Torrance 1Torrance is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. A beach town, Torrance is a popular area for people to go spend time out on the ocean, though its economy is a veritable mixed bag of retail, industry, and much more. Founded in 1912 and incorporated in 1921, Torrance was envisioned as a mixed industrial-residential area that could provide a way to get away from bustling Los Angeles at the time. Torrance grew rapidly during and after World War II as the demand for industrial products began to grow, and even during the deindustrialization period of the latter half of the 20th century, Torrance was able to survive it. Today, the city is known as a major multicultural city, mainly due to high immigrant populations in the area.

Basic Facts About Torrance

  • Current population: 147,000
  • Current mayor: Frank Scotto
  • Total area: 20.5 sq mi
  • Located in: Los Angeles County
  • Founded in: 1912
  • Area codes: 310, 424

Auto Transport Tips to and from Torrance

Torrance sits just south of Interstate 405, also known as the San Diego Freeway, which is a major auxiliary interstate in the Los Angeles Metro Area, and as such is frequently visited by carriers that operate in the area. Torrance is easily accessible via I-405 and as such auto transportation to and from the area should be a little bit easier to accomplish, though some areas will likely be more difficult to get to or from given the closely-spaced buildings in the area.

Torrance also sits just north of SR-1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway in the area, which can help when transporting to the southern areas of the city. With the city sitting just east of Carson and just west of Redondo Beach, it’s a popular area for people to ship to, and when shipping to or from the north or south it can be an easier area for shippers to pickup or deliver vehicles in, as they don’t have to drive as far to the beach cities like Redondo, Hermosa, or Manhattan.

Traffic can cause problems for auto transportation services to and from Torrance. During the summer months in particular, traffic and congestion along I-405 and SR-1 can cause delays in pickup and delivery, so keep that in mind when shipping into or out of the area. Carriers are often subject to traffic jams, though they usually clear up quickly. However, this can also impact your price, as traffic jams force shippers to idle in traffic which costs them in fuel, which itself is spendy as is.

Helpful Links About Torrance


Local References


Torrance Zip Codes Include:

90501, 90502, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90506, 90507, 90508, 90509, 90510