Torrance is a city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, in Southern California.

Get in

Torrance is just a couple of miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX) on Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway). Take the 42A exit and go south on State Route 107 (Hawthorne Boulevard). While traveling south on SR 107/Hawthorne Blvd., look for the Del Amo Fashion Center (see "Buy" below) on the left.

Torrance is also accessible from several other exits from the 405, including Redondo Beach Blvd., Artesia Blvd., Crenshaw Blvd., and Western Blvd. From the 110 south of the 405, heading west on Torrance Blvd., Carson St., 223rd St., Sepulveda Blvd., or Pacific Coast Highway will also land you in Torrance.

Get around

Torrance has no Metro, only in the neighboring city of Redondo Beach. Although public transportation is uncommon in Torrance, there is the Torrance Transit that takes you around the city, Downtown LA, the beach, and to LAX. The Los Angeles County Metro bus is also available. However, the only rational way of getting around is by car.







Stay safe

Torrance is a safe city with a low crime rate. Del Amo Mall has experienced some violent crime in the recent years, but you are unlikely to be assaulted, as long as you don't make anyone mad. Eastern Torrance is not as safe as the rest of Torrance, but again, you are unlikely to fall victim to any crime. Be careful on the Anza Ave. and Halison St. intersection. Accidents involving students from nearby middle school happen once or twice a year. Accidents are also fairly frequent on Hawthorne Boulevard, but are usually collisions with cars, and pedestrians are rarely if not never hit.

Go next

Routes through Torrance

West LA Lawndale  N  S  Carson Long Beach
Santa Monica Redondo Beach  N  S  Long Beach Dana Point

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