Ingleside Terrace

This suburb is home to several historical locations, including one of the world’s hidden treasures.

Welcome to Ingleside Terrace

A walkable, classic neighborhood with a ton of charm

The timeless neighborhood of Ingleside Terrace is in southern San Francisco. This suburb is home to several historical locations, including one of the world’s hidden treasures – an enormous sundial built in 1913. Ingleside Terrace is easily accessible from the city, making it an easy jaunt into big-city life for some extra amenities. Similarly, Ingleside Terrace sits close to the coast, where locals can enjoy Lake Merced Park, the beach, or the San Francisco Zoo. 

Residents of Ingleside Terrace enjoy various dining experiences, including a fantastic coffee shop and a retro-styled burger restaurant. The area is comfortably walkable, making it enjoyable to stroll through the historical sights. Be a part of the community’s annual garage sale and chat with neighbors while walking around town. Ocean Avenue sits on the edge of the neighborhood and is a popular spot where locals find shops, restaurants, and nail salons. 

What to Love

  • Near the beach, Lake Merced, and the San Francisco Zoo
  • Classic and charming neighborhood feel
  • Walkable neighborhood with historic beauty
  • Inglesids Terraces Sundial

Local Lifestyle

Ingleside Terrace is rich in history and charm. There are many hidden historical sights distinctive to the area. While the area has a vintage vibe, its location near the city provides modern styles. There is always something to see and enjoy in this timeless neighborhood, whether it is walking the loop of the 1800s racing track or enjoying a burger at the 1960s-themed restaurant.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The historic feel of Ingleside Terrace continues with its local dining locations. For breakfast, pop in at
Philz Coffee, where they serve breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and baked goods. Each cup of coffee at Philz Coffee is freshly ground and brewed individually to customer specifications. 

Founded in 1962, Beep’s Burgers is a retro-style drive-up for burgers, fries, and milkshakes. They have unique neon signs, ample parking, and high-quality ingredients to set the scene. Most importantly, they use Angus beef and fresh, local ingredients. If you want to dine at home, stop by Whole Foods for fresh ingredients and groceries. 

Nails by Lisa is a highly-rated nail salon along Ocean Avenue. Show off a uniquely designed manicure or pedicure after visiting the salon, and continue the day by enjoying a walk down Ocean Avenue, where there are additional restaurants and stores to peruse. 

Things to Do

Nature parks and activities surround Ingleside Terrace, but what makes the area unique are the historical locations hidden around town.
The Ingleside Terraces Sundial was built in 1913 and is one of the world’s largest sundials. The sundial's gnomon is 28 feet high and made of marble and concrete. The clock face is an impressive 34 feet in diameter. 

The Ingleside Racetrack originally opened in 1895. During its time, it was one of the most elegant and popular racing tracks in the area. However, the track closed in 1930, and Ingleside Terraces built the Urbano Circle, which lies atop the racing track's original loop. Today, locals can marvel at the sundial while enjoying a walk around the loop of the old 1800s track. 

The Ingleside Public Library has various collections, including books, CDs, and a small collection of Spanish and Russian materials that you can read inside or take outside to their outdoor patio. In June, many neighbors participate in the Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale organized by the Ingleside Terrace Homes Association. Get to know your neighbors as you wander the streets of the garage sale for some fantastic finds.


Ingleside Terrace is served by the
San Francisco Unified School District. Some of the phenomenal schools in the area include:

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