The Excelsior is one of those neighborhoods that’s benefitting from an influx of first-time home buyers who are drawn to the area due to its more affordable real estate prices. I have a listing at 282 Moscow that went into contract very quickly—a 2BR/1BA with a bonus room priced at $425,000. Past clients of mine have also decided to buy in the Excelsior because they could get a house instead of a condo.
But the neighborhood could use more restaurants and shops. Yes, there’s Joe’s Cable Car for burgers, and some good corner produce stands. However, I’m thrilled to see that Henry’s Hunan opened its sixth restaurant this past week at 4753 Mission, a block or so south of Ocean Avenue. This Henry’s has room for 80-90 seats, as well as a full bar. Stop in if you’re in the neighborhood, and let’s hope Henry’s future success attracts even more commerce to this promising stretch of Mission.