OMI is a group of residential neighborhoods in the southern part of the city: Oceanview, Merced Heights, and Ingleside Terrace. The area has a suburban feel with plenty of detached single-family homes. Beware Karl the Fog in the summer months. It gets chilly and foggy here.
We polled real moms who live there to find out what makes this neighborhood a good fit for their family. Want to get the scoop directly from the experts? Join our Neighborhood Facebook groups or reach out to a realtor at Neighborhoods.com.
Why Moms Love It
Views of the ocean, a quiet suburban feel, detached single family homes, convenient shopping and restaurants at Stonestown Galleria and on Ocean Avenue (including a Target and Whole Foods!), and relatively low housing costs make this area a nice place to raise a family. Plus, more and more free seasonal events continue to be offered around the community. is growing with free seasonal events
Local Family Favorites
Childcare and Schools
Here’s the thing about childcare and schooling: Your personal situation will determine the right fit for you, and, while there are plenty of options in this neighborhood, your best bet is to check out Winnie.com for an interactive map and comprehensive list of daycares and preschools across the city.
Likewise, for K-12 schools, we can’t tell you whether the schools here are “good” or not because a good school is based on so many other factors besides test scores. Check out our Tips for Moving to San Francisco with Kids for more help navigating childcare and schooling and a local mom’s take on raising a family in San Francisco.
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