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 Residence
$895,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 421537433
Welcome to 426 Victoria Street. It is a semi-detached property. This home offers 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. There is a nice living room area. Dining area adjacent to kitchen. Kitchen leads to spacious backyard. Garage offers room for tandem...
Single Family Residence
$1,899 | 1, 1
MLS# 421534469
Spacious fully furnished in law for traveling jobs for 6 months or more. One bedroom with closet, living room, dining/family room facing landscaped back yard, kitchenette, one bath, share washer and dryer, share nice and beautiful yard. Close to SFSU,...
Single Family Residence
$5,000 | 5, 2
MLS# 421534531
Large 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom home on a great block with nice backyard and views! Living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen, full bathroom, and 2 large bedrooms with decks and views are on the main level. The street level has...
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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.