Willow Glen Homes for Sale
Willow Glen is a neighborhood in South San Jose California that sits just south of Interstate 280, north of Hillsdale Avenue, between Highway 17 and Highway 87. It was formally its own municipality but the community was annexed by San Jose back in 1936 however, it still remains relatively independent with the suburban, residential feel. The neighborhoods feature walkable, tree-lined streets, unique architecture, specialty shops and boutiques, and independent businesses. Read on below to learn more about Willow Glen.
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More about Willow Glen
Willow Glen is home to about 73,000 residents and has a unique historic downtown area on Lincoln Avenue between Willow Street and Minnesota Avenue. This is a well-known destination for locals and surrounding communities alike with a variety of shops and restaurants. The homes tend to experience high property valuation and is considered one of the more desirable residential neighborhoods in San Jose. Willow Glen has been rated as #5 of the best neighborhoods to live in San Jose and receives an overall rating of A for schools, families, diversity, and nightlife.
Willow Glen was originally an unincorporated community of San Jose when it got its start back in the mid-1800s. By the 1860s, the small neighborhood started its own school and until 1920s, operated as an independent city. But, in the 1930s, the shortage of sewerage systems in Willow Glen became a problem and eventually opted to annex with San Jose and linked to their sewage system. However, it still gets its name from the marshy wet area between Guadalupe River and Los Gatos Creek, which has plenty of vegetation like willows and cattails.
Willow Glen Homes
Not only is this a popular residential community but it's architecture is unique as well. Most neighborhoods are exclusively composed of custom or semi-custom homes with a wide range of styles from tutor to mission, craftsman and Colonial, Victorian, neoclassical, and Spanish eclectic. Many of the smaller houses have been replaced with larger houses over the years and home prices start at about $800,000 up to approximately $4 million. Currently, the median home value is about $491,000 with the median rent of $2030. Those renting and those buying are split down the middle. 51% of residents of Willow Glen rent and 49% own their own homes.
Residents of Willow Glen are part of the San Jose Unified School District and most students attend the Brooksin or the Castlemont elementary school, the Willow Glen middle school, and the Willow Glen high school. The Monroe school, Delmar high school, San Jose Christian school, and Heritage Academy are also options for those in Willow Glen.
Things to Do
Even if you choose not to live in Willow Glen, there are dozens of things to do year-round drawing in residents from all over the San Jose area. The community features an annual street party in the summer called Dancin' on the Avenue. Their founder's day occurs in September celebrating the rich history and culture of the area. And you won't want to miss the Christmas tree lights in Willow Glen each year where people, residents and businesses go all out with significant decorations.
This area is super popular with all San Jose residents because there are a ton of dining options! You've got The Table (pictured), Black Sheep Brasserie, and Aqui just to name a few! If you're looking for some great dining options, Willow Glen is the place to be.
Check out one of my favorites of Willow Glen -Check out Ike's Sandwiches at the Plant Shopping Center.
For more information about this fantastic San Jose neighborhood browse available listings above or simply contact my office at any time. I'd love to show you around Willow Glen and give you a good idea of what it's like to live here.
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Images by By Don DeBold from San Jose, CA, USA - Walking around Willow Glen, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68140826