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Some developments like to say they have a “community feel.” Well, Wild Ridge truly is a community within itself. As you enter, you’re greeted by a large round-a-bout that makes driving a breeze as it branches off to the various phases—where home clustering on multiple cul-de-sacs provides communities within communities. It’s a neighborhood that’s not only eco-friendly it’s also just plain friendly.
A state of the art sewer treatment plant is located at Wild Ridge. For Homeowners - there are no field lines to deal with. This also allows house placement flexibility along with keeping more trees around. All homes have a water-tight tank with a pump installed in the front yard and the treatment plant does the rest of the work.
The HOA fees at Wild Ridge are minimal. Because Signal Mountain offers a community pool, play grounds, baseball fields & tennis courts - Wild Ridge offers nature - which keeps HOA fees lower than most.
Residents will enjoy hiking trails, seating areas, and a community garden. Butterfly and hummingbird gardens will accentuate the community gardens, which will also offer produce and fresh cut flowers for all who wish to participate. Children will enjoy an active lifestyle with creeks, boulders and an abundance of nature to explore.
A large factor in our choosing Wild Ridge was the developer, Jack Kruesi. He is a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain and is a man of principal, whose word is his bond. He is not a 'passive' investor type who cares only about a rate of return. Wild Ridge is all about partnering with nature, and that is apparent in the layout of this community. When buying new construction you become, at some point, subject to the whims of the builder. Wild Ridge prides itself on quality, and the builder upholds that tradition. We have been very impressed by the quality of the home and the builder's (Baker Homes) attention to detail. The communication too has been excellent, which was extremely important to us as we lived out of state and could not see the home in person on a regular basis. There are several amenities which are included in the purchase price, such as hardwood floors, crown molding and granite counter tops. When coupled with ten-foot tray ceilings and canned lights, the sense of luxury is apparent. The ability to customize the home was also a major benefit, with many of the customizations being within the purchase price budget (no additional charge). Some customizations were done at extra cost, which was made apparent up front and was very reasonable. There were no surprises. Wild Ridge is a wonderful place to live with its beautiful houses and friendly neighbors, situated in a forested area of Signal Mountain and surrounded by trees and open space. We are extremely pleased with our purchase and in calling Wild Ridge our home.
Wild Ridge was designed where all homes have access to open space. Creeks, Boulders & 113 Acres of Nature to Explore and Enjoy. Community Gardens. 4 miles of hiking trails to be phased in during construction. More outdoor adventures await. Signal Mountain offers plenty of hiking trails located near Wild Ridge!
Wild Ridge has partnered with top quality builders for the homes in the Cottages, Retreat & Bungalows. If you have selected a builder and would like to purchase a lot, please reach out to us to discuss.
Signal Mountain Home Values continue to rise with an expected 10% over the next year.
In 2020 Signal Mountain was ranked in the top ten "Best Places to Raise a Family in Tennessee." There are multiple restaurants, banks, boutiques, an athletic club, swimming pool and a country club with a fantastic golf course. Plus health care services, gas stations, dry cleaners and even the Alexian Village retirement community. It’s all right here on Signal Mountain.
As residents of Wild Ridge, your children are eligible to attend some of the highest ranked schools in Hamilton County and the State of Tennessee: Signal Mountain Middle/High School. Signal Mountain schools go from K-12 with dedicated faculty members and strong parental involvement. That same standard of excellence can be found at both Signal Mountain elementary schools—Nolan Elementary and Thrasher Elementary.
Wild Ridge, at build out, will have 199 homes. There is one entrance (which also means one exit), a traffic calming round-a-bout and all the roads are designed for slow speeds. Sidewalks are located on one side of the road throughout the community. In 2020, Signal Mountain ranked third as one of the Safest cities in Tennessee to live... continuing to move up the list year after year.
Wild Ridge is nestled in between a wonderful school system and the brand new state-of-the-art Fire & Rescue Station. Signal also has their own police department, recycle center, community center, library and parks and recreation department. You can visit here to learn more about the Town of Signal Mountain and all it has to offer.