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
San Francisco State University

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
$849,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 491903
Welcome to 233 Shields street - a little Art Deco gem in Merced Heights neighborhood. Beautiful re-finished parquet and hardwood floor throughout with inviting fireplace and 1940's period details will immediately capture your attention upon entering the home. Freshly painted...
Single-Family Home
$1,295,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 492214
Welcome to 321 Vernon a Mid-Century design on 2 levels of living space with views to the ocean and beyond. 1st time on the market on over 30 years, this home has been well maintained and preserved. Hardwood floors, picture...
Single-Family Home
$1,199,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 491068
Beautifully well maintained marina style home in Merced Heights. Conveniently located near San Francisco State University, Stonestown Galleria, West Lake shopping center, Lake Merced Park, Ocean Avenue stores and restaurants. Two Blocks from freeway access and public transportation. Main level...
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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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