Ingleside Terrace is a San Francisco neighborhood with a suburban vibe. Located in San Francisco’s OMI (Oceanview, Merced Heights, Ingleside) district, just south of Ocean Avenue and east of Junipero Serra Boulevard, Ingleside Terrace is a neighborhood of wide streets, small “vest pocket” green spaces, quiet cul-de-sacs, and uncluttered sightlines made possible by underground utilities. An active homeowner’s association and regularly scheduled community events offer the neighborhood a friendly sense of unity.
Developed in the early 1900s by architect/developer Joseph Leonard, Ingleside Terrace was built on the site that had once been occupied by the Ingleside Racetrack. Leonard highlighted the land’s history by turning the original racetrack into the centerpiece of the neighborhood’s street layout, Urbano Drive. Located within the mile long, oval “track” is a small park with what might be the world’s largest sundial. The sundial serves as a gathering spot for neighborhood activities, which include an annual picnic and Christmas caroling during the holidays.
There is an interesting assortment of homes in Ingleside Terrace. Most residences are single-family homes built in a variety of architectural styles, including Craftsman, Spanish Colonial, and Mediterranean. Although, on the southern edge, there are a few rowhouse homes, as are typical in neighboring Merced Heights, most homes in Ingleside Terrace are detached homes with one or two stories built in a suburban style with either attached or detached garages.
As is true in most of San Francisco, real estate in Ingleside Terrace isn’t inexpensive. There is, however, a wide range of style and individuality available in the homes. If you are looking for a home that doesn’t look exactly like the neighbor’s house, in a neighborhood that enjoys some community spirit, come see what homes might be for sale in Ingleside Terrace.
Contact the San Francisco Modern Real Estate Team, Ingleside Terrace Realtors, for assistance purchasing a home in San Francisco’s Ingleside Terrace neighborhood.