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.

Brooks Park is a community garden adjoining Merced Heights and Ingleside Heights
View of Merced Heights From Ingleside Terraces
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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.


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

Single-Family Home
$1,195,000 | 3, 3
MLS# 503638
Very special home in Merced Heights! This modern layout includes an open concept living / kitchen / dining. Three bedrooms on the main level, including a primary ensuite and separate full bath. Enjoy striking views from multiple rooms of the...
Single-Family Home
$895,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 500253
This fully detached, light-filled, tunnel entry, single family home is located in the desirable Merced Heights neighborhood. The main level consist two bedrooms, one bath, and a kitchen, dining and living room. The bathroom features a tub and separate shower...
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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