South Torrance is not only larger than surrounding Malaga Cove, but is considered to be a bustling neighborhood of Torrance that offers a broader spectrum of business. Grocers have central locations in South Torrance, which cater to the area's family-friendly vibe. The apartments for rent in South Torrance are near Malaga Cove and Valmonte.
Food, Libations and Recreation
South Torrance is saturated with the services and amenities most renters desire. Pacific Coast Hwy and Hawthorne Blvd., in particular, are two heavily populated streets that provide residents with a number of recreational, food and drink options. Once you've done your homework on the area, be sure you use our apartment finder tool to complete your hunt for your next apartment in South Torrance.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Sushimon and have cocktails afterward at Thomway Hale Hawaii Lounge. Food variety includes beer and ale, foods, pizza, sandwiches and bagels. Quench your thirst at San Franciscan, one of the neighborhood establishments. Additionally, chain and franchise restaurants like Tgi Friday's and Ihop Restaurant are to be found in the neighborhood.
Take some time for yourself and (literally) work things out without going too far. Nearby health options include Superkids Gym & Dance and Mind Body Fitness. Take in a show at Theatre Projects, and enjoy first-class performances in the heart of the neighborhood.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in South Torrance, browse the Yelp page.
When hunger strikes, South Torrance residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. My Fit Foods and Shayan Market are both located on Pacific Coast Hwy. Of the grocery stores in the area, South Torrance has one specialty/health food market, Earth Wise Nutrition Ctr. Indulge in the sweet stylings of Donut Den, a local first-class bakery on Pacific Coast Hwy. Still hungry? Head to C J Bakery Inc, which is also in the area, and kill your cravings with some more of the best. On top of that, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Vons and Trader Joe's.
South Torrance has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including Gift Able and Gift Korner. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Seltz Art Consulting is on Hawthorne Blvd. There are great popular retails and shopping malls in the area, such as Tuesday Morning and Arico's Hallmark. Area shopping malls are Sylvia Square and Vista Plaza.
Local Schools and School Districts
Schools near the apartments in South Torrance are Los Angeles Internat'l School, Calle Mayor Middle School and Walteria Elementary School. Ultimately, it is important to consult with local districts to confirm the exact schools serving the apartments for rent that you are interested in.
The 17 elementary schools, nine middle schools and six high schools in the Torrance Unified district have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. Torrance Unified district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified district.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
South Torrance, a city in Torrance, is less expensive than surrounding metropolitan areas, such as Malaga Cove, despite similar big-city offerings. While South Torrance's total cost per average household is $79.7K/year, Malaga Cove's comes to $159.1K/year.
The neighborhood of Malaga Cove is somewhat different from South Torrance in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In South Torrance the median age is 35, while in Malaga Cove it's 21. In South Torrance, the average household size is 2.65 people, and it's 2.53 people in Malaga Cove. The percentage of households that have children is the exact same for each neighborhood, at 34%.