Willow Glen is a unique neighborhood that features small town living in the heart of the Silicon Valley. It is known for its charming architecture, tree-lined streets and charming downtown. Willow Glen is popular with young families and professionals thanks to its strong sense of community and central location. Willow Glen is covered by the 95125 zip code.
Willow Glen is directly and easily accessible from 280/680, 87 and Almaden Expressway. The main road through Willow Glen is Lincoln Avenue, which is intersected by major streets such as Curtner, Hamilton, Minnesota and Willow. Running parallel to Lincoln are Bird and Cherry. Meridian is generally considered to be the northern edge of Willow Glen, although the zip code extends just past Meridian.
Much of Willow Glen was built out in the 20s and 30s as the Santa Clara valley evolved from orchards into a full-scale city. As such the area features an eclectic mix of houses built in the Craftsman, Spanish, Tudor and Victorian styles.
Willow Glen has its own downtown shopping district that runs along Lincoln Avenue between Minnesota and Willow, which features specialty shops and a range of restaurants for formal and informal dining. It is also just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose, the action of HP Pavilion and San Jose International Airport.
Willow Glen High School serves the entire neighborhood of Willow Glen. It is fed by Willow Glen Middle School which is fed by elementary schools including Booksin, Gardner, Schallenberger, and Willow Glen. Generally speaking, the elementary schools are good to great. The middle and high schools are solid and have been improving in recent years.