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Official News

The Wildwood Independent is the Official News publication for the affluent Lake Wildwood community since 1976. It features the “Official News” of the Lake Wildwood Association, which is the governing body for the community; in this respect, it is unique. It is the ONLY newspaper direct-mailed to every resident and property owner. If you want to reach this market, reach 100% of it EXCLUSIVELY in TWI!


4000 copies are printed twice-monthly. These are direct-mailed to every home in Lake Wildwood and to non-resident property owners who reside in many states and several foreign nations. This US Postal delivery to 100% of Lake Wildwood property owners is not provided by any other newspaper. In addition, about 400 copies are distributed to residents of the surrounding local area and to prospective new residents through local real estate offices, various area businesses, and the Lake Wildwood Association.

Reader Interest

Lake Wildwood’s residents and property owners respond to TWI with an extraordinary degree of interest and participation, as evidenced by their volume of “Letters to the Editor” and their contributions of editorial features, columns, club news, and photographs. In that sense, readers also help to produce the newspaper, to such an extent that TWI doubled its publishing schedule in 1996 from once to twice a month.


The Lake Wildwood Association relies upon TWI to publish its “Official News” in each edition and pays for this service, even though the Association has other means of communicating with residents through its own newsletter and by mail. On occasion, the newspaper’s importance and credibility have been demonstrated by public reactions which have caused the Association’s Board of Directors to revise its governing decisions. This effectiveness can be extended to well-planned advertising programs directed to the specific interests of the community.

Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood is a prestigious 2,300-acre residential development 10 miles west of Grass Valley and 70 miles northeast of Sacramento. Access to the community is controlled at two security gates. There are 2,836 lots and more than 2,500 homes. Among the amenities are: the Lake, Golf Course, Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Tennis Courts, Swim & Tennis Clubs, Swimming Pool, Marina, Campground, and Parks.


Frequently regarded as a community of affluent retirees, Lake Wildwood actually has a diverse population (about 6,000). Retired professionals, who are very active in community affairs and social organizations, represent about 50 percent of the population. The other half consists largely of owners and executives of area businesses, government employees (including Beale Air Force Base), and self-employed entrepreneurs who work at home (including nationally recognized authors and consultants). These residents support more than 20 local clubs devoted to interest in computers, sports, the arts, and civic affairs. Lake Wildwood children comprise about 60 percent of enroll- ment in the two campuses of the excellent Pleasant Valley School District.