The Excelsior District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. The Excelsior District is located along Mission Street, east of San Jose Ave, south of Interstate 280 Southern Fwy, west of John McLaren Park, and somewhat north of Geneva Avenue.
Neighborhoods within the Excelsior District include the Excelsior Neighborhood itself, Mission Terrace, Outer Mission neighborhood & Crocker Amazon.
In January 2020, SF Heritage Foundation, initiated a new program, "Heritage in the Neighborhoods" focusing on the Heritage in the Excelsior District. SF Heritage is partnering with Excelsior Action Group and the SF Victorian Alliance to jointly identify historic buildings, public artwork, or legacy businesses to raise their profile and significance to avoid losing these gems.
Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo was later referred to on municipal maps as Southern San Francisco, not to be confused with the town of South San Francisco. The Southern San Francisco neighborhood included everything south and center, as well as the eastern bend of Mission Street and the District. The neighborhood stretches all the way to the county line. As the southern part of San Francisco evolved through time, the city established major neighborhoods and districts within the area, which were given names that appeared on official maps.
Bernal Heights, Ingleside, The Excelsior District, Visitacion Valley, and The Bay View District are among them. The Excelsior District was further developed as the city progressed, and it was divided into even smaller sub-neighborhoods useful for Real Estate. The Excelsior area, Mission Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Cayuga, and the Outer Mission neighborhood are just a few of the given names. Despite this subdivision into smaller sub-neighborhoods, the majority of these places are still referred to as the Excelsior District.
The Excelsior District, like the Mission District, was largely Italian, Irish, and Swiss in its early days. However, in the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, the Excelsior District, like the Mission District, became predominantly Latino. With the entrance of refugees from Central American wars and Mexican immigrants in the 1980s, the neighborhood became primarily Latino. The Excelsior District also boasts a substantial Filipino community. For the past two decades, the Excelsior District, as well as surrounding communities Ingleside, Ocean View, and Visitacion Valley, which were previously primarily African American, have turned predominantly Asian. Today, it is one of San Francisco's most ethnically diversified neighborhoods.
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By World War II, the Excelsior had become a well-known working-class neighborhood, complete with Italian delicatessens, a Jewish home for the elderly, two huge movie theaters, churches of all denominations, and ethnic enclaves such as Maltese and Ukrainian populations.
Living in Excelsior provides residents with an urban suburban mix vibe, and the majority of residents own their houses. There are numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in Excelsior. Excelsior is home to many young professionals, and the people who live there are generally liberal.
Many young professionals live in Excelsior and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Excelsior are above average.
The Excelsior District also has a sizable Filipino population. For the past two decades, the Excelsior District, as well as surrounding communities Ingleside, Ocean View, and Visitacion Valley, which were previously primarily African American, have turned predominantly Asian. Today, it is one of San Francisco's most ethnically diverse districts.
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