5.2 out of 10


33.7901605711696 -118.3171154646
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5


Lomita is a small middle-class city of just a bit over 20,000 just east of the City of Torrance and just north of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Homes date from the 1940's , with about 60% of the homes built in the 1950's through the 1980's. There are five parks, a wading pool, public library and a railroad museum.

The City of Lomita has a very active Parks and Recreation Center during the summer at the Lomita Recreation Center Community Building. Programs include Cultural Dance Programs, Karate classes, Western Dance classes, Dog Obedience programs, and Senior Citizens Programs. Sports programs include Little League baseball, Adult basketball and soccer leagues, as well as individual sports instruction for tennis, ice hockey, and ice skating. There are five parks and a wading pool. Lomita Park is between Sherman Ave. and Walnut St. at 243rd Place. The Railroad Museum on 250th Street is also a delight for kids and adults of all ages.

Property Taxes: The property tax rate for the fiscal year 2011-2012 is 1.207183% (computed by the standard 1.0% of the property's assessed valuation (in accordance with Proposition 13, a property's assessed valuation is the original purchase price, plus the cost of improvements, based on the value of permits pulled, plus an increase in valuation of 2% per year) )plus direct assessments of approx. $400-$500 per parcel for such items as school parcel taxes, etc..

Lomita residents are within the Los Angeles Unified School District..Elementary schools that serve Lomita include:Eshelman Avenue Elementary School , Lomita Math/Science Magnet (Kindergarten zoned only - 1-5 is magnet only) and President Avenue Elementary School (1-5) (in Los Angeles) All resident children attend :Fleming Middle School and Narbonne High School (in Los Angeles)
  • Affordable South Bay housing
  • Near high crime areas

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