Neighborhood

The Greater Willow Glen Neighborhood & Planning Area


The Willow Glen Planning Area
is west of downtown San Jose. It is 10.4 square miles in area and the population was estimated
by the City of San Jose Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department at 75,937 in the year 2007, which yields a population density of 11.4 residents per acre. By the year 2020 the population is estimated to be 82,750.  

Today's neighborhood and greater planning area is bordered by Willow Street and Bird Avenue; Almaden Expressway, the Guadalupe River and State Route-87 to the east; Foxworthy Avenue to the south; and a zig-zag that borders the city of Campbell on the west side, Hamilton Avenue, Leigh Avenue, and Dry Creek Road.  

See the Google map, here (directing off our website).


Central and Historic Willow Glen

Long ago, Willow Glen was its own city before being annexed by the City of San Jose.  The central and historic district is a smaller area that's basically at the cross of Lincoln and Minnesota Avenues, bordered by the Los Gatos Creek as it traverses from the west side to the north; Pine and Malone Avenues to the south; the Guadalupe River and Lick Avenue to the east.  See a historic map here.

Historic Willow Glen

Downtown Willow Glen, is Lincoln Avenue from Coe Ave to Minnesota Avenue. (The district is represented by the Willow Glen Business Association (WGBA), a WGNA partner.)

Willow Street-Frank Bramhall Park Area, which includes the area around Willow Street, Meridian Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, Glen Eyrie Avenue, Camino Ramon, and Cherry Avenue.  Bramhall Park is one of Willow Glen's oldest, and most central parks, approximate to downtown Willow Glen.  The park is named after the City of San Jose's first dedicated parks director, Frank Bramhall.  

Schools & Enrollment Zones

Willow Glen includes several public schools in the San Jose Unified School District, a single elementary school in the Campbell Union School District plus multiple private schools.  See more here.

Amenities

Amenities Included in Willow Glen are the Willow Glen Public Library, Los Gatos Creek Trail, Three Creeks Trail, and numerous parks.

HISTORIC HOUSES, RANCHES, & PARCELS of central and historic Willow Glen
Here are some of the key historic houses, ranches, and parcels that 
Roberto-Sunol Adobe and Lauraville house (National, State and City landmark on Lincoln Avenue, adjacent to I-280)
Britton house (Cherry Avenue)
Buffington House (Lincoln Avenue)
Cutler house and orchard (Newport Ave.)
Clark house/Casa Mañana (Minnesota Avenue; house of Willow Glen's first Mayor)
Cozzens house (Minnesota Avenue)
Dent House (Willow Street)
Dreischmeyer house (Willow St. & Carolyn Ave)
Geiger ranch and cherry orchards (now Willow St.-Bramhall Park)
Kirk-Farrington house (Dry Creek Road)
Maykirk house (Maykirk Road)
Maynard house (Minnesota Avenue)
Richards House (Hicks Ave.)

The Willow Glen Planning Area includes the following Schools and Enrollment Zones:

 

San Jose Unified School District

Booksin Elementary School
Ernesto Galarza Elementary and Hammer Montessori (dual campus)
Schallenberger Elementary School
Willow Glen Elementary School
Riverglen K-8 School (Two-Way Bilingual Immersion)
 
Willow Glen Middle School
 
Willow Glen High School

Campbell Union School District

Blackford Elementary School (joint Campbell/Willow Glen)

 


Private Schools

Morgan Autism Center
 
Carden Day School
Primrose School (preschool, prekindergarten, toddlers)
Sinai Nursery School
Willows Nursery School
Willow Glen Academy (Preschool & Kindergarten) 
 
Valley Christian (K-12)
 
Presentation High School
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