Excelsior/Portola/Visitacion Valley

Excelsior/Portola/Visitacion Valley

Inside Perspective

Ethnically diverse, the low-key Excelsior neighborhood boasts great weather and easy access to public transportation on Mission Street or via the Balboa Park Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station. Browse our selection of Excelsior homes for sale.

The neighborhood’s primary business district is Persia Triangle at the intersection of Ocean Avenue, Mission Street, and Persia Street. Produce markets, down-home diners, and ethnic restaurants abound. Goldilocks is famous for its edible portrait cakes and Filipino cuisine. Neighborhood stalwarts include Ty Sandwich, Taqueria Guadalajara, Hilda’s Mart & Bake Shop, and Hawaiian Drive Inn #28.

John McLaren Park offers a peaceful oasis that includes a nine-hole golf course, a lake, tennis courts, and 700-seat Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Those who trek its trails will find rolling hills, meadows, and spectacular vistas.