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
$1,400,500 | 3, 1
MLS# 506964
This property speaks to the San Francisco tradition!!!! The location is a HUGE plus. Beautiful quaint property with easy access to interstate 280. Near San Francisco State and Stonestown Mall. Many amenities with this property, central air, bonus space for...
Single-Family Home
$1,498,000 | 4, 4
MLS# 504518
Built in 2006, this beautiful semi-detached 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with outdoor space is in walking distance to SF State U, Stonestown Galleria, Merced Library, Trader Joe's, Stern Grove, West Portal, City College, Whole Foods and Merced Hts Playground....
Single-Family Home
$699,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 500609
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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