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 generally refers to the area of the 95125 zip code, but its boundaries are a source of much debate among area residents.
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.
What Makes Willow Glen Charming?
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 considered by many to be the western edge of Willow Glen, but it really extends just past Meridian.