torrance’s boundaries are: Redondo Beach Boulevard and the cities of Lawndale and Gardena to the north; Western Avenue and the Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Los Angeles to the east; the Palos Verdes Hills with the cities of Lomita, Rolling Hills Estates, and Palos Verdes Estates on the south; and the Pacific Ocean and The city of Redondo Beach is to the west. 

Business  Districts

  • In addition to a large corporate presence, there is a strong small business community in the city. According to a 2016 Fundera study, Torrance was ranked the 3rd best city in California for small businesses.

Farmers Market

  • Saturday & Tuesday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. :
  • Charles H. Wilson Park
  • 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.

33 Park + Parkettes Throughout the City.

 

Schools

Elementary Schools

Addams Elementary School
2121 238th St.
310.533.4480
tusd.org/schools/adams

Anza Elementary School
21400 Ellinwood Dr.
310.533.4559
tusd.org/schools/anza

Arlington Elementary School
17800 Van Ness Ave.
310.533.4510
tusd.org/schools/arlington

Arnold Elementary School
4100 W. 227th St.
310.533.4524
tusd.org/schools/arnold

Carr Elementary School
3404 W. 168th St.
310.533.4467
tusd.org/schools/carr

Edison Elementary School
3800 W. 182nd St.
310.533.4513
tusd.org/schools/edison

Fern Elementary School
1314 Fern Ave.
310.533.4506
tusd.org/schools/fern

Hickory Elementary School
2800 W. 227th St.
310.533.4672
tusd.org/schools/hickory

Lincoln Elementary School
2418 W. 166th St.
310.533.4464
tusd.org/schools/lincoln

Riviera Elementary School
365 Paseo de Arena
310.533.4460
tusd.org/schools/riviera

Seaside Elementary School
4651 Sharynne Lane
310.533.4532
tusd.org/schools/seaside

Torrance Elementary School
2125 Lincoln Ave.
310.533.4500
tusd.org/schools/torrance-elementary

Towers Elementary School
5600 Towers St.
310.533.4535
tusd.org/schools/towers

Victor Elementary School
4820 Spencer St.
310.533.4542
tusd.org/schools/victor

Walteria Preparatory School
24456 Madison St.
310.533.4487
tusd.org/schools/walteria

Wood Elementary School
2250 W. 235th St.
310.533.4484
tusd.org/schools/wood

Yukon Elementary School
17815 Yukon Ave.
310.533.4477
tusd.org/schools/yukon
 

Middle Schools

Calle Mayor Middle School
4800 Calle Mayor
310.533.4548
tusd.org/schools/calle-mayor
 
Casimir Middle School
17220 Casimir Ave.
310.533.4498
tusd.org/schools/casimir
J.H. Hull Middle School
2080 W. 231 Street
310.533.4516
tusd.org/schools/hull
 
Jefferson Middle School
21717 Talisman St.
310.533.4794
tusd.org/schools/jefferson
 
Lynn Middle School
5038 Halison St.
310.533.4495
tusd.org/schools/bertlynn
 
Madrona Middle School
21364 Madrona Ave.
310.533.4562
tusd.org/schools/madrona
 
Magruder Middle School
4100 W. 185th St.
310.533.4527
tusd.org/schools/magruder
 
Richardson Middle School
23751 Nancy Lee Lane
310.533.4790
tusd.org/schools/richardson

High Schools

North High School
3620 W. 182nd St.
310.533.4412
tusd.org/schools/north-high-school
 
South High School
4801 Pacific Coast Highway
310.533.4352
tusd.org/schools/shs
 
Shery High School
2600 Vine St.
310.533.4440
tusd.org/schools/shery
 
Torrance High School
2200 Carson St.
310.533.4396
tusd.org/schools/torrance-high-school
 
West High School
20401 Victor
310.533.4299
tusd.org/schools/west-high-school
 

Important Phone Numbers

City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310.328.5310
Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . ..310.540.5858
Fire Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310.781.7000
Police Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . .310.328.3456
Waste Management. . . . . . . . . . . . 310.781.6900
Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..855.354.5623
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