While Old Torrance is a great place to call home, it’s far from the only wonderful neighborhood in Torrance. Here’s what Torrance real estate specialist Keith Kyle with Vista Sothby’s International has to say.
West Torrance is the neighborhood that sits just east of Redondo Beach and has a similar “beach close” feel. It enjoys that same beach weather so it never seems to be too hot nor too cold. The schools are fantastic and it’s centrally located to just about everything.
West Torrance has it all from tree lined streets with reasonable sized homes to great schools, proximity to the beach, local shopping areas such as the South Bay Galleria and the Del Amo Mall, plenty of parks, and a real neighborhood feel. Bordered by 190th St to the north, Torrance Blvd to the South, Hawthorne Blvd to the East and Redondo Beach to the west, West Torrance still lies close enough to the beach to enjoy ocean breezes and milder temperatures. What makes the areas of West Torrance and Southwood so unique is that almost all homes in both areas are within walking distance to the elementary schools, middle and high school as well as several great parks and shopping areas. The area has a nice “feel” to it and unlike much of the South Bay, most homes are still close to the original size on relatively large lots so the neighborhood does not look or feel overbuilt.