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
    $2,689,000 | 5, 5, 2
    MLS# 422647100
    Magnificent storybook corner residence in prestigious/historic Ingleside Terraces of San Francisco: 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, open space living/dining/kitchen, home office, exercise room, laundry room, 1-car garage, 1-car driveway; Venetian plaster walls, white oak wood floors, crown/base moldings; abundant natural lights;...
    Single Family Home
    $1,999,000 | 4, 3, 2
    MLS# 422657566
    This beautiful home located at the Prestigious Ingleside Terrace 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. Remodeled eat-in kitchen with...
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    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

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    Single Family Home
    $2,550,000 | 5, 4, 2
    MLS# 422643584
    City Approved Plans for a 3311 Square Foot home with 5 bdrms, FLR, FDR, Ent. Rm, Media Rm, Office, Mudroom, Lndry rm. Elevator, Wine Cellar, 4 FULL BA. 2 1/2 BA.2 car tandem garage. Finished: framing, warm board 1st floor,...
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    Single Family Home
    $2,410,000 | 3, 1, 1
    MLS# 422635463
    Elegant Mediterranean 3BR, 1.5BA detached home sits on a lovely oversized lot and awaits its new owner. The living and dining room are showcased with large windows, decorative coved ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, a stone fireplace and stunning light...
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    Single Family Home
    $1,703,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 422631561
    Fully detached storybook home in the highly desired Ingleside Terrace neighborhood. Filled with original charm this 2 bedroom, 1 bath gem features an elegant living room with coved ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, expansive front windows that flood the room...
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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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