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Willow Glen

1261 Lincoln Ave, Suite 217, San Jose, CA 95125-3006
+1 408-298-2100
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Live right here and still not tired of the downtown!

We have been living here for couple years and still enjoy walking down the street and seeing our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ushnish D
Quaint downtown with lots of options

Had no issue parking, lots of restaurants, shops, etc. We walked around for about an hour, went to... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
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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. Stroll along Lincoln Avenue and find sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, 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 lots, including a large number of public parking spaces located in the Bank of America lot. Downtown Willow Glen offers more than 250 retail, dining, service and professional businesses waiting to give you that personal service that only a small business owner can provide. Annual street festivals showcase our area to the greater San Jose and Bay Area to thousands of attendees. Visit us and discover San Jose's best kept secret!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1261 Lincoln Ave, Suite 217, San Jose, CA 95125-3006
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been living here for couple years and still enjoy walking down the street and seeing our favorite shops and the new things that keep popping up. Most interesting places to stop and check out are Petroglyph, Bruni Gallery and Glow. For desserts theres...More

Thank Ushnish D
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Had no issue parking, lots of restaurants, shops, etc. We walked around for about an hour, went to dinner and then walked around some more and then found some ice cream. Great area to walk outside and window shop. No chain stores which is nice....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you are looking for a nearby out-of-town experience, you probably want to try out this area like we did. We live in San Jose, but would like a small town environment where we can have good food and can walk around leisurely. We came...More

Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Willow Glen is a neighborhood in San Jose with a smalltown feel and a tiny downtown/center with some dining and shopping options. Perfect for a slow weekend morning or afternoon, with great breakfast places like Crepevine and Bill's. Has a nicer and safer feel than...More

Thank Silma L
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

A lot of hype over very little. Found no interesting shops and the few we did enter, the proprietors could not even muster a greeting. We went on a weekday but nevertheless, a waste.

Thank elizabeth b
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Tremendous restaurants and shopping available here. Several blocks long, the streets are pedestrian and dog friendly. Thronging with people on weekends and evenings!

Thank lovesf48
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Willow Glen is a wonderful small town experience in the middle of San Jose. Reminds me of similar experience from my mid-teen years in Southern California. Great dining, fun shops!

Thank sandisea63
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Moved here from Texas and rented until we bought our house in Hollister, Ca. One of the nicer neighborhoods in San Jose but felt like things were starting to go down hill in Willow Glen the past year we was there. Problems mainly from the...More

Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Willow Glen has a culture. Sunday morning breakfasts, small boutique style stores and restaurants side by side.

Thank krystynalett
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

San Jose is a sea of the same ol' thing - - same chain restaurants, clothing stores, etc. Willow Glen is one of the only areas that I can still find little treasure in mom and pop owned businesses. My friends and I routinely walk...More

Thank Lori S
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