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Old 04-30-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Hi folks

We just began the process of purchasing a home in Wildomar. If all goes well we will become bonafide Wildomarians(or whatever they are called). I just wanted to get some feedback from folks who live in or around Wildomar for perspective. I saw that the city recently became incorporated. There is the temptation to compare it to Murrieta or Temecula but from what I've seen it is probably not a fair one since Murrieta and Temcula have been cities longer and better established. The schools, based on API alone are pretty average, but I'm not holding that against them since APIs dont always tell the whole story.

Wildomar appears much more rural. Was there overwhelming consensus to incorporate? I am wondering if the long time residents are open to change and what kind of future plans are in the works. I suppose the city stayed un-incorprate for so long for a reason. Is there resistance to losing the rural feel?

Anyway if there's anyone who can provide some feedback as to what kind of city and resident in Wildomar. Been perusing through the web and most stats and short news clips is what I get. Thought it would be nice to hear from residents and natives.

Thanks for your responses

Cheers
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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I'd be very weary if you have children esp near middle school and high school. High school goes to Elsinore which is not very good. We found what we thought to be our dream house in Wildomar, but because of the school situation I had to back out of the deal and we settled in Murrieta. Crime rates in Wildomar are also much higher than Murrieta although I think if you stay close to the south end near Murrieta it's fairly safe. However, if you're thinking long term if I were you I'd choose Murrieta even if you have to downgrade. The cost difference should'be be that much different to even consider the alternative of staying in Wildomar.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:52 AM
 
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I'd be very weary if you have children esp near middle school and high school. High school goes to Elsinore which is not very good. We found what we thought to be our dream house in Wildomar, but because of the school situation I had to back out of the deal and we settled in Murrieta. Crime rates in Wildomar are also much higher than Murrieta although I think if you stay close to the south end near Murrieta it's fairly safe. However, if you're thinking long term if I were you I'd choose Murrieta even if you have to downgrade. The cost difference should'be be that much different to even consider the alternative of staying in Wildomar.
Hi Thanks for your input.

Could you please elaborate on the school issue. Was there anything in particular other than lower API? Elsinore High School just made it to State Academic decathlon beating out several so called better schools around the area.

As far as crime - well there is crime every where

The weird thing is I have read the same thing about Murrieta from folks in Temecula. I suppose Wildomar is to Murrieta what Murrieta is to Temecula.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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I'd be very weary
Ack, that's an ugly mispelling. I meant 'wary'.

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Could you please elaborate on the school issue. Was there anything in particular other than lower API? Elsinore High School just made it to State Academic decathlon beating out several so called better schools around the area.

As far as crime - well there is crime every where

The weird thing is I have read the same thing about Murrieta from folks in Temecula. I suppose Wildomar is to Murrieta what Murrieta is to Temecula.
I have experience w/ Elsinore High since my kid did swimming and its held there 5 days a week 3+ hours a day definitely the crime is the main concern. You mentioned crime isn't a concern for you so maybe it's not an issue for you I'm sure your kid will be fine. Many families from Wildomar have their kids go to school in Murrieta but why would they do that if Wildomar doesn't have problems? You should visit it in person and you'll have a better idea. As far as academics, just because a very small handful of kids went to AD doesn't mean the rest of the kids at the school are good. Again, you should visit it in person and make a decision on your own in that aspect.

For most people crime statistics is an issue, so in your case I shouldn't have brought it up but I do wonder if crime isn't an issue , what exactly is?

Murrieta has been ranked #2 in safest cities in the entire country for numerous years in a row. Temecula has yet to ever make it top 10, however is a very safe city. If you meant about the education aspect of it, I'm not sure who is higher ranked. It's possible Temecula is better but I don't know if it's noticeable such as comparing Yale to Cal State Chico. It's probably closer to something like comparing Cal State Fullerton to Cal State Long Beach.
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