1) Street Names. You know you’re in the Excelsior neighborhood when you find yourself looking for houses at the intersection of Paris and France. Arranged in a grid system, the streets are named for countries and capitals. Street names haven’t kept up with modern geopolitical changes, which is why you’ll find a Persia street but no Iran. Thinking of a house in Peru? If you don’t want to leave the country, all you need to do is head to the Excelsior neighborhood.
2)McLaren Park. I’ve written elsewhere about the second largest park in San Francisco, and it truly does offer a wealth of recreation activities and opportunities. Regardless of whether you enjoy biking, hiking, jogging, tennis, swimming, golfing, or are just looking for a good children’s playground, you’ll find that houses in the Excelsior neighborhood are located within a convenient distance of this park.
3) It was good enough for Jerry Garcia! It’s true, one of the most famous houses in the Excelsior neighborhood was the childhood home to Â rock legend Jerry Garcia.Â It is located in the 100 block of Amazon Avenue. The ampitheatre in McLaren Park is named for the lead rocker of the Grateful Dead, and should you decide to call the Excelsior home, you’ll discover Jerry Day, a celebration of his life and music, taking place every August 1!