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Average rent in Torrance, CA

$2,407/mo Torrance, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Torrance, CA is $2,407.

    Torrance, CA apartment rent ranges

    About 28% of apartment rents in Torrance, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 68% of apartments. Around 3% of Torrance’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Torrance, CA rent trends

    Getting around in Torrance, CA

    68 /100
    Somewhat Walkable
    38 /100
    Some Transit
    58 /100
    Walk Score®: 68, Transit Score®: 38, Bike Score®: 58

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Torrance, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Torrance, CA were last updated on 23 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Torrance, CA?

    The best apartments in Torrance, CA are: 1632 W. 218th St., 24431-24433 Hawthorne Blvd., 3320 Redondo Beach Blvd., 23330 Arlington Ave. and 1517 Carson St..

    What is the average rent in Torrance, CA?

    The average rent in Torrance, CA is $2,407. Start your search for apartments in Torrance, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Torrance, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Torrance, CA is between $1,575 and $2,250. View all studio apartments in Torrance, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA is between $1,775 and $5,436. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Torrance, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA is between $1,825 and $6,771. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Torrance, CA is between $2,250 and $5,215. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Torrance, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Torrance, CA?

    In Torrance 45% of the housing is rented out compared to 55% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 26% of Torrance’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 52% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 20% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Torrance, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Torrance are about 50 years old, on average. Of these, 8% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About 78% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 5% are mid-rises, and 2% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Torrance, CA?

    Studio apartments in Torrance are around 10% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 40% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Renter's guide to Torrance, CA

    Located on the northernmost tip of the South Bay region, Torrance, California combines a beautiful beach and wetlands preserve with the economic stability of city life. Here is where you’ll find an environmentally-conscious population that enjoys sustainable work opportunities while preserving the stunning scenery for years to come. Although this subtropical city has been steadily growing for quite some time, it still maintains a family feel, which is why Torrance was recently ranked among the “10 Safest Mid-Sized Cities in America” in a 2014 national crime study.

    Torrance, CA’s proximity to the 110 and 405 San Diego Freeways gives you easy access to many must-see locations. Torrance, California is 27 miles south of Hollywood, and 11 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (Torrance, CA is also 20 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles). As for size, Torrance is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County, about 3 times as large as neighboring Redondo Beach. Torrance is 25 times smaller than Los Angeles, but four times larger than Beverly Hills.

    The weather in Torrance, CA has a warm Mediterranean feel all year long, and nearly every day is bright and sunny. Spring weather averages 60°F and tends to be somewhat rainy throughout March. Summers are very hot and typically have little-to-no precipitation for months on end. Falls average 66°F and remain dry and beautiful until November, when the rain season starts anew. Winters, like in the rest of California, are pleasantly warm and dry in comparison to the rest of the country, averaging 56°F.

    Tips for renting in Torrance, CA

    If you are renting in Torrance, we are sure you are going to pay your rent on time. However, should a mistake happen, you should know that landlords in Torrance, CA are allowed to charge an additional 5-10 percent of the rent as penalty for late payment. This amount should be specified in the lease, but this penalty is not always required to be in writing.

    If you are moving to Torrance, CA from Los Angeles, then you are probably already used to road repairs and travel delays. With that said, Torrance has a similar amount of road construction, so although the commuting is generally faster here, you should still expect some delays.

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    Torrance, CA demographics

    Torrance, CA has a population of 147,156 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 75,346 of Torrance’s residents are women and 71,810 are men. The median age of those who live in Torrance, CA is 42.2.

    Living in Torrance, CA

    What’s it like living in Torrance, CA? Well, the fact that you are close enough to take a day trip to the beach, the mountains, or that you can browse some of the hottest shopping locales in California are just some of the pros of living in Torrance. There’s also lots of delicious ethnic foods to indulge in. However, for some, there is not as much to do here as there is in other areas of the Los Angeles Metro Area, which could be one of the reasons not to move to Torrance, CA.

    Torrance, CA households

    • 37,632 Family
      17,953 Non-family
    • 17,261 Children
      38,324 No Children
    • 55,585Total Number of Households
    • 2.62Average People Per Household
    • $100,215Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 55,585 households in Torrance, CA. 37,632 are family households and 17,953 are non-family households. There are 17,261 households with children in Torrance and 38,324 households without children. On average, about 2.62 people live in a household in Torrance, CA.

    Things to do in Torrance, CA

    Choosing what to do in Torrance depends on your immediate company—but don’t worry, there’s something for everyone. If you are looking for things to do in Torrance with kids, the Sky Zone Trampoline Park offers tons of indoor bouncing fun. For other family-friendly things to do in Torrance, check out Wilson Park’s sports parks and recreational areas to find fun athletic facilities and jogging trails. Similarly, if free things to do in Torrance are what you and your family are after, then the Torrance library is a great place to check out, as is the local YMCA, or the sandy splendor of Torrance Beach—also known by locals as “RAT” Beach (“Right At Torrance”).

    Things to do

    Shoppers will want to check out the 200 stores at the Torrance Mall, but of course, the numerous supermarkets will probably have more basic supplies for cheaper. Couples’ attractions include slurping suds at any local Torrance brewery (try The Dudes’, Monkish, or Absolution), or a movie at AMC Del Amo 18. If you’re here in the Spring, the colorful Annual Cherry Blossom Festival cannot be missed.

    For a casual meal, the Islands Restaurant offers delicious gourmet burgers, and the Vegas Buffet offers fine Asian seafood cuisines, but the Torrance Farmers Market has perhaps the best variety of all (they have items from over 60 California farms). Wherever you go, be sure to check out the famous Torrance Bakery for dessert. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can burn it all off and even take some self-defense lessons at the UFC gym!

    Things to do

    Torrance, CA employment & economy

    Torrance, CA has a diverse economic portfolio that’s supported by a multitude of local and international businesses. Honda Motor Co. also has its newly revamped headquarters in Torrance, CA. Additionally, the manufacturing, finance, and retail services are all flourishing as well, and the micro-craft brewing industry further attracts tourists and steadily pumps money into the local economy.

    Education in Torrance, CA

    You might recognize the Torrance West High School as the setting for Blaine Ray’s Pobre Ana. North High School, on the other hand, is the second oldest of four public high schools within the Torrance School District, and South High School is best known for raising money for cancer research. For adults, El Camino College offers two-year degrees on a campus that has 37 buildings and spans across 26 acres.

    Torrance, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Torrance, CA is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 19% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 31% have a Bachelor Degree, and 16% have a Graduate Degree.

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