About West Torrance Real Estate 90503
There are 5 zips codes in Torrance CA, 90501-90505. The South Bay Multiple Listing Service defines 90503 as Areas 130-131 and 126 which is technically central, not west Torrance. Please note, because many Buyers are looking in 90503 it is included here as well.
The map above shows the boundaries of the 90503 zip code with neighborhoods falling either east or west of Hawthorne Blvd which is the main N-S artery. Except for a few jagged edges think east of Prospect Ave in South Redondo Beach, south of 190th St in North Redondo Beach, north of Torrance Blvd and west of Crenshaw Blve except for the north east quadrant which follows the train tracks south.
Over the past few years, homes in West Torrance, which for the most part have been in short supply have been in high demand. As you can see the western boundaries are just not that far from the ocean and homes there do sell at a discount to the same property which would be located across the South Redondo border. Conversely at the 190th St border with North Redondo Beach the properties sell at a premium to a similar property in the El Nido neighborhood of 90278.
There are a number of great West Torrance neighborhoods such as Southwood as well as the West High area that have predominantly Single Family Residences (i.e. houses) many built mid century and updated, added on to expanded and some have even been rebuilt entirely. As with other homes in the South Bay, the further west you go, the more expensive the home will be all other things being equal (roof, windows, appliances, heating, etc). Further east you may start to find some newer homes built in the 70s and 80s. There are also a number of townhomes and condo complexes scattered throughout.
West Torrance Interactive MLS Map Search
The interactive map below will always update with the most recent listings of homes for sale. The map is "hot" so if you are looking at it on your phone you may "accidentally" slip into another area. If you are having trouble here's a link to the fully optimized mobile version. You can also choose to view the properties in a list view.