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Ingleside Terraces is a small residential neighborhood in the southwest part of San Francisco. The neighborhood was beautifully designed in the early 1900s and contains curved streets that follow the contours of the hills. Many of the neighborhood’s homes were constructed in the Craftsman style, a style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century which emphasizes simplicity, peacefulness, and hand-crafted details.
Residents are proud of the neighborhood’s rich history. The site originally held a racetrack built in 1895. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the racetrack owner donated the site to the city to use as a refugee camp. Several years later, a new owner constructed a luxury housing development there, opening it as Ingleside Terraces in 1913. Urbano Drive, in the heart of the neighborhood, traces the path of the old racetrack.
The most striking feature of the neighborhood is the giant sundial inside the oval formed by Urbano Drive. Some say it is the largest sundial in the world. Neighbors meet for picnics and Christmas caroling in the park surrounding the dial.
The neighborhood is affluent, with an average household income nearly twice that of the city as a whole. The percentage of households containing married couples is also almost twice as high as that in the city overall.
Ingleside Terraces is near San Francisco State University, the Stonestown Galleria mall, Stern Grove, and the San Francisco Zoo. The borders are Ocean Avenue on the north, Ashton Avenue on the east, Holloway Avenue on the south, and Junipero Serra Boulevard on the west.
The K-Ingleside Muni Metro line provides a quick trip downtown.