Nearly 300 people packed the Willow Glen Elementary School cafeteria last night to learn about and share feedback on the road diet test that will see Lincoln Avenue temporarily reconfigured in an attempt to see if reducing the number of lanes can make the street safer for pedestrians and drivers without negatively affecting surrounding streets or […]
About Greg Barr
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Greg Barr contributed a whooping 104 entries.
Entries by Greg Barr
Thanks to Baer Wright for sharing these fantastic photos of his family’s commercial lot at 656 Willow Street. My favorite part is that the two pics show the evolution of the lot, which unfortunately meant the destruction of the classic gas station that was there. Just last week I was in Truckee when I spotted […]
To show how much the “Charming Army” supports the return of the Willow Glen Founders’ Day Parade on September 21 we’re sponsoring the parade, entering a float and making special WGCharm t-shirts for everybody who joins us with a modest donation and their enthusiastic participation. We’ll be rockin’ a 50’s theme — our float will […]
Today we launched a little pilot program, just an idea really, of placing these high-visibility handheld traffic flags in buckets on both sides of Lincoln at the crosswalk just south of Willow, between the Garden Theater and Peet’s Coffee. The instructional sign on the bucket asks pedestrians to use the flags to be more visible, […]
Yesterday the Metro newspaper announced the winners of their 2013 “Best of Silicon Valley” competition, which consists of a reader poll and special recognition by their editors. This year’s list is testament to the recent resurgence of downtown Willow Glen, and the general awesomeness of our charming neighborhood. Way to go, Downtown Willow Glen! First […]
The fourth annual Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk, presented by the San Jose Swim and Racquet Club, is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013. Declared “A Willow Glen tradition!” by California State Senator Jim Beall, this festive and family-friendly event is anticipated to bring thousands of runners, walkers, and shoppers to Lincoln Avenue and […]
The 2012 edition of our map of Willow Glen’s most charming holiday decorations is now available! View the Interactive Map Download a PDF.
The stately manor at the corner of Minnesota and Newport, well known among Willow Glenners, has been recognized by the city as a historic landmark. Click here to read the entire application which includes a complete history of the house, and detailed description of the specific architectural attributes and features that make the house historically […]
What is Willow Glen Charm?
Willow Glen is a quaint neighborhood just south of downtown San Jose with tree-lined streets, a “Main Street”-style downtown, and eclectic historic architecture. It all adds up to what locals call “Willow Glen Charm.”
Whether you’re new to Willow Glen or have lived here all your life, we hope you’ll find this site informative and entertaining. If you have any suggestions, or stories or events you think we should cover, let us know!
Who’s Behind Willow Glen Charm?
Willow Glen Charm is a blog and Facebook page run by Holly and Greg Barr, long-time Willow Glen residents with a passion for connecting and serving this great community.
Holly is a residential realtor with Sereno Group who specializes in Willow Glen and surrounding communities like Cambrian, Campbell, the Rose Garden.
Greg is a high-tech marketing guy and self-described web geek who lends his web skills to the Willow Glen Business Association and the planning committee for the Relay for Life.