Wilder Orinda

Does anyone know anything about the Wilder neighborhood in Orinda? We just discovered it and the homes are beautiful. What is it like to live there? Are there still opportunities to build? Pros and cons? Thank you!

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RE: Wilder Orinda ()

Hi - 

Here are my thoughts:

- it’s a bit isolated; you have to get on the freeway to access schools and stores

- it’s a good value in terms of price per square footage; compared to a 1000sf house in Berkeley selling for $1.4m.

- it can be very cold in evenings when wind and fog roll in

- great amenities with sports fields, pool, club house etc.

- large non-white population (mostly Asian)

RE: Wilder Orinda ()

I only know that kids from Wilder will attend Wagner Ranch Elementary and there is a school bus that takes kids from Wilder to Wagner Ranch. Wagner Ranch is impacted and the student population is very big. You are isolated from town and you will need to jump in your car to go anywhere, but the homes are nice and the neighborhood is friendly. Good Luck!

RE: Wilder Orinda ()

I live next door and have been there a number of times for events.  It is very expensive, no schools, no shops/stores, and there's a nice sport's field.  I think there's only one road in and out. To get anywhere you have to get on a freeway.  If there's a fire/natural disaster you are trapped.  I don't think there's any fire or police services. It's still a construction zone; I can see two new houses being built. In my opinion the freeway really isolates you. To get to the store, schools, friends, restaurants, from Orinda.  If you have the money you could build a very nice house.  You are probably looking in the the $2.5M+ range and from what I understand they are not selling well.

Hope this helps