Willow Glen

About Willow Glen

Willow Glen is today a part of the city of San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The quaint downtown features sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, boutiques, vintage shops, and doggie water bowls everywhere. There are no other areas within San Jose that have the same feel as Willow Glen, and that is what makes it so special.

The Willow Glen area has a long and storied history. Willow Glen began as a marshy area with numerous Willow trees surrounding the Los Gatos Creek and Guadalupe River. It was drained in the early 1900’s and planted with orchards. Later, houses and roads were built over the farmland and Willow Glen began to urbanize. By the 1930’s the growth of the community made it necessary to join the City of San Jose and in 1936, the town of Willow Glen ceased to be as it became annexed into the City of San Jose, though it maintains its own web site and commercial association.

The neighborhood homes throughout Willow Glen include a wide range of architectural styles: Bungalow, Neoclassical (Queen Anne Cottage and Neo-Colonial), Craftsman, Mission and more. The town is primarily a driving or walking town, but it is well served by light rail stations near its borders that provide access to the downtown and the Caltrain system. Willow Glen is known for their many events throughout each year: Dancin’ on the Avenue, Founders’ Day, Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk, and many other wine & beer festivals.


Willow Glen spans primarily across the 95124 and 95125 zip codes.

Read more at www.sanjose.org/neighborhoods/willow-glen.

Willow Glen Utilities

Electricity/GasPG & E1-800-PGE-5000www.pge.com
WaterSan Jose Water Company408-279-7900www.sjwater.com
GarbageGreen Team of San Jose408-282-4400www.greenteam.com/san-jose
TV CableXfinity1-800-XFINITYwww.xfinity.com
Phone LocalAT & T1-800-222-0299www.att.com
Long DistanceAT & T1-800-222-0300www.att.com
Long DistanceSprint1-800-877-4646www.sprint.com
FireSan Jose Fire Department408-535-3500www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/fire-department
PoliceSan Jose Police Department408-277-8900www.sjpd.org
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