McLaren Park, one of the city's largest, forms the connection between these three adjacent neighborhoods. Excelsior borders the park on the east, Visitacion Valley is due south and Portola District lies to the north. The area claims a strong Italian influence in its roots, and today's population reflects a pleasing diversity of income levels and cultural backgrounds. Many of the homes are at least 50 years old. Single-family construction of stucco and wood frame over a one or two-car garage is the most common style. Many of the streets in both neighborhoods are lined with attractive and very well-maintained homes that have been remodeled to include a small rental addition. Mission Street serves as a commercial district. Residents who enjoy golfing can step outside their back door to the course in McLaren Park.