neighborhood guide              Willow               GlenThis guide has over 100 links to additional information about Wil...
A Brief HistoryWillow Glen began as a marshyarea surrounding theLos Gatos Creek and GuadalupeRiver. In the early 1900s the...
Our Community              friendlyWillow Glen is a community that works hard, plays hard and makes a difference. Thepopul...
Willow Glen’sBooksin Elementary             ELEMENTARY                      MIDDLESchool...is among the fewpublic elementa...
Photo         Placeholder         ArchitectureWillow Glen is an architectural delight. Within a small area you find histori...
Type to enter textWillow Glen has a walkability score of 79 (from   walkscore.com).    Walking Willow Glen                ...
a walk through the    neighborhoodBegin your five mile walk of      Keep walking along Bird Ave.      Next, cross the stree...
WillowGlenHousingMarket          The Willow Glen housing market has          always been unique within the greater        ...
Find                            Pharmacy                            CVS                            Pets                   ...
I remember shortly after moving to                                   San Jose and driving through WillowEvents            ...
Other Willow Glen ResourcesWifi Hot Spots                                      Contact CJCoffee Cantata 1712 Meridian      ...
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A guide to the San Jose neighborhood of Willow Glen, complete with school information, a walking tour featuring local architectural highlights, restaurants and local interest. This is a great resource for anyone thinking of relocating to Silicon Valley and looking for unique architecture, a neighborhood feel and walkability
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Willow Glen Neighborhood Guide

  1. 1. neighborhood guide Willow GlenThis guide has over 100 links to additional information about Willow Glen.
  2. 2. A Brief HistoryWillow Glen began as a marshyarea surrounding theLos Gatos Creek and GuadalupeRiver. In the early 1900s themarsh was drained, it’s willowtrees removed and the area wasre-planted with orchards. A Very The streets are lined with architecturally historic andLater the farmland was takenover with houses and roads and Special stunning, single family homes and are shaded withcontinued to grow into the Neighborhood huge, lush trees.urban neighborhood it is today. Willow Glen is right in the People get to know each heart of Silicon Valley. In an other in Willow Glen. TheyLincoln Ave, the main street area where technology is chat over the produce atthrough downtown Willow the farmers market. They always on the leading edge,Glen, was renamed shortly after this neighborhood is a attend high school footballthe assassination of President charming oasis. It has an games. They make friendsAbraham Lincoln in 1865. It was honest to goodness old while walking to defeatoriginally Willow Glen Road. downtown, where families cancer or working in the sit in the square and eat ice community gardens.Willow Glen was an cream, couples walk their All of that small townunincorporated community until dogs and singles meet for goodness plus we’re onlyit became a city in 1927. In 1936 coffee or wine. 30 minutes from thethe people voted to annex into A stroll downtown will take beach, a part of the Santhe city of San Jose. The vote you by sidewalk cafes, cute, Jose metropolitan area, upwas 978 to 871. locally owned boutiques, the highway from both Palo coffee shops, bookstores, Alto and Berkeley and an beauty salons, bakeries, a hours drive to San bank, travel agent, and so Francisco. And for a day much more. trip there is always theWillow Glen Monterey Bay Aquarium and the California Wine Country. Willow Glen is just about the perfect place to live. 2/11
  3. 3. Our Community friendlyWillow Glen is a community that works hard, plays hard and makes a difference. Thepopulation is 72,891.The median age is 37 and the average commute time is 28 minutes. Thepopulation is well educated and works in the high tech, financial and medical fields. 54% of thepeople are married. 29% have children.Parks Fun with Kids Making a DifferenceBiebrach Park Children’s Discovery Museum American Heart AssociationDelmas St. at Virginia St. Cucina Bambini Our City ForestBramhall Park Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Second Harvest Food BankWillow St. Petroglyph The Thrift Box Raging Waters Willow Glen Athletic BoostersHummingbird Park Rosicrucian Museum Willow Glen FoundationBird Ave and Fisk Ave. The Tech Museum Willow Glen Relay for LifeLincoln Glen Park Willow Glen Children’s Theatre Willow Glen Run/Walk 5KRadio Ave at Curtner Willow Glen Little League Willow Glen SoccerRiver Glen ParkPine Ave and Bird Ave.Wallenberg ParkLansford Ave at CurtnerWilcox ParkWilcox Way 3/11
