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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$681,554
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,612
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,907
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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My husband and I lived in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, CA for almost 10 years, and we loved it! The best thing about Willow Glen is it's small town feel. We had the opportunity to get to know and become good friends with many of our neighbors. During our stay in Willow Glen, many small businesses openned and thrived in the Downtown area, which was wonderful to see! My husband and I also loved the the fact that Willow Glen is a very dog-friendly neighborhood! We were able to take our dog to many stores and restaurants, and it seemed that every neighbor welcomed her with open arms! Now, the only reason why I do not give Willow Glen a "best" rating is because the crime in the area is starting to increase, which is such a shame! But, overall, I would have to say that Willow Glen is definitely a neighborhood that I am going to miss!
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Willow Glen is a quiet neighborhood in SJ. Quiet because if you're not involved in the community, there's not much for you to do. If you have kids, WG is a nice place to live. However, Willow Glen lacks diversity and there's a huge socioeconomic gap that can be seen in its schools and layout. Some homes are really nice, but there's just that part of town that's not very nice at all. All the kids are caucasian or hispanic, but all white at the end of the day. Minorities are mocked and discrimination is constant. Otther than that though, it's a beautiful, albeit expensive, place to live. (Very secular)

Lots of crime has been popping up lately. Teachers fired for molestation accusations, liquor store robberies at gun point, and a family was murdered in front of a young boy. Take from that what you will.
Mostly great things to say. I have lived here for 4 years and I can see the charm of Willow Glen everywhere I look. Downtown is charming, the Holiday lights are charming, the summer events are charming. It's a little Oasis inside the big Urban sprawl of San Jose.