A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
Population
72,043

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$681,554
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,612
National
$928
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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,907
National
$53,889
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Willow Glen Reviews

56 reviews
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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!
Review Willow Glen
Willow Glen has been a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in over the past 20 years. There are so many friendly faces with whom you can share block party celebrations, or a nice chat. The only downside of this neighborhood is the forever increasing cost of living and a recent rise in local crime.
Overall, I am very happy that I moved here in 2004. Before I lived here, I lived in Anaheim. Therefore, I am used to the rush hours and the very busy traffic. Life is very fast-paced here, but that's the way that I like it. San Jose is in the heart of the Silicon Valley, so we have the latest technology at our fingertips. We also have very up-to-date fashion and a very lively community. The social, ethical, and economic diversity in San Jose is enormous. Even though San Jose is a pretty urban city, I think my neighborhood of Willow Glen has a nice suburban feel to it, away from the city life.