Wyoming is a great place to retire for those older active adults or those who just want to sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery. If you are looking for a state where you can enjoy the outdoors, Wyoming is a great option because it is a place with lots of blue skies and sunshine. If you’re looking at retirement from a financial perspective, Wyoming has no state income tax, state inheritance, or estate tax. Either way you look at it, here are some of the best cities in Wyoming to retire according to
Cheyenne, which is the state capital, provides a great balance of beautiful countryside and city life for retirees. The population here is about 60,000 and offers great healthcare, art galleries, a civic center, museums, and a community college. Cheyenne also has its own retirement community.
With 54,000 residents, Casper has the feel of a somewhat larger city. It also offers a good balance between the outdoors and cultural activities. Between the North Platte River and Casper Mountain, there are all kinds of outdoor activities for retirees to choose from. There are also museums, a planetarium, theater groups, restaurants and night clubs. Casper has a retirement community of its own as well.
Cody has a population of around 9,000 and still exudes the "Old West" lifestyle. Cody is known as the Rodeo Capital of the World and appeals to those retiring because of its breathtaking scenery, quality hotels, restaurants museums, and its medical facility.
Laramie is a college town with around 28,000 residents. The town has lots of bars and night clubs as well as great outdoor activities. This is a great place for retirees who want to pull in that college spirit along with the typical Wyoming experience.
Evanston has a population of around 12,000 and is another great little town for retirees. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy with Bear River flowing through the center of the town. There is also a theater, community college, and Evanston Regional Hospital to fall back on.
Sheridan is known as Wyoming's Golf Capital with four championship courses that are popular with those who are retired. With the Big Horn Mountains, there are lots of outdoor activities as well as unique stores, museums, and a great medical facility.
7. Green River
Green River is a town with the river flowing through its center and a backdrop of rugged hills. Retirees have access to continuing ed classes, a golf course, a medical center, water park, bike park and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Jackson is a great place to retire if you like a more upscale lifestyle. There are luxury resorts, fine restaurants and spas. There are lots of outdoor activities including a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. One side note is that the cost of housing has gone through the roof in this area.
Gillette is another good option for retirement. It has a population of around 31,000 and offers a great selection of parks, restaurants, breweries, golf courses, community facilities, and there is always something going on at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event facility. Gillette also has a nice retirement community.
10. Rock Springs
Rock Springs is another town well-suited for retirees. Rock Springs is known for its diverse and rich culture which is celebrated each summer. Western Wyoming Community College offers great continuing ed. classes for seniors and Old Village Hall adds to the ambiance of the downtown area. The Sweetwater County Events Complex is a great place to hang out for carnivals and concerts.