7.1 out of 10

Riverside Dr, Willow Glen

37.3148464757922 -121.902089286293
Great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Nice, Safe San Jose Suburb"

Riverside Drive, in the Palm Haven area of Willow Glen, is one of those streets that makes San Jose a good place to live in. Close enough to downtown that a cab ride is a reasonable bet, but far enough a way to feel like a true home, this area is one of the most desirable in San Jose.

The neighborhood is very safe, and while the homes are moderate, the decor is not. Palm Haven is intended to feel like Hollywood; in fact, the towering palm trees were planted there for that very reason. The weather also makes this more believable, as San Jose is located at the bottom of the Valley, where the heat is prevalent and the fog rarely rolls in.

While it is not cheap to buy here, rent is more reasonable and it is definitely a better area than some neighboring spots. Nightlife is rather nonexistent, but downtown is close enough!
  • Safe
  • Great weather
  • San Jose nightlife nearby
  • Somewhat expensive
  • Adjacent to freeway
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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