Merced Heights is a small residential neighborhood that sits on the hillside between Ingleside Terrace and Ingleside Heights. The majority of homes here are single-family structures built during the 1940s and 1950s, many with great views. The neighborhood has a diverse population that includes families, young urban professionals, and students of San Francisco State University. Merced Heights offers plenty of outdoor adventure, including two public parks: Brooks Park, which features a playground, BBQ pits, a community garden, and sweeping views of the Pacific; and Merced Heights Playground, which is equipped with tennis and basketball courts, a grassy field, play structures and a rec center. Nearby Lake Merced boasts 614 acres of outdoor space ready for fishing, boating, jogging, biking, kite flying, and golfing at one of its three world-renowned courses.
For shopping and dining, Stonestown Galleria mall, home to major department stores and national retail chains, is just a mile away. Also within walking distance are the restaurants, coffee shops, and stores along Ocean Avenue and the shops at the Lakeshore Plaza area. Commuters benefit from nearby BART, light-rail, and bus lines that head downtown and to other parts of the city, and from easy access to Route 1 and I-280 leading south to Silicon Valley. ©2016 Maryann LoRusso