Ingleside Real Estate
Ingleside is a neighborhood in southwestern San Francisco. Like its nearby neighbors, Oceanview, Ingleside Heights, Merced Heights, and Ingleside Terrace, Ingleside is quiet and primarily residential. The primary commercial district of Ingleside is to the north along Ocean Avenue.
Located in what was once a rural area of San Francisco, Ingleside takes its name from a popular roadhouse called the Ingleside Inn that first opened its doors in 1885. It was a well know stop for “persons out for a drive or a good time”. The subdivision of Ingleside (originally called Lakeside by developer Adolph Sutro) was established in the 1890s, although, initially, its remote location proved to be a deterrent to sales. However, after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Ingleside’s location became a positive feature, and the neighborhood became a haven for San Franciscans who had been displaced by the disaster. Within ten years there were more than 400 buildings in the area and Ingleside, as we know it today, was born.
The majority of the homes in Ingleside are older homes, built prior to the 1940s. They consist primarily of small to medium sized single-family homes with an interesting variety of architectural style ranging from small Victorian cottages to Mediterranean Revival and stucco-coated townhomes. Most Ingleside homes are one or two story residences built over a ground floor garage.
Homes and Condos for sale in Ingleside, San Francisco