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
$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...
Single-Family Home
$1,895,000 | 4, 4
MLS# 491706
This extensively remodeled fully detached home sits on a 52 foot wide spacious lot. Renovated in 2016, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a media room, an open flexible floor plan and wide plank oak flooring throughout. The gourmet kitchen impresses...
Single-Family Home
$1,995,000 | 4, 4
MLS# 488691
This extensively remodeled fully detached home sits on a large lot that is 40 feet wide. Renovated in 2016 this 4 bedroom / 4.5 bathroom home has an open floor plan and a large backyard for entertaining. This home is...
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Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

Single-Family Home
$2,065,000 | 5, 2
MLS# 490351
This classic Spanish Mediterranean home in the historic Ingleside Terraces neighborhood sits high on an expansive lot overlooking the old horse race track now known as Urbano Drive. This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths on the main...
Single-Family Home
$2,595,000 | 4, 3
MLS# 488213
Traditional Ingleside Terraces home offers open and gracious floor plan, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, stunning grand scale family room, private garden, separate detached garage. Conveniently located close to major freeway access, Metro line, Ocean Avenue Whole Foods,...
Single-Family Home
$1,336,900 | 4, 1
MLS# 487578
This stylistic home is located in a pleasant neighborhood along a row of other homes unique to this area with plenty of sidewalk space and even a cable car that runs along Ocean Avenue. The winding roads and hills offer...
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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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