Balboa Terrace

Residents would tell you the unfortunates┬álive in the adjacent neighborhood, St. Francis Wood. Bounded by Junipero Serra and Ocean Avenue, Balboa Terrace is home to fully detached homes in a classic West of Twin Peaks neighborhood that’s not quite St. Francis Wood or Ingleside Terraces but fits perfectly between the two.


Balboa Terrace Neighborhood Vibe

Spacious single family homes on gently curving streets between Ocean Avenue to the south and St. Francis Wood to the north. The neighborhood is home to Aptos Middle School but otherwise is entirely residential. Large front yards with rolling lawns uninterrupted by driveways are a neighborhood feature — the neighborhood was built with alleys that serve garages on the less visible side of the home.


Popular Balboa Terrace Home Styles

You’re welcome to pick anything you like, as long as it’s a single-family, fully detached home. No condos, mixed-use or unit buildings to be found, after all — it’s not that kind of a neighborhood.


Getting Around in Balboa Terrace

The neighborhood builders envisioned owners with means, and at the time that meant at least one car and perhaps even two! While Muni light-rail runs along Ocean Avenue and West Portal isn’t too far, the homes were built with the assumption that you’ll be coming and going by car.


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

Single-Family Home
$1,698,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 508737
Traditional split-level style in beautiful Balboa Terrace. Warm and inviting, great curb appeal, lots of natural light. Charming living room with French paned windows, center wood burning fireplace. Separate formal dining room overlooks manicured front garden, kitchen with quartz style...
Single-Family Home
$2,750,000 | 5, 5
MLS# 507565
Updated and spacious 5 bed, 5 bath, 3,115sf home in Balboa Terrace! Abundant natural light with bedroom and baths on each floor. Main level features a formal entry, living room with high vaulted ceilings and decorative fireplace. Step into your...
Single-Family Home
$1,575,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 508218
Storybook English Tudor Cotswold Cottage w/whimsical turret, garden entrance & sweeping lawn leads to an open-arched vestibule & into a notable center hall foyer w/checkerboard hardwood floor. Magnificent formal living rm w/vaulted ceiling boasts fireplace w/handsome mantel & floor to...
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