Willow Glen is a neighborhood within San Jose, California.
People who prefer a slower-paced ambience will enjoy Willow Glen. Most locations in the neighborhood have fairly good access to green spaces, such as Doerr Park and Willow Street Bramhall Park, since there are approximately 30 of them nearby for residents to unwind in. This part of the city is reasonably quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier areas, especially near Junipero Serra Freeway, Sinclair Freeway or one of the railway lines.
The median year of construction for properties in Willow Glen is 1965. The majority of the dwellings are single detached homes, making it easy to find detached homes in this neighborhood, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. Roughly 55% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners and 45% are rented. This neighborhood has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is convenient to reach the closest grocery store by walking from any location in Willow Glen. Likewise, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, and property owners benefit from around 30 cafes as well. When it comes to education, it is a rather short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most properties for sale in Willow Glen. Locals can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Active house buyers will value the pedestrian-friendly character of Willow Glen; many daily errands can be run on foot. This area is also bike-friendly since there are a fair number of bike lanes. Traveling by car is straightforward in Willow Glen. It is convenient to come across a parking spot, and it is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway, such as Sinclair Freeway, from anywhere in this part of San Jose. However, residents using public transit may find few choices in Willow Glen as a result of the low service level. Thankfully, the neighborhood is connected by about 10 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop.