San Jose, CA

Willow Glen

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Buy:
$149K - $3.89M
For Sale on Trulia:
81 homes
Rent:
$1.65K - $8K
For Rent on Trulia:
141 homes
To Downtown San Jose:
15 minutes
55 Schools:
Rated 2/10 - 9/10

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What Locals Say

At least 508 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 94%
    There are sidewalks
  • 93%
    It's dog friendly
  • 79%
    There's holiday spirit
  • 77%
    Car is needed
  • 74%
    It's walkable to restaurants
  • 71%
    Yards are well-kept
  • 69%
    It's walkable to grocery stores
  • 69%
    Parking is easy
  • 67%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 64%
    It's quiet
  • 63%
    Kids play outside
  • 61%
    Streets are well-lit
  • 58%
    They plan to stay for at least 5 years
  • 46%
    Neighbors are friendly
  • 43%
    There are community events
  • 38%
    There's wildlife
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  • Trulia User
    "Parks nearby. Clean and safe environment for family life. It is a convenient location where you can drive to highway 280 or take public transportation to San Jose city center"
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  • Trulia User
    "I am only a 3 minute drive from work, so it is extremely convenient for me. I also prefer to walk most of the time and I can get to work, grocery stores, my pharmacy, medical professionals, and many more within an hour of walking. I feel save enough to walk on my own as well, but I would still need a dog while walking at night. My neighbors are amazing and I love the community."
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  • Trulia User
    "We have an annual summer street party, and holiday tree decorating for Christmas. This is a lovely place to live."
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  • Trulia User
    "We’ve been here over two years and love it very much. It feels safe and neighborly. We especially love Halloween and checking out everyone’s displays."
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  • Trulia User
    "access to freeway is quick, not a lot of congestion that I've had to deal with so far in both directions."
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  • Trulia User
    "Great place to raise kids. Tree lined streets. Main a street with great restaurants. Block parties, good schools."
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  • Trulia User
    "Lots of sidewalks for long walks. Not a lot of walking-distance parks, though. But lots of dogs in the neighborhood, regardless!"
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  • Trulia User
    "I live here for four years and I love my neighborhood, schools are close and stores and public transportations"
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  • Trulia User
    "Dogs are welcome everywhere I go in Willow Glen. Owners are respectful, and all of the dogs I encounter are well behaved."
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  • Trulia User
    "Villa Cortona is super close to VTA and bus stops, as well as the 87 freeway, so there are lots of commuting options. Traffic and commute times vary greatly."
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  • Trulia User
    "We have a park where people take their dogs though dogs are not allow due to the school. People do what they want"
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  • Trulia User
    "Very child friendly. Nice neighbors. Parks are close by. Lots of kids between 8 - 14 years of age. "
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  • Trulia User
    "The Villa Cortona subset of Willow Glen doesn't have any close by (easily walkable) parks for dogs, but there's a trail that runs alongside 87 that's good for walks/jogs."
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  • Trulia User
    "Mature and well maintained neighborhood, Friendly, great “Main Street” with plenty to enjoy, close to everything in the South Bay."
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  • Trulia User
    "The greatest of this area is the people. these people are awesome and it is great to live here. I plan not to leave"
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  • Trulia User
    "the area very safe for to live but it very expensive for the rent convenient for restaurants and school "
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  • Trulia User
    "Nice older great community Friendly kid friendly dog friendly small a town cute shops locals Quiet "
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  • Trulia User
    "Best neighborhood in San Jose and in the center of town. What else can I say?? Lots of trees and good parks."
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  • Trulia User
    "The trees in front of the houses every Christmas. Clean-up days and Halloween’s and pretty much any other Holiday."
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  • Trulia User
    "friendly community. mature streets with decent trees in most neighborhoods but not others. close to downtown and highway access. poor public transit options. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Potlucks, dinner parties, communal Halloween trick or treating, dog owner get togethers, start of summer parties"
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  • Trulia User
    "Life is good in Willow Glen! Great schools, rich community and neighborhoods, great downtown atmosphere."
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  • Trulia User
    "I live in Cambrian. Excellent schools with tons of parent involvement. Neighborhood pools bring the community together. Great place to raise children. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Neighborhood holiday spirit, the cable cars go through the neighborhoods around Christmas time. I feel safe walking my dog around the well lit neighborhoods. "
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  • Trulia User
    "A very dog friendly neighborhood however not everyone puts their dog on a leash. The downtown area restaurants are also dog friendly "
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  • Trulia User
    "I wouldn’t know because I’m not a parent, but I have two fur babies and I’d say make sure you have them on a leash. People can drive way too fast and obliviously here."
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  • Trulia User
    "Halloween is spectacular! Everyone decorates! Christmas is incomparable!!!! Lincoln Ave is completely closed for neighborhood events at least 3x a year. People sit on their front patios and talk to the neighbors who are walking downtown. Great place to live!!"
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  • Trulia User
    "During halloween, there’s a lot going on. There are also lovely decorations during Christmas. Fun all the way!"
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  • Trulia User
    "Walkable. Tree lined and close to a little downtown area with good food and friendly vibe. Good access to freeways provides a jump to work. Close to downtown San Jose"
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  • Trulia User
    "This place is great. Many caring citizens that try to hold those accountable around our schools and parks."
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  • Trulia User
    "There is access to public transportation (VTA bus and light rail). Willow Glen is a really nice neighborhood."
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  • Trulia User
    "There are VTA light rail stations not too far away. And also bus stops. I often use public transportation."
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  • Trulia User
    "A joyful and unpretentious authentic community. An urban oasis yet convenient to downtown, airport, anywhere in So Valley."
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  • Trulia User
    "Lots of sidewalks and parks. Real sense of a neighborhood. People respect others yards, people are friendly and typically enjoy pets."
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  • Trulia User
    "There is 2 very nice dog parks within 10 min. A lot of dog owners meet at the local schools and parks to play. "
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  • Trulia User
    "During Christmas, practically everyone decorates their homes and often coordinate with neighbors with elaborate displays of lights, including lit trees in almost every front yard. It is quite a sight to behold and makes the holiday season especially magical."
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  • Trulia User
    "Families and friends gather regularly outdoors. Neighbors know each other. We feel good walking any time of day nearby."
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  • Trulia User
    "Good vibes. Affordable. Nice local businesses unique to the area. There are a number of great dog parks and bike trails nearby."
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  • Trulia User
    "We have community events in our Avalon Willow Glen Apartments that the management put together for everyone to meet the new neighbors in the community."
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  • Trulia User
    "Dog owners would like the park where everyone brings their dogs. It’s a nice quiet area. It’s not a well lit around at night in some spots but for the most part all around great area. "
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Safety and Crime

Willow Glen crime
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What Locals Say About Safety

At least 508 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 94%
    There are sidewalks
  • 67%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 61%
    Streets are well-lit
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Schools

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