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
    $2,260,000 | 4, 3
    MLS# 421576224
    WOW! Welcome to this move-in ready 4 bedrooms, 3 baths Ingleside Terrace house. It's sitting on a HUGE lot of 7762 SF, with many expansion potential. It has hardwood floors throughout the house, recently remodeled gourmet kitchen and bathrooms with...
    Single Family Residence
    $2,260,000 | 4, 3
    MLS# 421565972
    This beautiful Ingleside Terrace property features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, on a huge 7,762 sqft lot. Quiet set back from street. Formal entry with huge living room with fireplace. Hardwood floors throughout. Updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters. Spacious dining...
    Single Family Residence
    $1,095,000 | 3, 3
    MLS# 421564794
    A beautifully maintained 1923 Mediterranean style Ingleside gem with a blend of both classic and modern elements! This detached 3 bedroom 3 bath home is just steps from Ocean Avenue where essential businesses are located. The foyer, staircase, formal dining...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Residence
    $5,500 | 3, 2
    MLS# 421567828
    FOR LEASE This is a lovely large 3 bedroom home with 2 remodeled baths situated at the center of Ingleside Terraces right at the Historic Sundial Park on cul-de-sac There are newly refinished hardwood floors throughout, quality appliances and a...
    Single Family Residence
    $1,750,000 | 2, 1
    MLS# 421555209
    Rarely available, this charming Nantucket beach style home steps away from the elaborate style of Victorian architecture. It embraces a simple more casual design with its shingled exterior and welcoming porch. With circular corner bay windows, the interior is bright...
    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...

    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).