Village of Wilde Lake, Columbia, MD
About Village of Wilde Lake
Consisting of ten villages that are self-contained, Wilde Lake is a community that had intensive planning from its inception in the late 1960’s. It is actually a 22-acre man-made reservoir with the village surrounding it. Both are named for Frazar B. Wilde, a past chairman of the board of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. Since it was the first created, Wilde Lake is considered the historic district. It was created to emphasize the importance of human values over economics and engineering. The village concept is aimed at providing a small town feel.
The village consists of three neighborhoods. They are Running Brook, Bryant Woods and Faulkner Ridge; all named after famous writers or literature. It is a definite rural setting and has numerous miles of walking paths. With brisk winters and hot, muggy summers, Columbia has a humid, subtropical climate.
Schools in Village of Wilde Lake
Wilde Lake has three elementary schools, Bryant Woods, Faulkner Ridge and Running Brook. There is also Wilde Lake Middle School and Wilde Lake High School. The high school was the first in the country to incorporate individual study packages for self-paced study and is well-known for its performing arts program. It also has exceptional seasonal sports teams including football, soccer, golf and cross country (both boys and girls teams). The Wildecats are state champion winners in football, soccer, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, track & field and tennis. Zach Brown, NFL linebacker for the Tennessee Titans is one of the notable alumni of Wilde Lake High School.
Below is a map of other schools, public and private, that can be found in an around the Village of Wilde Lake:
Wilde Lake Amenities
There is the Columbia Swim Center containing three indoor pools and “Splashdown”, a water slide. Outdoor pools are also located in each neighborhood. Within the Columbia Community there is a wealth of activities and things to do for entertainment. If you’re a horse enthusiast, you’ll love the equestrian center. There is roller skating and ice skating as well as a skateboard park. You can practice your hitting at the batting cages and there are courts for all the “balls”; volleyball, basketball, football and racquetball. Plan on visiting one or all three of the lakes; Wilde Lake, Lake Kittamaqundi and Lake Elkhorn, and enjoy boating in addition to fishing and sailing.
Columbia boasts a large mall with five anchor department stores; Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JCPenny and Sears. There is also an AMC 14-screen movie theater, Cheesecake Factory, L.L.Bean, Bank of America and 200 additional stores and restaurants. Other places to shop include Columbia Crossing I and II, Snowden Square, Gateway overlook and Dobbin Center.
Health care is provided by Howard County General Hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. In the Columbia Gateway industrial park is a Kaiser Permanente facility. Righttime Medical Care center and Patient First are two of several clinics.
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