While the name ‘Outer Mission’ suggests that it borders the Mission neighborhood, these two spots are actually divided by Bernal Heights. The Outer Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods are often grouped together because they sit next to each other on the southern border of San Francisco.
While it’s not known for its flashy homes, high-end shopping, or fine dining, it offers plenty for children (although the schools are not known as the best in the city), both neighborhoods curve around the city’s second largest park, and the weather here is some of the best San Francisco has to offer.
It is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco, and is bursting with families. As in the Mission, colorful murals can be found around the neighborhoods. Casual Mexican and Asian food spots dot the streets, along with diners, corner stores, and ethnic markets.
Public transportation here is also a little sparse, adding to the problem. The Balboa BART station lies to the east of Outer Mission, and a few buses pass through. It is a great location for South Bay commutes, however.
Most residences in this neighborhood were built in the 1950s, and also include duplexes and apartments. Many of the homes were built with in-law quarters, which have filled with renters seeking affordable housing, and the streets can become congested with the cars from these additional residents.
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