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Willow Glen

Willow Glen

A Charming and Friendly Neighborhood

Overview for Willow Glen, CA

53,478 people live in Willow Glen, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $80,353. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Willow Glen

Willow Glen, a picturesque district of San Jose, California, greets you with a friendly atmosphere and captivating charm. Located in Santa Clara County, it's a treasure trove of historic sites, bustling dining and shopping venues, and inviting streetscapes. Once an independent town, Willow Glen chose to become part of San Jose in 1936, enriching the city with its unique character.

This highly desirable neighborhood is recognized for its family-friendly environment, exuding a warmth that immediately makes you feel at home. Willow Glen offers an unparalleled living experience defined by elegance and quality.

What to Love

  • Homes brimming with unique character
  • Exquisite streets lined with large trees
  • Embraces a family-oriented lifestyle
  • Highly sought-after by prospective buyers

Local Lifestyle

Embodying an ideal urban-suburban mix, Willow Glen invites residents to enjoy the best of both worlds. This vibrant neighborhood in San Jose is home to an array of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks catering to a variety of tastes and preferences. With its charming homes set amidst tree-canopied streets, Willow Glen exudes a charm that's hard to resist.

Populated by a mix of families and young professionals, the neighborhood presents a welcoming community. The local public schools consistently perform above average, further enhancing the appeal of Willow Glen as a superb place to call home.

Dining and Entertainment

Whether you're a food connoisseur or simply love a great meal, The Table is an establishment that's sure to impress. The inviting atmosphere perfectly complements the divine cuisine, ensuring an exceptional dining experience. Here, each dish is a blend of flavors designed to delight even the most discerning palate.

For a taste of traditional deli delicacies, La Villa Delicatessen is the place to be. This exceptional spot prides itself on superb food and service, offering sandwiches that are a cut above the rest. The cozy atmosphere, coupled with reasonable prices, makes this establishment a cherished spot in the heart of the city.

In Willow Glen, downtown is the hub of all things exciting. Packed with a vibrant selection of restaurants, bars, live music, and entertainment, it's a hotspot for both locals and visitors alike. The charming architecture and bustling streets only enhance the lively energy of downtown.

Things to Do

Willow Glen is renowned for its mesmerizing Christmas lights display. During the holiday season, the neighborhood transforms into a magical spectacle of lights, attracting visitors from near and far. It's a sight not to be missed, adding a touch of festive spirit to the already enchanting neighborhood.

The neighborhood also offers wine walks, providing a delightful way to explore local wineries. Enjoy the company of fellow wine enthusiasts as you stroll from one venue to another, sampling some of the best wines in the region. If you prefer a more relaxed activity, Willow Glen's numerous parks provide the perfect setting for leisurely walks or picnics.


Willow Glen takes pride in its local educational institutions, including:

  • Willow Glen Elementary School: Famed for fostering academic and personal growth.
  • Willow Glen Middle School: Renowned for a balanced curriculum and supportive learning environment.
  • Willow Glen High School: Noted for its rigorous academics and diverse extracurricular opportunities.

Demographics and Employment Data for Willow Glen, CA

Willow Glen has 21,083 households, with an average household size of 2.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Willow Glen do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,478 people call Willow Glen home. The population density is 7,341.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.41 / 52.59%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Willow Glen, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Willow Glen. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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