Willow Glen

Willow Glen is located in West San Jose, with the zip code of 95125 and some of 95124.  It is situated around Lincoln Avenue.  Willow Glen was incorporated as a city in 1927.  In 1936 Willow Glen residents opted to be annexed into San Jose in a close vote, in part to be able to tie into the San Jose sewer system and avoid having to finance a separate sewer system.

Although the boundaries for Willow Glen are not documented consistently, for real estate purposes, the boundaries are generally along Interstate 280 on the north side, Highway 87 and Almaden Expressway on the west side, Foxworthy Avenue on the south side, and Leigh Avenue and Southwest Expressway on the east side.

The downtown area is on Lincoln Avenue between Coe and Minnesota Avenue.  Downtown Willow Glen has a lot of character and has retained a small town feel.  Most of the businesses in this area are locally owned and operated.  Willow Glen is actually home to the two of the only remaining independent bookstores in the San Jose area.  During the Christmas season, the residents of Willow Glen gather downtown every year for their annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  Lincoln Avenue is decorated and lined with lights.

Willow Glen neighborhoods are lined with trees and the homes are of mostly cottage style Victorian and Spanish style homes.  It has a very small old town feel to it, which has made it one of the more desirable communities in San Jose.  Many residents have moved from other parts of San Jose to live in Willow Glen.

Willow Glen is considered a middle to upper middle class neighborhood.  It has traditionally been home to older families but in recent years it has changed and many families with younger children are moving in because they want raise families in an area with a small town feel.  It is a multi-cultural area and approximately 46,000 people call Willow Glen home.

Willow Glen has local newspapers that are published weekly:
The Willow Glen TimesWillow Glen Resident.

Local Schools

Elementary Schools  –  San Jose Unified School District (K-5)
Booksin Elementary School
Galarza Elementary School
Gardner Elementary School
Hammer Montessori at Galarza
River Glen Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Willow Glen Elementary

Middle Schools
Willow Glen Middle School

High Schools
Willow Glen High School

Colleges
Evergreen Valley Community College
DeAnza Community College
San Jose City College
San Jose State University

Local Golf Courses:
Almaden is home to Cinnabar Hills Gold Club. Some other local golf courses include:

Home Values
Homes in Willow Glen vary from townhomes to custom built homes.  The prices range from $600K – $2M.

Shopping
Downtown Willow Glen which is on Lincoln Avenue.  Oakridge Mall is located on Blossom Hill Road, just on the Willow Glen/Almaden border.  Located in the same area are also several small shopping area’s.

Parks & Recreation:

Sports Teams:

Hockey
San Jose Sharks

Baseball
San Francisco Giants
Oakland A’s

Football
San Francisco 49er’s
Oakland Raiders

Basketball
Golden State Warriors

Soccer
Real San Jose

Arena Football
San Jose Saber Cats

Local Weather

City of San Jose

City of San Jose, CA Population

San Jose Crime Reports