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The tree lined streets of downtown Willow Glen offer a small-town feel nestled in the city of San Jose — the 10th largest city in the nation. The quaint downtown features sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, boutiques, vintage shops, and doggie water bowls everywhere. Residents regularly head to Lincoln Avenue to grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner, head to the bank, drop off their clothes for cleaning, all in one convenient location. 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, with Lincoln Avenue developing as its downtown shopping area. In the 1920's a railroad was proposed to run through the middle of the community, and area residents joined together to successfully prevent the railroad from dividing the town. In 1927, the area was incorporated as the town of Willow Glen. 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.

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. If you look hard enough while walking downtown you'll find our Sereno Group Willow Glen office on Lincoln Avenue!

The schools in Willow Glen are also a primary draw to the region. Willow Glen is served by the San Jose Unified School District, but nearby Booksin Elementary School is one of the top schools in the area with regularly high test scores. Willow Glen High School is also well regarded in the region with strong academic and sports programs.  Willow Glen spans primarily across the 95124 and 95125 zip codes and is defined by the local Realtor MLS as MLS Area 10. Below is the historical market data for the Willow Glen area.

WILLOW GLEN MEDIAN HOME PRICES
& DAYS ON MARKET (MLS AREA 10)

WILLOW GLEN PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT 
& NUMBER OF SALES (MLS AREA 10)

Property data obtained from MLSListings.com. Sereno Group and its agents are not responsible for any errors in the data presented. The current year data is YTD through the last complete month. Data is updated by the 10th day of each month. All data is optimized for viewing on a tablet in landscape mode or in a browser

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.

TourFactory

Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.