The Excelsior

Notable names: Jerry Garcia, Joe Cronin and coulda’ been a contender Pat Valentino. Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were killed by Dan White, the City Supervisor representing the area at the time. The times, they change.

McLaren Park is your enormous public forest/park to the northeast while to the southeast the Crocker Amazon playground offers more sporting fields and playgrounds than you can count on one hand.

Streets named for world capitals bisect streets named after countries, offering an insight into the evolution and omission of place names. Streets named China, India, and Japan became Excelsior, Peru, and Avalon after the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Some things stay the same?

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    John McLaren Park Playground
    Purple Playground Amazon Crocker Park
    Athens Avalon Greenspace & Tiled Steps

    Excelsior Neighborhood Vibe

    The Excelsior was mapped like many of the city’s southern neighborhoods in 1869, but didn’t have a population of note until displacement after the 1906 earthquake and fire rapidly accelerated neighborhood development. Mission Street is the commercial heart of the neighborhood and forms the western boundary of the neighborhood, while 280 bounds the north end of the neighborhood. I-280 increased the ambient noise level at the north end of the neighborhood, particularly when compared to homes that back up to Crocker Amazon playground or McLaren Park.


    Popular Excelsior Home Styles

    The Excelsior consists primarily of single-family homes with a garage on the ground floor and a living level above, built to the width of the lot which is typically 25 feet.


    Getting Around in The Excelsior

    The Excelsior is served by Muni bus lines, and homes on the north end of the neighborhood are about a 1/2 mile walk from the Glen Park BART station. The neighborhood offers easy access to I-280 at Ocean/Geneva. While you can certainly live in the Excelsior without a car, it’s a neighborhood that has traditionally been very car-dependent.


    Neighborhood Homes for Sale

    Single Family Home
    $974,900 | 3, 3, 1
    MLS# 422709016
    Charming Victorian decorated with ornate sidings and original details, perched atop a quiet street with skyline views of Downtown San Francisco. Boasting of a 10-foot-high ceilings and gabled ceiling on the top floor - this two-level main house features three-bedrooms...
    $1,250,000 | 6, 0, 1
    MLS# 422706987
    The building consists of one 4 bedroom/2 baths and One 2 bedroom/1 bath. Stable income. The property is sitting on a double lot, it has great potential of expansion for ADU or another duplex next door.
    Single Family Home
    $1,150,000 | 2, 1, 1
    MLS# 422697718
    Fabulous Excelsior District single family 2 bed home with spectacular views of Mt Davidson is available for the first time in more than 40 years! A perfect investment opportunity for contractors or homeowners that want to add value offering tremendous...

    Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

    Single Family Home
    $1,400,000 | 4, 2, 2
    MLS# 422698367
    Remodeled 4 bedroom house with the desirable layout of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on one level, a stunning kitchen, 2 car garage, spacious driveway and deep backyard. The main level features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with skylights, a large...
    Single Family Home
    $1,290,000 | 3, 2, 2
    MLS# 422697237
    Mid-Century-Modern. Hard to Find 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - all on Main level. First Time on the market since original constriction. Tremendous Expansion Potential with huge Garage/Basement. Move-in now and Expand over time. 2 Car Side by Side Parking....
    Single Family Home
    $1,300,000 | 2, 1, 2
    MLS# 422696377
    Here is the opportunity to have it all! Extensively remodeled view home filled with vintage charm and all the modern upgrades! This stylish home enjoys a grand living room with soaring ceilings and huge south facing picture windows showering the...