Torrance : California

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What it's Like to Retire in Torrance

Torrance is a city of about 150,000 in southern California, located just north of Long Beach and south of Los Angeles. It is near the ocean and the 6th largest city in Los Angeles County.  Photo of USMC in parade courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Alton; picture of Torrance Beach courtesy of Wikipedia and Lars0001.

 

Where to Retire in Torrance and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the region (see Active Communities link at top right).
Home prices have suffered in Torrance in recent years, but the median sales price had recovered to about $700,000 in late 2014, (City-data.com).  Zillow reports the medan selling price to be $676,100 in late 2015.

 

What is special about Torrance

Torrance has a low crime rate, great climate, and is considered a walkable community.

 

What is not special about Torrance

Torrance can have that southern California crowdedness and traffic.
 

Who will like retirement in Torrance

People who want to retire in a sunny southern California town with a low crime rate will like it in Torrance.

 

Local economy is driven by

Honda and Toyota both have their U.S. headquarters in Torrance.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 56 degrees and the average July temperature is about 71 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Alpine Village is a restaurant and entertainment complex which holds a large annual Oktoberfest celebration. Del Amo Fashion Center is one of the largest malls in the U.S

 

Crime

Crime in Torrance is a little over half the national average.
 

Medical facilities

There are 2 hospitals in Torrance: Torrance Memorial and Little Company of Mary.
 

Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport is approximately 10 miles away; An Amtrak station in Los Angeles is about 16 miles away;  Torrance is considered a walkable community.

 

Valuable Links

California retirement guide
CalPERS retirement information
City of Torrance  

Medicare in California

 

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Facts about TORRANCE
  • State: CA
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $500,001+
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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