  4. 4. Willow Glen’sBooksin Elementary ELEMENTARY MIDDLESchool...is among the fewpublic elementary schools SCHOOLS SCHOOLSin California to receive adistinguished GreatSchools Booksin Elementary Willow Glen Middle API 918 API 771Rating of 10 out of 10. (408) 535-6213 (408) 535 6277(From GreatSchools.com) 1590 Dry Creek Rd. 2105 Cottle Ave.“Booksin School is a Willow Glen Elementarysupportive, safe, andcaring learning community API 856 HIGH SCHOOL (408) 535-6265where challenging and 1425 Lincoln Ave.enriched instructionconsiders diverse student Schallenberger Elementary Willow Glen High Schoolneeds resulting in API 854 API 745academic success and the (408) 535-6253 (408 535-6330fulfillment of every 1280 Koch Lane 2001 Cottle Ave.students potential.Our goal at Booksin is to River Glen Elementary API 816 Private Schoolscreate an environment (408) 535-6240where the children are 1088 Broadwayintellectually challenged inways appropriate to their Ernesto Galarza Elementary Bellarmine College Prepindividual strengths, API 767 (408) 294-9224needs, and experiences. (408) 535-6671 960 West Hedding St.We strive to develop 1610 Bird Ave. Presentation HSthriving individuals,responsible citizens, and Gardner Elementary (408) 264-1664 API 748 2281 Plummer Avelifelong learners who willbe active participants in (408) 535-6225 API scores for 2011their local and global 502 Illinois Ave. Source: Californiacommunities.” Department of EducationDebbie Baccino, principal Schools 4/11
  5. 5. Photo Placeholder ArchitectureWillow Glen is an architectural delight. Within a small area you find historicVictorians, Bungalows, Farmhouses, Prairie Styles, Mission and Colonial Revivals,Eichlers, Craftsmen,Tudors, Storybook and Queen Ann homes. People take care ofand have pride in their homes here. Driving up and down the shaded, well keptstreets is a visual treat.
  6. 6. Type to enter textWillow Glen has a walkability score of 79 (from walkscore.com). Walking Willow Glen 6/11
  7. 7. a walk through the neighborhoodBegin your five mile walk of Keep walking along Bird Ave. Next, cross the street andWillow Glen by grabbing a cup until you get to Willow Street. head down Jonathan Ave.of coffee and a pastry at The Turn right. Are you ready for Turn right on Byerley St. WhenTop Nosh Cafe. (A) (My a snack? Across the street at you reach Lincoln cross thefavorite is the Almond Cherry the corner of Willow and street and make a quick left,Bread Pudding!) Curtiss is the Flower Flour then a right onto Clark Way. Patisserie. (F) You can get At the corner you will see theWalk up Lincoln Ave and turn Stone Church (I), which was something to drink and aright on Coe. (B) Coe Ave was yummy treat at this little built in 1946.named for Henry Willard Coe, bakery/flower shop.who was the first to use sulfur You have now walked over 3to bleach tried fruit. Henry At the next corner turn left on miles. Turn right on Cottle,Coe State Park was named for Kotenburg Ave. Turn left on then right on Glenwood Ave.his son. Minnesota, right on Curtiss, Take a left at Newport Ave. right on Nevada, left on Hill Across the street on theTurn left on Plaza Drive and Ave, left on Willow Glen Way corner of Minnesota Ave. andright on Palm Haven. (C) Be and right on Juanita. These Newport is the W.W. Cozzenssure to stop and read the shaded streets have gorgeous house. (J) Cozzens wasplaque about the historic homes, in the variety of another pioneer in the dried-Palm Haven neighborhood, architectural styles that are fruit industry.known for its 100 year old characteristic of Willow Glen.palm trees and fabulous old Be sure to check out the two Continue up Newport andMission Revival homes. homes on Juanita (one on the turn right on Brace. You now corner of Juanita and Pine) are in the home stretch! AtContinue on Palm Haven to the corner of Brace and with the waved pattern ofthe dead in. The sidewalk Lincoln (K) is La Villa Italian shingles that mimic an oldcontinues between the bushes Deli, a great place to finishto Bird Ave. Turn right. Walk world thatched roof. (G) the day with something tountil you reach the corner of Turn left on Pine Ave. A little eat.Bird and Fisk. You now have ways down you will see thewalked a mile and might be 9.2 acre River Glen Park. (H) For dessert walk up pastready for a rest on the