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
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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
$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...
Single-Family Home
$2,589,000 | 7, 6
MLS# 505705
This warm & nicely built Spanish-Mediterranean style home is nestled on the beautiful Ingleside Terraces neighborhood. It was extensively remodeled to the studs in 2017. The traditional elegance meets the modern living. Upper level has 3 bedrooms including 2 master...
Single-Family Home
$2,475,000 | 6, 4
MLS# 503789
Exceptional Fully Detached Ingleside Terrace Home! Situated on oversized lot, this beautiful home was fastidiously redesigned for relaxing & entertaining. Total 6BD/4BA/2,802 SQFT w/5,989 SQFT lot. Entering the home from a grand entrance, beautiful hardwood floor, recessed lighting & plenty...
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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
$2,495,000 | 4, 3
MLS# 500930
Let us tell you a story about the most perfect home! Located in the historic Ingleside Terraces neighborhood and set back perched on its own hill, this elegant 1920s two story home offers the ultimate serene San Francisco living experience....
Single-Family Home
$2,250,000 | 4, 3
MLS# 501978
This classic Spanish Revival home in the historic Ingleside Terraces neighborhood welcomes you with gracious proportions. Enter the spacious living room awash with natural light & wood burning fireplace that leads to a formal dining room. Enjoy morning coffee in...
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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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