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.

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

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    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Single-Family Home
    $1,998,000 | 3, 2
    MLS# 509875
    Classic Mediterranean Home in the historic Ingleside Terraces neighborhood. All on one level are the formal living and dining rooms, grand in size, and 3 large bedrooms plus an atrium office space looking out to, and with direct access to,...
    Single-Family Home
    $1,870,000 | 3, 2
    MLS# 509215
    Rare opportunity for such huge 11,451 square foot lot in San Francisco!! Beautiful Victoria style single family home in Prestigious Ingleside Terraces neighborhood. Fully remolded home in 2017. Up to 350K Luxury upgrades. Walking distance to Ocean Ave, restaurants, Whole...
    Single-Family Home
    $2,749,000 | 5, 5
    MLS# 506276
    Take your SF Living to the next level with this exquisitely reimagined home. Spanning 3 levels, this one of a kind home features modern styling with the latest in smart home comfort. The main level features a gorgeous chef's kitchen...
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single-Family Home
    $2,195,000 | 5, 5
    MLS# 501373
    Prestigious Ingeleside Terraces updated home w/in walking distance to Ocean Ave. shops, cafes, restaurants, Whole Foods, Target, Philz Coffee. Desirable location. 1-mile walk to Balboa BART sta, or 2-min ride on Metro. Easy access to City College, frwys, 19th Ave....
    Single-Family Home
    $1,495,000 | 2, 1
    MLS# 506079
    This home is located in the historic Ingleside Terraces Neighborhood conveniently located near Stonestown Galleria with Trader Joes and soon to come Whole Foods! Also close to Ocean Avenue shopping and transportation. Easy access to 280/101 Freeway access and only...
    Single-Family Home
    $2,000,000 | 3, 2
    MLS# 503675
    Freestanding Dutch Colonial home flooded with natural light and situated on an oversized lot. Main level: spacious open living and dining room with fireplace, bright family room that opens directly to the kitchen, outfitted with granite counters, s/s appliances, two...
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    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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