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 Home
$1,895,000 | 4, 4
MLS# 495569
This extensively renovated, fully detached, Smart Home sits on a 52-foot wide vast lot. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms this spacious home has an open, flexible floor plan with attention to detail with clean, crisp lines. From towel warmers,...
Single-Family Home
$2,495,000 | 5, 3
MLS# 495069
Discover this rare opportunity in the beautiful Ingleside Terraces! This classic Mediterranean home offers a spacious suburban retreat with almost 3000 square feet, three levels, a large front yard and sprawling backyard oasis. Highlights include a grand living room and...
Single-Family Home
$1,595,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 495063
Picture perfect, storybook home in Fabulous Ingleside Terraces! This charming 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, single family home boasts a light filled interior, detached on all four sides. The spacious living room boasts a romantic fireplace and charming coved ceiling, open to the...

Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

Single-Family Home
$2,275,000 | 5, 5
MLS# 494583
Classic and stylish home in the historic Ingleside Terraces neighborhood. Ideally located and within walking distance to MUNI lines, Ocean Ave shops, restaurants, yoga studio, coffee shops and close to West Portal, Stern Grove and 280/101 access.This expansive home has...
Single-Family Home
$2,495,000 | 4, 2
MLS# 493928
Warmth, substance & innovation characterize this 1925 classic: handsome architectural heritage, enviable floorplan & stunning gardens, on one of the loveliest streets in The Terraces. True California style: expansive great room & fireplace are the heart of this home open...
Single-Family Home
$2,750,000 | 5, 4
MLS# 491735
The charming arts and crafts facade of this home disguises the modern luxury that awaits beyond its entry. Three levels of quality finishes and thoughtful design fill the property with superior function and flow. Southern views and ample outdoor spaces...

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).  

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