Welcome to Santa Clara & Willow Glen
A charming, close-knit community
Santa Clara and Willow Glen are two communities located near San Jose, in Silicon Valley. Their proximity to Silicon Valley gives them all the benefits of a city, but their small-town charm provides a more suburban feel.
Although they are close in proximity, Santa Clara and Willow Glen have different personalities. Santa Clara is home to many tech companies and is known for its Intel Museum and Levi’s Stadium. Willow Glen is a more residential spot offering indie shops and farmers markets selling locally grown and sourced goods.
The median listing price in both communities is just shy of $1.3 million. They’re affordable locations, but they also offer higher-priced luxury options. Most houses are modern, given this area’s proximity to top technology and resources.
What to Love
- Proximity to city
- Tight-knit community
People & Lifestyle
Santa Clara and Willow Glen are tight-knit, family-friendly communities. Santa Clara has access to the tech world, giving it a trendier, more urban feel. Willow Glen, with its historic homes and tree-lined streets, is the ideal family community with a small-town feel.
Because of its tech influence and proximity to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is most popular with young professionals and commuters. Its wide variety of restaurants and cafes appeals to people looking to stay engaged and active. Willow Glen is a highly residential community, perfect for families looking to feel like they belong.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
When it comes to dining and entertainment, Santa Clara brings the high-end, and Willow Glen brings the homegrown. Together, these locations provide a community with everything.
When it comes to shopping and dining, the most exclusive and premier center is right in Santa Clara at Santana Row
. Known as the Rodeo Drive of Silicon Valley, Santana Row is a walkable outdoor venue where you can quench your thirst for retail therapy.
Hungry after shopping? If you want the best ramen in the Bay Area, look no further than HiroNori Craft Ramen
. If New American is more your style, head to The Table
in Willow Glen. It showcases a local, seasonal menu in a rustic-chic atmosphere and has an impressive open kitchen. Afterward, you can head to Willow Glen’s Icicles
, where you’ll find their famous handcrafted rolled ice cream.
Things to Do
Living in Santa Clara or Willow Glen means never running out of fun, community-based activities and events. These communities genuinely cater to their residents, and the cities nearby offer extensive recreational options.
Each year, Willow Glen hosts the Willow Glen Wine Walk
—participants can walk through downtown Willow Glen and visit local shops, all while sampling local wine selections.
For some scenic outdoor time, drive a short distance to San Jose and take in the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
. With thousands of varieties of roses and shrubs, this garden is a gorgeous escape. While you're in San Jose, you can also head to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
, which boasts an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. For car lovers, Santana Row offers Cars & Croissants
(C&C). Bring your exotic car to this exhibit and enjoy croissants and coffee!
Santa Clara and Willow Glen are home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Want to be part of the lovely Santa Clara & Willow Glen neighborhoods? Contact Kalla Bay Homes today to schedule a private showing of the charming homes in the area.