If you want to see how the other half of Silicon Valley lives– meaning the Digerati who’ve decided to download a family – head south of downtown to historic Willow Glen. This picturesque, walkable community features charming residential streets and a well-planned downtown, featuring a variety of casual and outdoor restaurants, day spas and shops on Lincoln Avenue between Willow Street and Minnesota Avenue. Boutiqes range from antiques and home décor to gifts and clothing. Children’s and teen’s literature lovers must check out Hicklebee’s, a local landmark bookstore. Favorite eateries include Opa!, Willow Street Pizza, Jake’s and Siena Bistro. Petroglyph’s ceramic lounge is a popular hangout for artists of all ages.
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 downtown Willow Glen 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 over 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!