Willow Glen, formerly an orchard community, is a family-friendly neighborhood in South West San Jose, which was founded in 1927 and named after the willow trees found alongside the Guadalupe river.
Known as San Jose’s Local Treasure, this residential neighborhood has a small-town feel, diverse community, and quiet, tree-lined streets. Willow Glen is ideal for families, with its numerous parks, and a selection of public and private schools. Energetic and vibrant, downtown Willow Glen features sidewalk cafes, family-friendly eateries, vintage boutiques, unique shops, and pet-friendly establishments. The community hosts frequent downtown festivals including the Dancin’ on the Avenue annual summer street party and Christmas tree lighting holiday tradition.