Since its inception in 1995, Wildwood has worked to blend the best aspects of city and country living, combining breathtaking landscapes with beautiful modern architecture and thriving businesses. With nearly 70-square-miles of land, Wildwood offers the best of both worlds. Wildwood has parks, trails, food markets, many kinds of businesses, and of course beautiful neighborhoods.
After nearly 23 years, the beauty and benefits of living in Wildwood are no secret. “With more and more families choosing to live in Wildwood, we are providing a comfortable and beautiful place to live for both our newest – and existing – residents,” Mayor Jim Bowlin said.
Wildwood’s newest residential community is The Villages at Brightleaf, between Taylor and Eatherton roads in the Town Center. This high-end residential complex not only complies with the City’s Master Plan and Town Center Regulations – which allow smaller lots than other parts of Wildwood – it will also provide quality homes for our residents. “Once completed, the community will incorporate the tenets of the City’s Town Center Plan by utilizing quality materials, creating beautiful streetscapes, and constructing extensive pedestrian facilities,” said Joe Vujnich, Wildwood’s Director of Planning. “In addition, those trees that were removed during construction will be replanted in the area at a greater total number than before.” An artist’s rendering of this particular residential area shows the balance between livable space and the great outdoors.
Mayor Bowlin added, “As we’ve had more developers interested in building new communities in Wildwood, we’ve listened to what our residents want. As a result, my Wildwood 2020 plan includes requiring larger and more varying lots in the Town Center. I’ve also obtained new protections for our largest ‘grand’ trees in all future developments to reduce or eliminate blanket clear cutting. I also led the opposition to stop the development proposed for the southwest corner of 100 and 109, until the developer agreed to preserve and add trees, include trails and use larger and more varying lot sizes.”
“These recent developments in Wildwood are truly a testament to how great our city is. Our evolution is inspired by you, our residents, who’ve decided to call Wildwood home. The City of Wildwood strives, and will continue to strive, to maintain that perfect balance between city and country, which has attracted so many people to live here and call this place home,” he said.