Excelsior is a small, often overlooked neighborhood in San Francisco. It's named for the Latin translation of "ever upward" — appropriate given Excelsior's sunny new outlook in the housing market.
In 2017, real-estate site Redfin nombró a Excelsior como el segundo vecindario más caliente de San Francisco, based the ranking on increases in internet traffic to listings there. Excelsior homes typically sell in 19 days at 111% of the listing price. The median sales price was $890,000.
But with the median home sales price topping $1.5 million in San Francisco, prospective homebuyers are giving Excelsior — an enclave for the working class — a second glance.