Merced Heights

A tiny neighborhood, just two blocks by 12 blocks in size. But pay attention to the “Heights” in the name — that altitude creates views for days. It’s strictly residential, with not even a corner store in the mix.

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Brooks Park is a community garden adjoining Merced Heights and Ingleside Heights
View of Merced Heights From Ingleside Terraces
San Francisco State University
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Merced Heights Neighborhood Vibe

It’s a sleepy area with tidy rows of single-family homes. Proximity to Stonestown Mall and the busy commercial area on Ocean Avenue provide nearby shopping opportunities, but within the 2×12 block boundaries of Merced Heights, the vibe is all residential.

 

Popular Merced Heights Home Styles

Think post-WWII single-family homes on 25’ wide lots, attached to their neighbors, with a pretty standard stucco facade. Variety in this area comes from paint colors and landscaping — yes, many of the homes have a front setback, allowing for a touch of greenery. Typical homes are modest in size with two to three bedrooms, a garage, and a nice size yard.

 

Getting Around in Merced Heights

Those who don’t mind walking a few blocks can access the M-Oceanview train on 19th Avenue or the K-Ingleside on Ocean Ave. Nearby bus lines include the 28, 29, and 54. Car commuters can hop on Junipero Serra for easy access to I-280 to the South Bay.

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Neighborhood Homes for Sale

Single-Family Home
$1,439,000 | 3, 3
MLS# 509276
Rare west-face Merced Heights- own, rent, both! Incredible vast SF city. Fantastic Pac Ocean / Bay views. Private cul-de-sac st. Mstly orig homeownrs! Newr marbl brkfast conter-top adjacnt dine rm, live rm w travrtin firepl. Hardwd flrs thruout. Kit- disposal,...
Single-Family Home
$849,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 509208
Merced Heights Opportunity! Sweeping view offer peace and tranquility as it is a stately corner home of Shields and Bright. As you entered the home, there is open space, natural sun filled and re-finished hardwood floors. A living room, dining...
Single-Family Home
$699,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 500608
Wonderful vacant fixer opportunity in San Francisco's prime Merced Heights residential neighborhood. Zoned RH-1, the lot opens to grand views of the City and the Ocean. Located conveniently within close proximity to major transit lines, Ocean Avenue with local shops,...
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More About Merced Heights

It’s a rare neighborhood in San Francisco that doesn’t contain even one corner store, but Merced Heights is one of them. A compact neighborhood, it measures two blocks by 12 blocks on the map, and while it’s park-adjacent (Brooks Park and the Merced Heights Playground are just across the street on Shields Street, the south boundary of the neighborhood), it’s a strictly residential area. Shopping is a stone’s throw away at Stonestown Mall or on Ocean Avenue.

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