Willow Glen is a charming community with everything you can ask for in one convenient location. Gorgeous homes with the latest amenities are located on peaceful, tree-lined streets, making it easy for you to walk to dinner at your favorite cafe, shop in a gorgeous boutique, or meet up with friends for the latest community event. Willow Glen delivers on style, convenience, and beauty, making it the perfect spot in San Jose to call home.
Willow Glen has housing options for everyone
In Willow Glen, you won't find cookie-cutter homes where everything looks identical. Instead, you'll find custom homes with all the latest amenities, beautiful landscaping, and features such as porches, spa-like bathrooms, chef-designed kitchens, and more. Furthermore, they're frequently designed with families in mind, so they have plenty of bedrooms for you and all the kids. Willow Glen has everything from townhomes and condos to single-family dwellings, so you're sure to find a solution that fits your unique dreams. Many homes are older, built to last, and modernized to meet changing demands and needs.
You can easily walk anywhere in the neighborhood
You can enjoy a walkable downtown neighborhood as you head into Willow Glen. There's no need to get in the car when you simply want to head out for a little light shopping, a date night with that special someone, or a warm, delicious cup of coffee to start your day on Lincoln Ave, called ‘The Ave’ by the locals. Tree-lined streets help keep the area cool and comfortable even on warm summer days. Those lovely walking paths are perfect for a morning jog, an evening stroll, or helping you hurry off to your destination during the day.
Downtown Willow Glen has everything you need
In the downtown Willow Glen area, despite its relatively small size, you'll find plenty of places to shop, eat, and explore. If you're looking for a bookstore, duck into Hicklebee's Children's Books, or check out Heroes & Champions for roleplaying games, comic books, and more. Head into Boutique Dandelion or BellaJames Women's Boutique for plenty of women's clothing options. You can even find the Willow Glen Diamond Company for all your jewelry needs.
Of course, plenty of restaurants, cafes, and coffee options exist. For example, Mimosas Cafe Willow Glen is the perfect breakfast or brunch spot, with amazing pancakes, French toast, classic breakfast dishes, and more. Bill's Cafe offers classic American breakfast and lunch options. Check out Philz Coffee for amazing custom-blended coffee.
As dinner time closes in, you can visit the many restaurants in the Willow Glen area, from The Table, which offers rustic New American fare, to Black Sheep Brasserie, which offers elegant French cuisine in a chic, intimate environment.
Willow Glen is just a short commute to San Francisco
While Willow Glen has everything you could ask for, there may be times when you want to leave the small-town feel behind you and head into the city. Willow Glen is just 48 miles from San Francisco, where you can enjoy the culture and ambiance of the city for the day, then return to your community's privacy in the evening. Many businesspeople commute daily from Willow Glen into the wider San Francisco area, allowing them to have the best of both worlds. With such a short commute, you and your family can enjoy everything the area offers more easily.
On the outskirts of Willow Glen, you will also find light rail stations, which means you can easily commute to anywhere in the area. You can also take advantage of Rapid Bus, Frequent Bus, Local Bus, and Express Bus options throughout the area, keeping you connected to nearby cities whether you have a vehicle of your own or need to rely on the robust public transportation system. Caltrain is a commuter option to San Francisco along the Peninsula, and is expected to be electrified by end of 2023.
In Willow Glen, you can enjoy all the advantages of small-town living
Many people fall in love with Willow Glen because of the tight sense of community and small-town feel. In Willow Glen, people have the opportunity to connect. There is a farmer's market every Saturday where you can pick up local produce, learn more about local artists and bakers, and check out a range of fantastic local food options. There are also various other local activities, including things like a Beer Walk during the summer, a community barbecue competition, and plenty of holiday activities each year.
As you grow more involved in the community, you can get to know your neighbors and spend more time with one another — including visiting amazing local businesses owned by the very people you meet at those events.
Willow Glen has the same great weather you can expect throughout San Francisco Bay Area
Even during the hottest parts of summer, temperatures rarely climb over 85 degrees. Winter temps typically range between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the greater San Jose area rarely sees more than 15-20 inches of rain each year and has more sunny days than the average across the United States. The amazing weather means that residents of Willow Glen can take full advantage of all the amenities offered throughout the area, including the convenient, walkable neighborhood.
With the many parks and recreational areas throughout the Willow Glen area, families that love to get outside will find they can take full advantage. You can visit Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park for green spaces, sports fields, and a playground; head to Lincoln Glen Park for play opportunities for both big kids and toddlers; or visit River Glen Park for playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, and more.
With so many opportunities to get outside, it's easy to keep the kids entertained, find a new place to jog or walk, or simply take in the gorgeous scenery while out for a picnic lunch.
Are you ready to move to Willow Glen?
With so many stunning properties in Willow Glen, working with a real estate agent who understands the local area and can help you find the home of your dreams is important. Sheila Santwani
knows Willow Glen inside and out and can help you find a property with all the amenities you want. Contact her today to start your home search and learn more about the properties available in this beautiful area.
*Header photo courtesy of Sheila Santwani