Wildhorse is an East Davis neighborhood located east of Pole Line and north of Covell. It is a suburban subdivision and contains a large golf course by the same name. Not to be confused with the proposed and rejected Wildhorse Ranch residential development.
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2006-05-29 21:53:15 I got lost driving in wildhorse about 20 minutes ago... there are too many roundabouts there.. unless there is just one... and i went around it a bunch of times. —JulienBiewerElstob
2006-05-29 23:43:15 According to someone I was speaking with at Farmer's Market, when the neighborhood was built all of the advertised affordable housing was sold to blood relatives of the developers and then resold at market rate value. I am trying to substantiate this. Does anyone else know? —RobRoy
Without any other information from other sources, I would not give that story any credit at all. There are a lot of people who don't like any developments in Davis and will say crazy things. This is because, claiming that they like the non-existent "small town feel", they really don't want their own property values reduced or they have been brainwashed by such property owners. The only real way to stop development is to start handing out contraception. —NickSchmalenberger
I'm trying to do some research on this. It seems there was considerable controversy regarding 4 affordable housing sales that were then resold at market value two years after their purchase. The homes were sold at rates from $140,000 to $143,000. The home owners followed all relevant laws and repaid their $15,954 in city affordable housing loans. One homeowner had reportedly owned another house in a different location in Davis. The incident caused debate about the affordable housing policy's merits. [sources: Davis Enterprise: "Davis will investigate affordable home sales" (2002-8-02) and 2002-7-31 Davis Enterprise: "Affordable housing questioned" (2002-7-31)] It's possible some of these people were relatives of the developers but I can't find any information indicating this in the Enterprise's archives. There is a hint, however, that something was amuck: "Developers are not required to meet a set of standards for choosing who is awarded the homes." Let's try and do some more research and integrate these comments in a bit. In particular, the Enterprise may not have all the details. Old Aggies might provide some more information, but they are not searchable on the net so someone will have to take a trip to Sheilds. —PhilipNeustrom
According to this: http://www.cityofdavis.org/housing/pdfs/AMBAG_presentation.pdf there were "52 for-sale affordable houses" in wildhorse, so four doesn't seem like a very big deal. Lots of people sell houses after only living in them for two or three years and it seems likely to me that many of the 52 would have been sold even if they weren't originally "affordable" given that the real estate market has been high. -NickSchmalenberger
2006-12-18 20:31:50 For those looking for Christmas lights, Henri Court in Wildhorse is nicknamed "Candy Cane Lane," and is considered one of the best neighborhoods for lights. —JanelleAlvstadMattson