Willow Glen Map tour.
Willow Glen Map tour. Drive through your favorite neighborhoods to see what homes look like in every corner of Willow Glen. One main reason Willow Glen is so popular is because of the unique homes. There are hardly any tract homes. And even today, you’ll see more custom builds that make living in Willow Glen even better.
Everyone Loves Willow Glen! Tree-lined streets. Custom homes. Small Town Vibes.
Willow Glen was originally an independent town until it voted to be annexed by San Jose in 1936.
The main street- Lincoln is shrouded by old-time buildings that support local restaurants, businesses, and fairs.
with over 65,000 residents, it's one of the smallest but most sought-after areas in San Jose.
over 55% of Willow Glen residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. The area is focused on community, family, and living a great life.
Today we take a drive around some of the most popular streets and homes around Willow Glen.
Driving tour of Willow Glen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ZgI8lROjk
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Why Willow Glen?
Willow Glen is one of San Jose's oldest, best-established and highly prized suburban areas. Willow Glen's residents share a strong sense of history and community identity that results in a fierce pride to all things Willow Glen. While in many ways a community unto itself, Willow Glen is in the very heart of San Jose. The city's downtown area is about two miles away, and access to existing (and planned) athletic venues and the airport are easily accessible via city streets or freeways.
Willow Glen is known for its historic downtown, dining, and shopping, and is one of the most expensive neighborhoods to live in San Jose. It was originally an independent town until it voted to be annexed by San Jose in 1936.
Willow Glen started its journey in the mid-nineteenth century. It was then an unincorporated community till 1927. Present-day Lincoln Avenue was then called Willow Glen Road. The street was renamed after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The custom and semi-custom homes in Willow Glen showcase a fine blend of complementing and contrasting architectural styles. You would notice architectural styles inspired by Victorian and Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and Mission, Craftsman and Prairie, and Tudor and Spanish Eclectic among others. You can drive to Willow Glen or you can take the San Jose Light Rail or Caltrain and get off at Fruitdale, Curtner, Race, Tamien, Virginia, or Diridon and make the short walk to Lincoln Avenue.
Places to eat
Established in July 2012, The Table is a new urban neighborhood eatery focused on seasonal ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails, and progressive wines. Owners Jim & Angelique Stump also own both The Vesper and Forthright in Campbell.
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The Los Gatos Creek Trail
Los Gatos Creek forms the northern boundary of Downtown Willow Glen. It will also provide a prominent gateway into the area, once the Los Gatos Creek Trail is completed.
This ambitious community project involves the creation of a bike trail and pedestrian walkway that follows the course of the Los Gatos Creek from Vasona Lake in Los Gatos, to the Guadalupe River in Downtown San Jose. To date, approximately 10 miles of trail have been completed starting in Los Gatos with the trail ending within a Willow Glen neighborhood at Meridian Avenue. Connecting the one-mile gap between Meridian Ave. and Lincoln Avenue - perhaps through on-street bike lanes - is the next step. The City is also developing a landscaped and paved trail system called the Three Creeks Trail to connect Los Gatos Creek, Guadalupe River, Highway 87 Bikeway and Coyote Creek trails. Once part of a Union Pacific railroad line called "The Willow Glen Spur", the western alignment will stretch from Lonus St. to Highway 87 and the eastern alignment will reach from Highway 87 east to Kelley Park.
The ultimate goal is to have all the trails eventually connect with a regional system that will stretch all the way around the San Francisco Bay.
It's expected that businesses in Willow Glen will enjoy enhanced visibility and increased business because of the people the trail will attract - local residents looking for a recreational outlet and visitors staying at one of the nearby hotels in Downtown San Jose.
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