Torrance area??

  1. Hey guys,
    I'm a Candian who is hoping to move to CA to work as a RN, I'm working through a Candian Travel agency and they have contracts set up and ready for me and some friends to work in the Torrance area. I have already had my interview and was offered the job. I'm writting my NCLEX on Aug 28th, so if all goes as planned and I pass I will be moving to CA in october I'm really excited and can't wait.

    I was just curious on what ppl's views on Torrance are, the living expense's, experiences, atmosphere ect! As well as any of the hospitals in the area.

    Thanks for any response

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  3. by   Gomer
    There are 2 hospitals in Torrance: Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial (? I believe it's called) Hospital. Both are excellent. Most of Torrance and surrounding areas are are safe good places to live, but there are pockets of bad areas. And since Torrance is close to the ocean it can also be expensive. If you are looking for an apartment I suggest you go to and enter either Torrance, or Palos Verdes (very nice area), or Redondo Beach. Good luck and welcome to California.
  4. by   MimismomRN
    I grew up on Torrance went to North High School. Very nice area, great shopping and restaurants. I now live in Palmdale, CA and work in med surg at a local hospital as an LVN. Torrance is quite expensive though as far as houses. Not sure what the rents are now. There are alot of apartments on Anza and near Hawthorne Blvd. Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills is expensiveand Redondo Beach apartments are quite pricey, but if you got a roomate it is manageable. Good luck to you and welcome to California.