Located 2.5 miles from Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood is a gated community in the Nevada County area. Like Lake of the Pines and Alta Sierra, Lake Wildwood was developed in the 1960s. Spanning three square miles, Lake Wildwood is home to a range of residents. Similar to Alta Sierra, there are sections that are more family-oriented than others. Like Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood is based around a lake. You can participate in many lake sports in the summer. There is also tennis courts, a pool, and a golf course. Lake Wildwood also has a new clubhouse that residents can take advantage of. The development is 10 miles west of Grass Valley, so it’s perfect for those who want to be distant from town without being on the outskirts. With lots ranging from 1200 feat above sea level to 1500 feet above sea level, residents are located below the snow line. This is the perfect area if you want to be close to the snow without getting any accumulation. Be forewarned: sometimes it’s not raining in Lake Wildwood, but it’s pouring in town!
There are a few schools located in the area. There are elementary, middle, and charter schools located just outside of Lake Wildwood. Unfortunately, there aren’t any high schools nearby, but there are options not too far from the area. There are buses that pick up and drop off students around the Lake Wildwood and Penn Valley area. You won’t have to worry about driving your kids to school every day if you don’t want to!
Like Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood is a gated community. There are security guards at the gate 24 hours a day with patrol cards combing the streets regularly. The security guards are there for residents whenever you might need them. Because this is a gated community, you will be paying an HOA fee and you will have to follow the rules. Similar to Lake of the Pines, speed limits are strictly enforced. But this extra sense of security makes many residents happy and feel comfortable.
As we mentioned earlier, the subdivision is based around a lake. There are numerous activities that residents can partake in on the water. Skiing, wake boarding, paddle boats, and more are allowed on the lake. Not a fan of lakes? Head on over to the pool for all you swimming needs.
We hope you enjoyed reading this series. We hope you feel more knowledgeable about some of the neighborhoods in Nevada County. As we stated in the Alta Sierra post, these articles are not in any way a full encapsulation of what happens in any of these areas. You may like all of these areas or you may not like any of them. The goal of these blogs was to inform you about what our little county has to offer. We hope that regardless of where you want to live, you give us a call.