Wildwood is an attractive neighborhood of meticulously maintained single-family residences bordered by sprawling forest preserves on the northwest edge of Chicago. For wilderness excursions, Wildwood residents can explore the thicket of trees right beyond their backyard, but when the locals want to play ball, take classes, get in a game of tennis, talk a brisk walk, or socialize with their neighbors, they visit the neighborhood's beloved namesake public park. Back on the home front, Wildwood inhabitants live in some of the most desirable real estate in Chicago. The large residential blocks boast an assortment of well-kept Georgians, Colonials, English Tudors and brick ranches on oversized, perfectly landscaped lots shaded by massive oaks and maples. Because of its incredible natural beauty and minor presence of commerce, Wildwood is more reminiscent of open countryside than cosmopolitan city.