Wyoming May 12, 2017
10 Things People Miss The Most About Wyoming When They Leave
Wyoming is an amazing place to live, but you can’t fault anyone for wanting to experience a different part of the country. Who among us doesn’t go through a period of mild wanderlust? The world is a big place, and some people want to see more than a tiny corner of it. With that being said, experiencing a mild case of homesickness is to be expected. Below are the top ten things people miss about Wyoming after they leave.
1. Small towns.
Regardless of your definition of what a small town is (to some people Cheyenne would be a small town), it’s hard to not feel a bit nostalgic for the less populated areas of the state. It can be nice not to have a neighbor in sight.
2. Knowing their neighbors.
However, neighbors are there even when you can't see them. Knowing them makes life a lot easier. You know who to ask when you need to borrow a snow blower, and you're equally as willing to lend a hand.
3. Little to no traffic.
You know what sucks? Having to sit through an hour of traffic on what should be a fifteen-minute drive. Know where that doesn’t happen? Wyoming.
4. Not having to pay income tax.
Wyoming is one of seven states where residents don’t have to pay income tax. That feels really good right around April 15th.
5. Living in the least populated state.
Some people really like big cities and being around a lot of people and there’s nothing wrong with that. Still, it's nice to know that we don't need to share this big, beautiful state too much.
6. One of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation.
According to WordAtlas, Wyoming is 48th in the nation when it comes to violent crime.
7. Low air pollution.
Low air pollution means an awesome view of the stars and no smog. So, Wyomingites get to stargaze to our heart’s content and live in towns that don’t smell like an old boot being used as an ashtray.
8. Friendly people.
Contrary to what individual experiences may have led you to believe, Time Magazine’s report on the "mood map" compiled by researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that Wyoming is statistically a state full of friendly people.
9. The Luxury Diner.
The Luxury Diner is both a great diner and a historical venue. It’s actually made from a refurbished trolley car, and the interior has remained largely unchanged since. The joint also has some of the best food in the state.
10. Taco John’s.
I’m well aware that Wyoming’s Taco John’s has a presence in states all over the country, but Wyoming has more than 2 dozen locations compared to other states which are lucky to have two. So unless you’re one of those people who prefers Taco Bell odds are you’re going to miss Wyoming’s Tex-Mex fast food chain.
If you’ve moved out of Wyoming, how many of these things did you miss? For those of you who’ve either moved into Wyoming or have lived here your whole life, what do you think you’d miss if you left?
Tell us all about it in the comments section below!