Mission Terrace

Balboa Park BART. Single-family homeowners shuttling south to Silicon Valley or BARTing to downtown and points east. Balboa Park. An urban delight with an indoor swimming pool, outdoor ball fields, and a great playground. Ocean Avenue boutiques, grocery stores, restaurants, and more are a quick meander away.

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    Balboa Park Entrance

    Balboa Park Boxer Stadium

    CCSF Ocean Boulevard Campus


    Mission Terrace Neighborhood Vibe

    Bounded by Balboa Park to the west and Alemany Blvd. to the east, the area has long been popular with locals who do their best to keep it a quiet secret. Balboa Park BART, I-280, proximity to City College and the shops of Ocean Avenue are just a few of the reasons locals love Mission Terrace.


    Popular Mission Terrace Home Styles

    While Mission Terrace has some features of a “residential park,” it doesn’t feature the wide streets and lush greenery of its swankier neighbors to the north like St. Francis Wood or Forest Hill. While it’s an area of primarily single-family homes, there are a few smaller mid-rise condo buildings.


    Getting Around in Mission Terrace

    South and southeast SF neighborhoods aren’t usually known for great transit options, but Mission Terrace is very well served by bus lines, a BART station, and Muni light rail. Downtown commuters who desire single-family homes love the location. I-280 access to the South Bay is also quite convenient.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Single Family Home
    $1,199,000 | 3, 2, 0
    MLS# 422687178
    246 Cotter st is a lovely and well loved home built in 1920's and boasts 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths. The Living Room with its high ceilings and bright light pouring in exudes a warm welcome and leads into the spacious...
    Single Family Home
    $1,899,000 | 3, 4, 1
    MLS# 422707948
    One of the most sought-after Mission Terrace homes of the year! Remodeled meticulously to suit your modern life needs in amazing neighborhood. This Mediterranean style beauty truly stands out from the rest of homes on the same block, a home...
    Single Family Home
    $1,095,000 | 2, 1, 5
    MLS# 422707528
    Classic 1920's 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home located in Mission Terrace with great western light pouring into the Living Room and Dining Room with dramatic Mt. Davidson Views.. original details throughout. Hardwood floors, china cabinets, Gumwood moldings, tray ceilings and...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $1,250,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422703346
    Light filled single family home with great outdoor space. First time on the market in over 50 years. Room and bathroom down were added without the benefits of a permit and legality is unknown. Probate Sale under the Independent Administration...
    Single Family Home
    $1,410,000 | 2, 1, 2
    MLS# 422696289
    Stunning, spacious house with 2 bedrooms, sunroom, bonus suite down, 2 car garage and a big backyard nestled on a coveted block in Mission Terrace in between Glen Park and Balboa Park. With its recent updates, desirable layout, period details,...
    Single Family Home
    $2,070,000 | 4, 4, 1
    MLS# 422691634
    Spectacular top of the line remodeled Mission Terrace residence within walking distance to Glen Park Village and Bart. This large 4 bed 4 bath home has an open concept with stunning chef kitchen featuring a 48in Wolf range, built-in Sub-Zero...

    More About Mission Terrace

    Mission Terrace is bordered on the west and north sides by I-280, while Geneva defines the southern neighborhood boundary and Mission Street is the eastern neighborhood boundary. Balboa Park, and the Balboa Park BART and Muni light rail stations are all located along the eastern side of the neighborhood, making this a surprisingly transit-rich neighborhood.

    The bulk of Mission Terrace consists of single family homes on 25′ wide lots. Many of the homes are attached or semi-attached to the neighboring homes. While the neighborhood has some features of a “residential park” it doesn’t have the wide streets and lush greenery of neighborhoods like St. Francis Wood or Forest Hill. There are a few smaller condominium complexes in the neighborhood, as well as some smaller unit buildings that have been converted to condominiums.

    Corner stores and shops are sprinkled through the neighborhood. Ocean Ave. restaurants, grocery stores, and shops are within walking distance from much of the neighborhood.

    While southern neighborhoods aren’t generally known for great transit options, Mission Terrace is very well served by bus lines, a BART station, and a light rail Muni station. If you want a single family home and have a commute to downtown, Mission Terrace can be a great option. Freeway access to the South Bay is also quite convenient.