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
$995,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 483402
Built in 1958, this delightful home is perched high atop Merced Heights offering breath-taking Pacific Ocean views to the west and Mount Davidson to the north. The English entry takes you up to a bright living room with a big...
Single-Family Home
$1,195,000 | 4, 2
MLS# 482986
Well-preserved charming home with modern open floor plan in the Merced Heights. Main level enjoys updated kitchen with newer stainless appliances that flows into the open dining room and bright living room with wood-burning fireplace. The recently remodeled bath blends...
Single-Family Home
$1,298,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 481068
Views, views, VIEWS of Pt Reyes, Mt Tam, Marin Headlands Mt Diablo from this charming newly renovated 3BD/2BA 3 story Merced Hts home. New large outdoor deck to enjoy the views. Top floor is the main living area and features...
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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.