bench There are public restrooms, where you started your 5 milein Hummingbird Park (D). picnic tables, a BBQ, tennis walk, cross at the corner and and basketball courts, soccer buy an ice cream at theAfter our rest, stay on Bird Willow Glen Creamery. (L) You and baseball fields and anAve. Just past Brooks Ave you then can sit by the Town exercise court. This is awill see the George A. Fleming Square fountain and watch perfect place to rest, and havehouse, (E) a Queen Ann the Willow Glen walk by. a picnic lunch. It also isVictorian. Fleming pioneered known to be the very besta fruit drying process which place to watch Fourth of Julyemployed thousands and fireworks.brought wealth to the valley. 7/11
  8. 8. WillowGlenHousingMarket The Willow Glen housing market has always been unique within the greater San Jose metropolitan areas. Considered a "bedroom community" and yet it is central to commute freeways, the San Jose International airport and the technology hub. The friendliness of residents keep it a destination for those moving into the area as well as those living nearby. The housing market provides many styles and sizes of homes. Some streets are filled with 2 bedroom bungalows. Others with grand estates on 10,000+ square foot lots with over 3000 square feet of interior living space. Average sales price is about $655,000. Higher than the general San Jose average. The breakdown of price ranges places 15% of homes below $400,000, 25% of the homes between $400,000 and $600,000, 25% between $600,000 and $800,000, and 35% above $800,000.The housing crash hit Willow Glen in May of 2006 and began rebounding in November 2010. Talk to CJ for more marketing information CJ@TalkToCJ.com. 8/11
  9. 9. Find Pharmacy CVS Pets Gussied Up Dog Boutique Unleashed by Petcoit Pizza Pizza My Heart Willow St. Wood Fired Pizza Restaurants With Patios Aqui Cal-Mex John’s of Willow Glen Le Boulanger Siena Bistro Wine The GrapevineBakery YogaDick’s Bakery Willow Glen YogaFlower Flour New and Mentionable The CrepevineBooksHicklebee’s The Dry Creek Grill The Hay MarketBreakfastBill’s Cafe The TableChocolateMariette ChocolatesCoffeeElva’sPeet’sStarbucksTop Nosh CafeElaine’s Coffee RoastingHardwareWillow Glen Ace HardwareIce Cream/YogurtWillow Glen CreameryWillow Glen Frozen YogurtYogurt Cove 9/11
  10. 10. I remember shortly after moving to San Jose and driving through WillowEvents Glen for the first time. It was near the holiday season and I was mesmerized by the holiday decorations on many homes. Particularly, almost every street and almost every home, had aCruise for a Cause Christmas Tree in the front yard. These small trees were decorated as if theyDancing on the Avenue were in the home itself. It made the neighborhood feel open andHalloween presented a community of celebration.Holidays on the Avenue It was on one of those turns down a Willow Glen street, I decided I wantedMusic in the Glen to live here. For nearly 10 years, Willow Glen has been my home. IWillow Glen Celebrates Earth Day continue to enjoy greeting neighbors on the sidewalk as we make our wayWillow Glen Farmer’s Market to "The Avenue" for breakfast. It stillWillow Glen Wine Walk amazes me how neighborly Willow Glen is when it is surrounded by the buzzing, high paced technology world of Silicon Valley. If you come to Willow Glenn to see for yourself; park your car. Walk around and let me know what you think. C J 10/11
  11. 11. Other Willow Glen ResourcesWifi Hot Spots Contact CJCoffee Cantata 1712 Meridian (408) 406-6035Grapevine Wine Bar 1389 Lincoln Ave. CJ@TalkToCJ.com www.TalkToCJ.comGunther’s Restaurant 1601 Meridian Ave. twitter - @CJBrasielLe Boulanger 1351 Lincoln Ave. CJ on FacebookSafeway 1530 Hamilton Ave. CJ on Google+Starbucks 1167 Lincoln Ave. CJ on YouTubeVin Santo 1346 Lincoln Ave. CJ on LinkedinWillow Glen Library 1157 Minnesota Ave.Willow Glen Back Fence eListWillow Glen Business AssociationWillow Glen Community CenterWillow Glen LibraryWillow Glen on FacebookDowntown Willow GlenWillow Glen CharmWillow Glen ResidentCJ Brasiel lives in Willow Glen. Each year she rides her bike on the 545 mile trip from SanFrancisco to Los Angeles for the Aids Life Cycle Ride. She also enjoys helpingorganizations like Second Harvest and towncats.org. Her family loves to fish and go to SanFrancisco and Carmel on their days off to spend time together. CJ has been in Californiafor almost 20 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She loves the diversity, theclimate, the foods, the mountains and the ocean.

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