Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingD
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Willow Glen is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 72,281. 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 suburban mix 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.
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Willow Glen Reviews
This area is truly a welcoming community. If you are looking for the "friendly neighbor" feel, here you have it! People are constantly looking out for each other in person and on the site NextDoor. Whenever there is a safety concern or a personal need, people reach out and try to help. Need a graphing calculator for your high school student? Someone will most likely lend you one! See something sketchy going on? A neighbor will let people know to keep an eye out. The neighborhood feels very safe in most areas and times of the day and caters to all age groups. There are also great schools up to 12th grade. The only thing I would want to improve is the lack of diversity. Willow glen is predominantly made up of Caucasian middle to upper class families. That is not necessarily a bad thing, however a community with representation of more races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses would create a more educated community overall.
Downtown Willow Glen sports an array of restaurants, antique shops, and places to fix bikes and spend the afternoon painting sculptures. Overall a pretty safe neighborhood, within miles of local fire station and police department that is easy to access. Several public schools are accessible within 15 minutes. Commute isn't too constipated, even during rush hour. There are multiple smaller grocery stores and convenience stores around the neighborhood, even within walking or biking distance. Neighbors are generally friendly, many with children, and it's easy to get to know them. There are local events such as biking, barbeques, and volleyball tournaments at the parks. Parks and streets are clean. It's diverse and accessible to the Spanish-speaking population. Local students are generally respectful. Although there have been break-ins and it is quite expensive to live here, I've had an overall positive experience. I do think more street lights should be added, though.
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!