25 minutes southwest of Los Angeles, Torrance flaunts miles of diverse and unique land. In the city you will be amazed to find marshes, beaches and 30 parks perfect for each new day. Torrance is bordered by Redondo Beach and is about a 10-15 minute drive to the Redondo Beach Pier. Torrance neighborhoods are family oriented and boast 19 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 4 high schools and even 1 community college. A brisk stroll to the beach will really show how peaceful and beautiful the neighborhoods within the city are. Torrance has made it on the list of safest cities in Los Angeles county, so rest assured Torrance boasts a safe and happy community.
Torrance has a wide variety of shops and restaurants to stop into. The San Franciscan, famous for its prime rib, has been voted best steak 10 years in a row. With a good old American atmosphere, The San Franciscan staple of Torrance will leave you feeling like you're back in a 1970's movie. For homemade Italian food, Gaetano's offers a delicious array of authentic Italian dishes. This family owned restaurant is perfect for a night out of the house to enjoy the ambiance, homemade pasta, fresh breads and locally sourced ingredients. If you have been looking for a Dim Sung restaurant be sure to stop into Din Tai Fung, but be prepared for a wait as there is usually always a line. The delectable dumplings, wontons and noodles are well worth the wait and will keep you coming back. On the sweeter side, King's Hawaiian Bakery offers fresh and delicious cakes with beautifully colored layers that are picture perfect.
Torrance is home to one of the largest shopping centers in the country, the Del Amo Fashion Center, which grew in the city. This large shopping center has lots of familiar stores such as, Nordstroms, Macy's, Lululemon and so many more! The shopping center also has an AMC movie theatre with tons of movies to watch! If you are feeling like going outside and being active, Wilson Park has batting cages, soccer fields, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, softball fields and so many more options. Another park that is perfect to enjoy the view at is Los Arboles Park, better referred to as Rocketship park. From the park you will be able to see views of Los Angeles and the ocean simultaneously to really take in the beauty the South Bay has to offer.
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