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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Willow Glen is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 79,706. Willow Glen is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Willow Glen offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Willow Glen there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Willow Glen and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Willow Glen are above average.
About Willow Glen...
Population
79,706

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$802,249
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,647
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,852
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Willow Glen is one of the cutest, safest and most diverse neighborhoods in the San Jose area. The streets are lined with beautiful trees, there are safe parks for all ages within one mile or less of each other. The downtown is filled with diverse restaurants from Mexican to Japanese and Greek to American. There are classy breakfast diners, restaurant bars, vegan-friendly eateries, and stores. They have candle making, pottery painting and candy shops for the entire family to enjoy! Even beautiful hiking trails are only a short distance away! If you work in downtown San Jose or want to go there for a night out it is only a 5 to 10-minute drive away. Willow Glen is beautiful, safe, fun and waiting for you!
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Willow Glen has an amazing community that always looks out for one another. Going to high school here and being surrounded by lovely neighbors makes me feel safe. Lincoln Avenue is the best place to be after school, for dinner, even on a weekend because there is so much to do. I definitely recommend visiting even moving to Willow Glen!
The area is one of the safest parts of San Jose, filled with quaint homes and remodeled mansions on every street. The community is very friendly and loves to hold small festivals and marathons. My dad and I have subscriptions at Hijinxs comics. I've been part of the Center Stage Dance Company forever, surrounded by girls my age and older that I grew up with. My mom is great friends with moms from Booksin Elementary school and still keeps in touch. There's a lot of history and art in this little area and I'm glad to have grown up in it. The only thing that makes me sad is the rising prices of homes as many can't retire here.