Willow Glen is one of the most charming areas of San Jose, consisting of many older homes which feature lovely, classic architecture.  Most Silicon Valley home buyers treasure the Willow Glen charm and ambiance, but many are seeking newer homes.  A fabulous option is “The Willows“.

KB Homes built “The Willows” in 1999 to 2000.  It is tucked away at the southernmost tip of Willow Glen, off of Foxworthy Avenue & close to Almaden Expressway, but only about 2.5 to 3 miles from all the action on Lincoln Avenue.

The tree-lined streets are built in something of a loop shape with Rubino Circle being the main access or loop road.  Situated on the inner part of the loop are homes with smaller lots that are a little more affordable.  The outer part of the circle is built with slightly larger homes on larger lots (but none of the lots are “big”). Sidewalks with soft curbs at the corners accompany the streets and make for a pedestrian-friendly, bike, wheelchair or stroller friendly area. Visit in the early evenings and you will see children and adults walking, strolling, taking dogs for a walk etc. – always a good sign! Because the neighborhood is a bit like an oversized cul-de-sac (no through traffic), it is very quiet in terms of traffic.  The area has large street lights, too, making for a safe feeling community.

Rubino Park sign (San Jose, Willow Glen)Something not often found in other neighborhoods that’s a real plus here: the front yard landscaping is taken care of by the home owner’s association.  Living at the Willows is “easy care” since only the house itself and the back yard require maintenance!

Rubino Park is a frequent destination for residents at The Willows. It offers a playground, picnic areas, basketball hoops and a huge expanse of lawn.  Additionally, Canoas Garden Elementary School has access on Rubino Circle too, and it also has a large lawn area that the neighbors enjoy.

What are homes like in The Willows?

Houses here are all 2 story and all have attached 2 car garages. Homes range in size from about 1800 SF to about 2600 SF, generally, and are anywhere from 3 to 5 bedrooms. One floorplan is either offered as a 4 bedroom or a 3 bedroom plus “loft”, which can be an office, den, TV area, exercize room or anything else (and can easily become a fourth bedroom).

Many of the homeowners at The Willows have enhanced and upgraded their homes and yards. When first built, most of these houses had white tile countertops, but a good many owners have added either Corian or granite countertops. Kitchen appliances only last 10-15 years in most cases, so many have already been replaced, sometimes very nicely improved with large gas burner stoves, for instance.

What does it cost to live in The Willows?

Most of the homes for sale in the Willows are priced somewhere between $800,000 and $1,100,000 depending upon a number of things, such as

  • home size
  • lot size
  • upgrades, enhancements, improvements and remodeling
  • exact location (regular street vs private court + other location issues)
  • type of sale (short sale or bank owned will sell for less)

The homes in the inner part of the loop tend to be on lots of about 2,000 SF rather than between 3,000 and 4,000 SF.  Because they are on smaller, private drives, there’s not the same kind of parking as you get on a regular San Jose street.  For those reasons, the homes tend to sell for a little less.

Map of The Willows


View The Willows of Willow Glen (San Jose) in a larger map

I have just listed a wonderful home in The Willows at 870 Brevins Loop. To learn all about it, see a virtual tour, lots of photos and to check on the open house schedule, please visit the following page.

http://www.popehandy.com/870-brevins-loop-willow-glen-san-jose.html

Hope to see you there at the open house!

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