Willow Glen is a neighborhood of San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. The neighborhood has walkable tree-lined streets, people-oriented homes, diverse architecture, specialty shops, and independent businesses. The historic downtown on Lincoln Avenue between Willow Street and Minnesota Avenue is a well-known “walkable” downtown community, with a variety of restaurants and shops. (Downtown Willow Glen Business Directory, downtownwillowglen.org)
The tree lined streets of downtown Willow Glen offers a small-town feel nestled in the city of San Jose – the 10th largest city in the nation. Stroll downtown Will Glen and find sidewalk cafes, coffee sops, boutiques, vintage shops, strollers parked outside unique kid stores, and doggie water bowls everywhere. Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner, deposit a check, book a trip, rent a costume, get your eyes or teeth checked, drop off your clothes for cleaning, or pick up your prescription. All this and more with free, convenient parking on the street and in the public parking areas.
In some neighborhoods the houses have diverse architecture, often side by side, making the area a great place to walk. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Glen,_San_Jose,_California#cite_note-walk-7) Many architect-commissioned houses can be seen to the north in Palm Haven. In north Willow Glen the styles include Victorian, Neoclassical (Queen Anne Cottage and Neocolonial), Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Mission, Prairie, Spanish Eclectic, and Tudor. (Ken Eklund (February 2003). “What Style is my House?”(Retrieved 2013-08-10.)