Mission Terrace is one of the southernmost neighborhoods in San Francisco, with its eastern border lining up along the expansive Excelsior district and to its south, the Outer Mission.
Its natural topography makes it one of the sunniest areas in San Francisco. And while it is at the furthest stretch of land in the city, its location allows residents to travel to every corner of the city with ease, thanks to the Balboa Park Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in its southwestern corner, the Glen Park BART station just to the north, and its entire western border lined by I-280
Balboa Park itself is a sprawling outdoor green space tucked into its western border. This large park includes an indoor pool, four baseball fields, a soccer stadium, tennis courts, a picnic area, and boasts a sand playground with climbing structures.
Although primarily a residential district, the long Mission Street stretch at its eastern border adds a touch of city life to the neighborhood with boutique stores, restaurants, grocers, bars, and a handful of mom-and-pop essential markets. And while it is on the outskirts of the city, the charm of Mission Terrace is that it shares the same vibe as neighborhoods closer to the city’s core.
Determined to maintain a suburban identity, residents of Mission Terrace often thrive together in unity through activities such as the Bridge Garden project, striving to enhance the aesthetics of the neighborhood including personal home appearance and shared public spaces.
Amenities abound in Mission Terrace from big city benefits to suburban living and outdoor adventure, making it a magnetic neighborhood for potential residents.