Willow Glen - San Jose, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    72,043
  • Population Density
    7,971 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    39 3.7
Willow Glen is a neighborhood in San Jose with 72,043 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 39 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience: I personally live in the Willow Glenn suburbs of San Jose and so it isn't as crowded as downtown San Jose. The area has been relatively safe but in the past years there have been increasing incidents of breaking an entering and homicides in San Jose in general. San Jose is known as Silicon Valley in part because of the vast rate of development of companies that specialize in new technology and thus San Jose will probably only improve financially in the future. However it also has a huge homeless population that seems to only be getting worse perhaps due to a widening disparity gap and land being used for business purposes instead of for affordable homes.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: People around here can be pretty friendly at times. Its a very hectic and fast-paced area which can clearly be seen when driving by the gross amount of traffic and the driving maneuvers of clearly stressed drivers who seem to think they are above the law and to good to wait in traffic and so decide to create their on roads.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's not a horrible place to live. Cost of living is just too high so many people choose to leae without an education.
    • 2
    Weather: scared of water running out
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I like the east better

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Burbank 13,325
3.33 Cambrian 66,785
3.00 Downtown San Jose 71,516
3.66 Campbell 40,058
3.00 Fairgrounds 49,159
3.33 Blossom Valley 69,871
4.00 West San Jose 95,174

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Almaden Valley 39,533
3.00 North Valley 74,152
2.66 Edenvale 36,208
2.66 East San Jose 105,858
2.33 Alum Rock 49,892

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
Campbell Union 13
3.33 San Jose Unified School District 53
3.33 Campbell Union High School District 7
Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District 21
2.66 East Side Union High School District 23

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Santa Clara County Special Education Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marshall Lane Elementary School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
4.33 Forest Hill Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.33 Discovery Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.00 Rolling Hills Middle School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
4.00 Village Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
4.00 Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
Pioneer Plus (Continuation) Public, Alternative 11-12 High
4.00 Leland High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
Leland Plus (Continuation) Public, Alternative 11-12 High
4.00 Williams Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Graystone Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Booksin Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Simonds Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Capri Elementary School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
4.00 Los Alamitos Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 University Preparatory Academy Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet 7-11 High
4.00 Pioneer High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Rachel Carson Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 Willow Glen Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
Boynton High School Public, Alternative 10-12 High
Middle College High School Public 11-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
North Valley Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Harker School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Achieve Kids Private, Special Education 4-12 High
4.00 Bellarmine College Prep School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.66 Notre Dame High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 St. Francis High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Valley Christian High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Second Start Pine Hill School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
3.33 Presentation High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.33 St. Lawrence Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Sierra School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Mountain View Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 St. Thomas More School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
German International School of Silicon Valley Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Stratford School - Sunnyvale De Anza Park Private PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Milpitas Christian School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Christopher School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Holy Spirit School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Simon Parish School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Frances Cabrini School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. John Vianney Elementary School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Valley Christian Junior High School Private, Religious 6-8 Middle
Valley Christian Elementary School Private, Religious K-5 Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Stanford University
4.00 Santa Clara University
3.00 Menlo College
3.00 University of California - Santa Cruz
2.66 San Jose State University
2.33 Cogswell College
2.33 Notre Dame de Namur University
2.00 California State University - East Bay
De Anza College
Foothill College
Cabrillo College
Chabot College
Ohlone College
West Valley College
Evergreen Valley College
San Jose City College
Mission College
University of Phoenix - Bay Area
WyoTech - Fremont
Canada College
Heald College - San Jose
Heald College - Hayward
Unitek College
Carrington College California - San Jose
CET - Sobrato

Around Willow Glen

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Willow Glen United States California San Jose Metro Area Almaden Valley Alum Rock East San Jose Edenvale North Valley
White 47.89% 63.25% 39.67% 34.76% 54.58% 11.32% 5.87% 8.88% 10.24%
Hispanic 32.10% 16.62% 37.89% 27.70% 12.34% 52.88% 55.38% 56.22% 30.91%
Asian 13.24% 4.83% 13.11% 31.39% 27.31% 31.20% 33.61% 29.83% 53.93%
Multiracial 3.27% 2.05% 2.64% 3.03% 3.82% 1.66% 1.21% 1.04% 2.07%
African American 3.05% 12.23% 5.72% 2.37% 1.55% 2.32% 2.49% 3.63% 2.30%
Pacific Islander 0.23% 0.16% 0.36% 0.32% 0.07% 0.35% 0.72% 0.30% 0.28%
Native American 0.14% 0.66% 0.39% 0.22% 0.22% 0.20% 0.45% 0.09% 0.13%
Other 0.09% 0.19% 0.22% 0.21% 0.11% 0.06% 0.27% 0% 0.13%

Age

Willow Glen United States California San Jose Metro Area Almaden Valley Alum Rock East San Jose Edenvale North Valley
9 years and under 14% 13% 13% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16% 14%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 11% 10% 13% 11% 12% 13% 9%
18 to 24 years 8% 10% 11% 9% 7% 10% 11% 12% 10%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 15% 7% 15% 16% 14% 16%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 15% 15% 14% 17% 16%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 14% 15% 18% 12% 13% 12% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 11% 13% 11% 10% 8% 11%
65 and over 11% 13% 12% 11% 15% 12% 9% 8% 10%

Education Levels

Willow Glen United States California San Jose Metro Area Almaden Valley Alum Rock East San Jose Edenvale North Valley
Less than a high school diploma 11% 14% 19% 14% 7% 30% 36% 37% 23%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 21% 16% 10% 26% 25% 21% 20%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 30% 25% 24% 24% 23% 24% 24%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 19% 25% 32% 15% 13% 13% 21%
Master's degree or higher 17% 11% 11% 20% 27% 5% 3% 4% 12%

Gender

Willow Glen United States California San Jose Metro Area Almaden Valley Alum Rock East San Jose Edenvale North Valley
Male 48.6% 49.2% 49.7% 50.2% 49.8% 50.0% 50.7% 50.1% 51.1%
Female 51.4% 50.8% 50.3% 49.8% 50.2% 50.0% 49.3% 49.9% 48.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Willow Glen United States California San Jose Metro Area Almaden Valley Alum Rock East San Jose Edenvale North Valley
Rent 47.5% 35.1% 44.7% 42.4% 18.3% 44.5% 42.2% 48.1% 47.3%
Own 52.5% 64.9% 55.3% 57.6% 81.7% 55.5% 57.8% 51.9% 52.7%

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 60% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 6 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 20% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 60% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 9 responses

  • 22% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 56% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 22% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.