Ingleside Terraces

Towering pillars denote neighborhood entrances to this classic residential park. Suburban, ex-urban, ahead of its time or perfectly timed? Wide streets, large lots, and fully detached homes gently grace what was once the hottest horse race in town.


    Once a Horse Racing Track, Now a Residential Park
    Towering Palm Trees on Pretty Streets
    Sunny Day at San Francisco State

    Ingleside Terraces Neighborhood Vibe

    With a giant sundial and a street that used to be a horse-racing track, Ingleside Terraces has a couple of claims to fame. Now lined with stately detached homes, Urbano Drive used to be a horse-racing track starting in 1895. The sundial is the site of the Annual Sundial Park Picnic, in which local residents race each other on bicycles, chariots, and wagons.


    Popular Ingleside Terraces Home Styles

    Grand homes on large lots grace the wide blocks of Ingleside Terraces. The area was developed after the horse-racing track closed permanently after the 1906 earthquake. Many homes are Craftsman style, designed and built by Joseph A. Leonard. You won’t find condos or unit buildings in Ingleside Terraces, which is strictly single-family homes.


    Getting Around in Ingleside Terraces

    The K-Ingleside Muni line runs on Ocean Avenue, giving residents of Ingleside Terraces a good public transportation option to downtown. Car commuters to the South Bay can hop on Junipero Serra for easy access to I-280.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Single Family Residence
    $2,178,500 | 4, 3
    MLS# 421547160
    This is a two stories' charming house in Ingleside Terrace with a beautiful view hidden in lots of green with a big lot over 7700Sq.ft!. It is a gem in the city! The home welcomes with a big open space...
    $1,888,000 | 0
    MLS# 421546828
    1919-1921 Ocean Avenue is a mix use property located in the Ingleside Terraces Neighborhood of San Francisco. Convenient located near Whole food, City College, Bart Station, bus lines and I-280.
    Single Family Residence
    $1,685,000 | 4, 2
    MLS# 421539331
    This welcoming 1920s home expands over 2 levels of living space in the historic Ingleside Terraces neighborhood. Minutes to Stonestown Galleria, Trader Joes, West Portal shops/restaurants,K,M MUNI Lines, 280/101 freeways & SFO. Warm and inviting & freshly painted throughout. Formal...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Residence
    $1,750,000 | 4, 3
    MLS# 421533952
    First time this well preserved gem is available on the open market,original owners in near original condition!Prime location in coveted Ingleside Terraces.Fully detatched large corner lot on Cul de Sac with expansive out door space. So much potential in this...
    Single Family Residence
    $2,495,000 | 5, 4
    MLS# 421527750
    Gorgeous fully detached single family residence in prestigious Ingleside Terraces of San Francisco. Ideal for large family or home + office: very well designed/functional floorplan with a total of 5 BD, 1 office , 4 BA. Upper main level has...
    Single Family Residence
    $1,928,000 | 4, 2
    MLS# 421529493
    Nestled on an oversized lot in prestigious Ingleside Terrace, this detached, remodeled home boasts 4 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms on 2 levels. The main level flows from the gracious entry to the sunny living room w/its wood burning fireplace &...

    More About Ingleside Terraces

    Bounded by Ocean Avenue on the north, Junipero Serra on the west, Holloway on the south, and Ashton on the east, Ingleside Terraces is a posh neighborhood on the southeast side of San Francisco. Its claim to fame is a giant sundial in the middle of the neighborhood, which is the site of the Annual Sundial Park Picnic, in which local residents race each other on bicycles, chariots, and wagons. Another notable fun fact: the oval-shaped street in the center of the neighborhood bears a resemblance to a race track…because it used to be one.

    Starting in 1895, what is now Urbano Drive was a horse-racing track. After it closed, architect and developer Joseph A. Leonard planned the new neighborhood as an urban “residence park,” setting aside green space and including ornamental touches like the sundial that survives to this day. He was instrumental in getting approval for the extension of the streetcar lines through the Twin Peaks tunnel (so thank him as you’re riding Muni to downtown instead of driving across the city).