In Willowgate the neighbors are more aware of being a subdivision of Mountain View than the fact that they are located within the overall community of Willowgate itself. One reason this community is unique is that it offers a community garden and only charges $42 for a plot permit. Its borders are Highway 85, Moffett, West Moffett and the Central Expressway. Homes are very affordable here compared to surrounding areas, even though the access to Highway 85 is great and many commuters love living in this community for a stress-free route to work.
There are no parks within the Willowgate community, but the Stevens Creek Trail creates the border of its eastern side. Without a doubt access such as this to the creek area is a huge reason why residents love this community. This trail stretches all the way from the Bay Trail to Dale Avenue and Heatherstone Way. It is continually being extended and counties and cities have set aside 100 acres of land lining the creek to be used for further extensions.
Landels Elementary, Crittenden Middle and Mountain View High are the pubic schools that serve the community of Willowgate. Residents enjoy the Farmer’s Market held every Sunday in downtown Mountain View, as well as shopping on Moffett Boulevard. The biggest hub for dining is located just south of Central Expressway on Moffett. It features Tied House, which offers pub food and beverages; Cascal Pan-Latin; Scratch, contemporary American comfort food; Sakoon, Indian food delivered in an upscale setting; Cafe Baklava and Sushitomi, amongst many others.