Talk:South Bay, Los Angeles

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First, thank you, PFHLai, for merging the two articles together. I would have done it myself, but I was busy at the time. Second, I would not consider Long Beach to be part of the South Bay area. It is too far east, and too insular. It is practically in Orange County in my humble opinion, and I would like to remove all references to it in this article unless someone can give me a good argument to why I should not. Yours with wikilove, Two Halves

You are welcome. It was a pleasure wikimerging.
I have no objection to your removal of Long Beach (never been there...), but is this an "Orange curtain" ? :-)
Have fun !
-- PFHLai 13:34, 2004 Jul 27 (UTC)

--- I've been removing references to Long Beach being a part of South Bay for awhile. With nearly 500,000 people, Long Beach is its own area, neither South Bay nor Orange County. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:22, 11 May 2010 (UTC) Why is torrance an inland city. It has it's own coastline. Also Torrance has homes on the Palos Verdes Penninsula Some one should look at a map.


The term "South Bay" in the greater Los Angeles area is a geographical reference to the Santa Monica Bay. It includes the cities with southern Santa Monica Bay coastlines including, El Segundo, El Porto, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Palos Verdes Estates. Although Real Estate agents include the inland cities east of them, those cities are not "South Bay", as well as the cities of San Pedro and Wilmington which are on the northern portion of the bay of San Pedro and are therefore not "South Bay".


I believe there is or was a Polynesian restaurant on Vermont in Gardena, and I'm sure there are many Polynedians in the area, but I'd imagine that there are relatively many more Asians from other countries. I also doubt that Gardena and Hawthorne have parts that "are some of the most impoverished areas in the state of California". Rather, that distinction would go to cities and areas further east such as Watts/Willowbrook, Florence, Cudahy, Bell, Bell Gardens, Southgate, etc. I also wonder whether San Pedro and Wilmington are really part of the South Bay or are actually part of "Harbor". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

There is a fairly diffuse Pacific Islander population (Hawaiian, Samoan, Fijiian, etc.) in the Los Angeles area that is more-or-less centered in the South Bay. I'd have to dig through the census statistics, but my guess is that the largest concentration is in the Carson area. There is a big festival every year at the big regional park next to Los Angeles Harbor College (where the alligator was found?).
As for what is and what is not "South Bay", every single reference you can find will have a different take on it. The article should probably do a better job of explaining that and differentiating between areas that are usually South Bay, and the areas that are sometimes South Bay. BlankVerse 12:02, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

ALSO, tORRANCE IS A CITY PARTIALLY ON THE PV. PENNINSULA . — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:10, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Inglewood IS part of the South Bay[edit]

STOP deleting Inglewood as a South Bay community, if you want PROOF it is part of the south bay check the link on the Inglewood wikipedia article that comes directly from LA COUNTY here is more PROOF:

I disagree and question your sources; Real Estate agents will promote Inglewood as "South Bay" to increase property values and commissions, and L.A. County wants to increase property taxes. Perhaps with the new term of "Westside" Inglewood could be "Southwest Side".

Well if there is any doubt left that Inglewood is part of the south bay let's reference three sources being: an official L.A. County Website that shows a map and lists the different regions of L.A. County and shows both on the map and list that Inglewood is in the South Bay:

Also see the official South Bay Cities Council of Governments Website that is literally the official South Bay website that also lists it:

and lastly the Los Angeles times "Mapping L.A." section that also breaks down every region of Los Angeles county, including the South Bay: — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:CD06:C3A0:8C66:F689:D4F2:3307 (talk) 09:15, 29 October 2016 (UTC)