• Local Expert 64 points
  • Review 1
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 2
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Fantastic community"

The Excelsior hales from a history of farmlands that supplied the city for generations. Now this gem of a neighborhood is being discovered all over again. It is a mix of professionals, multiple generation native San Franciscans, families, artists, and people who built this city with their bare hands.

This quiet enclave boasts million dollar views tucked into the hillside. Victorians, Edwardians, and row homes dot the landscape with some deals to be had for the right price. From the bustling Latinx markets on Mission to the well kept trails in John McClaren park (larger than Golden Gate Park and honors its famous native Jerry Garcia with a fantastic amphitheater). It is a wonderful place to raise a family in the roomy houses or just get away from it all. There is easy access to commuting all over the city with its access to 280, BART, and ample bus routes.

People are friendly if you make the effort and say hello. The neighbors commonly show pride in the neighborhood and decorate for Christmas. You may even see them regaling each other with Christmas carols. As with any big city, some blocks are better than others and caution should be used around the grittier parts along Mission. Truly a great neighborhood with something for everyone!
  • Great access to parks
  • Family friendly
  • Easy access transit
  • Good Location
  • Relatively Safe
  • Old school neighborhood feel
  • The broken record (bar)
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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