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Old 04-26-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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We have visited and scouted out various areas in TO, NB, Westlake Village, Agoura. My husband is very fond of Wildwood, so we've been focussing our house hunt there. We have a young child who would attend Wildwood Elementary.
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:37 PM
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Its a good school, cheaper older homes and a quiet area. For us it was too far of a commute to the LA area...It's also kind of isolated and a bit of a drive to shopping. I drove around the neighborhood to the immediate west of the school and saw quite a few run down houses... If my budget was 700ish I would do it over most any other places in the area.
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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Thanks for the observations. Our budget happens to be 700ish And interest rates are rising by the second!

We are looking for quiet and a bit isolated, as we left LA partially due to overcrowding, and not wanting to raise our child right in the city. We were previously a 5-10 minute walk to just about anything, but it had it's drawbacks.

Hoping to find an area well suited to raising our child. An area with other families and kids around, etc.

Although I'm a bit worried about some things I read about mountain lions, snakes, and fires in Wildwood
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:00 PM
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I think you'll find what you are looking for out there. Most of your neighbors there will be like you, moved there for a safe area to raise their kids. I wouldn't worry about the wildlife if you don't buy a house backing up to the natural area. Just carry pepper spray on your walk in the wilderness if you are paranoid about mountain lions but they rarely are ever seen while the sun is up. Fires aren't an issue as most of what's out there is just bushes and cactus.

If I were you I would strongly consider anything feeding into Lang Ranch or Westlake Hills Elementary. Not a lot in the 700's but great schools too.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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Wildwood is a nice area, very scenic. Wildwood Park is however, definitely a wildfire risk, despite having generally low-profile plant life--they're called brushfires. Wildwood hasn't burned in the decades I've lived here. But, that's the risk we all carry living so close to nature. Sometime on weekends the streets around the park entrance get filled with cars of hikers, as the parking area is small and there have been some car break-ins as thieves know people will be gone for awhile. BTW, you can take the road in the park that goes all the way to the ocean!

Note: Unless you live walking distance from the school, you will need to drop off and pick up your child, because there are no school buses here.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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Thanks for the insights. I have read about the issue with parking around the park entrance, so we aren't considering any homes in that area.

We actually found a home this month in the Lang Ranch/Westlake zone, listed at $700k! I really liked it. Looked at another for just over $800k. But my financial comfort zone is the $700s. My husband still strongly prefers being a bit more "remote" in Wildwood. We are looking at a home there now, it will be walking dist to the school, but it DOES back up to the a natural area. It's elevated there, with amazing views. I still have my reservations of course.
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