Moving to Wildomar is a great plan if you have a new job in the town or don't mind commuting to one of the nearby cities for work. Or perhaps you plan to be one of the 18 percent of Wildomar city center residents who work from home? Either way, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding an apartment in Wildomar, where vacancy rates are higher than average, particularly in the city center. As long as you have a decent credit history and some proof of income, finding an apartment in a good area shouldn't take long at all.
City Center: With a vacancy rate of 16.1 percent, the city center is actually one of the easiest neighborhoods in which to find an apartment. Rents here are approximately average for the state of California and the city of Wildomar as a whole. Even though this area is in the heart of Wildomar, don't expect to be kept up all night; this area still has a quiet, suburban feel.
Stonewood Way/Ontario Way: This area has the advantage of bordering Lake Elsinore, which means that you'll have beautiful scenery on your doorstep. Even if you don't care for the great outdoors, this neighborhood's reasonable rents and average vacancy levels mean that Stonewood Way/Ontario Way is as good a place as any to look for a rental home. And who knows -- maybe next year you'll finally make a commitment to get in shape and take to jogging around the headland.
Iodine Springs Rd./Boylan Springs Rd: This part of town is the area between Iodine Springs Road and Boylan Springs Road. This is a great place to find a large, modern house to rent. The desirability of this area is reflected by the fact that the vacancy rate is lower here, at 7.0 percent, than in many other parts of the city. You'll find a house rental eventually, but it might be wise to budget an extra week or two to your search if you have your heart set on this area.
Sedco Hills: This is the newest part of the city, with the majority of homes having been built since 2000. If you are looking for that new, fresh, clean feel, then this is the place to be, but be warned that it could feel a little empty -- over 15 percent of properties are currently vacant. On the plus side, that means you should have no trouble finding a home to rent in Sedco Hills.
Once you are settled in Wildomar, your first priority should be to take a trip out to Lake Elsinore on the northwest edge of the city. It's open every day for boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, or just lazing on one of the public beaches if you don't feel like getting your feet wet. Don't worry -- if you start going into withdrawal for the bright lights of the big city, L.A. is only just over an hour's drive away. It almost goes without saying that you should keep a car if you move to Wildomar, as you may need to commute out of the city for work and will almost certainly want to get out for leisure reasons once in a while.