6.7 out of 10

Ocean Ave, Mission Terrace

Ranked 1st best street in Mission Terrace
37.723355781478 -122.44113332538
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
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Reviews

3/5
2yrs+

"Relatively quiet for a big street"

The part of Ocean Avenue that is past 19th Avenue and into Ingleside is lined with mostly stores and restaurants. People range from children to the elderly. Students visit this street to buy lunch, get snacks, or just to hang out with friends. Elderly come out to take a walk or to complete their trip to the grocery store. The K Metro line is the main bus line that travels along Ocean. Ocean is relatively quiet for a big street; perhaps like another big street located in the Sunset District, Taraval Street. Ocean is an even sloped street and runs from Sunset Blvd to Mission Street. Chinese restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries are a majority of the stores that are present on Ocean. Some well-known convenient stores open there as well. Some include Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Quickly and McDonalds. Of course, there are always exceptions. Besides food, there are some small clothing stores that sell clothes that range from formal wear to casual everyday wear.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"a busy street with access to many stores and services"

Ocean Ave. runs from the Ingleside District to the Excelsior District. It has access to many muni buses and the K muni line. It has many stores from a comic book store to a popular street wear store, Bay Fitted. It also runs by schools like Aptos and Denman. A safe street in the day time but sometimes not too safe at night. There is a very popular hobby shop called Franciscan hobbies on Ocean Ave. It also runs by the Balboa BART station. It runs by Balboa Park as well. This park contains a public pool, a soccer field, four baseball diamonds and a playground. This street contains a variety of stores and services you might need.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"good for residents"

this is a pretty safe and sound street with a buch of liquor stores and a couple of cafes an d a restaurant here and there with a giant park 2 high schools and a elementary school and a bart station not to forget the almighty city college i would say if you don't live here there nothing special not exactly a tourist spot in the middle of mission bay view areas very safe but there are areas that arnt to safe to be in but if you live here its a great neighborhood over all a great place to liuve but a lame place to be.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Conveniently Located Street"

Ocean Avenue runs from around the Sunset District (Junipero Serra) all the way to Mission Street. It is conveniently located and easily accessible. Along Ocean Avenue there is access to freeway 280. There are also many schools located near or along Ocean Avenue such as Lowell High School, Aptos Middle School, City College of San Francisco, Balboa High School and Lick Wilmerding.
It is a very convenient areas for families, especially with kids to live in. There are stores and eateries on most blocks. There are also pharmacies, gas stations, fitness centers, nail salons, and many more places. It is truly perfect for anyone who enjoys walking. It is also a perfect area to live in if you do not drive. Multiple MUNI buses pass by Ocean Avenue, such as the 49, the K train, and the 43. These means of transportation also provide quick arrival to other surrounding neighborhoods and even downtown.
During the afternoon and the mornings Ocean Avenue gets very crowded with pedestrians and also automobiles. It is sometimes a little hectic during these times, but other than that it is generally pleasant.
There are conveniently houses located all along the streets that cross Ocean, some nicer than others though. Some houses are nicer than others, but it is a mixed neighborhood. It is a safe place to live or visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5
2yrs+

"kind of meh really"

There really isn't much here. I mean there's gas stations and convenience stores and whatnot with the usual generic trappings of suburbia, but that's about it. There's nothing particularly special about it apart from the deceptive name. Driving past I was certain it would take me to the Pacific, but it didn't. It didn't really go anywhere, it was just a place.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Not the Hottest Street Around"

I visit Ocean Avenue regularly, but I don't really enjoy the vibe. The only reason I go there is because there are a few places, such as car repair garages and drug stores, that I like on the street, but if I didn't have to go, I wouldn't. It's not my kind of place. It's kind of scuzzy - a kid was shot there a few days ago, actually. I know this kind of thing can happen anywhere, but I got to tell 'ya...it's not pretty here.
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Busy street with muni train connections and lots of stores!"

Ocean Avenue begins on the west end of 19th Avenue and runs all the way into Mission Street. Despite its name, Ocean Avenue does not connect with the Pacific Ocean. The “M” Muni train crosses Ocean Avenue at 19th Avenue. However, Ocean Avenue is most famous for its “K” train that starts at Junipero Serra Boulevard (2 blocks from 19th Avenue) and ends at the Muni station (Balboa Station) towards the end of Ocean Avenue.

The street is constantly busy with Muni trains, buses, and cars going up and down Ocean. There is an entrance and exit to highway 280 on Ocean Avenue. The street is filled with stores. There are numerous convenience stores, gas stations, and eateries. A Walgreens and 24 Hour Fitness are conveniently located right on Ocean Avenue. There are numerous schools along Ocean from Aptos Middle School to Balboa High School to City College of San Francisco.

Although housing on actual Ocean Avenue is relatively rare, there are hundreds of houses right off of Ocean Avenue. The houses on the South side of Ocean tend to be smaller and cheaper (Ingleside District). However, the housing on the North side of Ocean tend to get bigger and bigger.

I highly recommend housing near Ocean Avenue for families and singles. It might not be ideal for a retired couple or single though.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to City College"

This street close to public transportation, groceries, restaurants, gas station and City College, you can walk to the Balboa Bart Station, or even take the MUNI M line to downtown San Francisco. The street is pretty clean and well maintained, I used to live in this neighborhood for 4 years. Stop sign mostly every block it help the pedestrian to walk and cross the street. Restaurants along the street or small groceries, the parking is pretty easy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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