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Most Popular Spots in Wyoming to Retire

By    |   Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016 07:25 PM

Retirement in Wyoming is a wise decision, according to Bankrate. The Cowboy State tops the list of the best states for retirees due to low crime, taxes, and cost of living.

“Your dollar will go much further in Wyoming than in New York,” said Chris Kahn, research and statistics analyst at Bankrate, according to AARP.

So, where are the cities that seniors retire to in Wyoming? Here are the four most popular spots.

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1. Cheyenne
The capital city of Wyoming is the economic center of the state, according to Top Retirements. It is also Wyoming’s largest city at 62,000 people and is located only 100 miles from Denver, Colorado.

2. Casper
Affordability and accessibility are significant draws for seniors to Casper. Located in central Wyoming, the city of 55,000 people has a median home value of $179,000, far below the national average of $205,000, according to Livability. It also benefits from Wyoming’s lack of a state income tax as well as low sales taxes. Casper gives retirees immediate access to Wyoming Medical Center, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive health care provider, featuring a 719,000-square-foot campus. The city also boasts a 2.8-percent unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the country, according to Sperling’s Best Places.

3. Laramie
As home to the University of Wyoming, Laramie is popular with both seniors and younger adults, according to Top Retirements. Located near the southern border of the state, Laramie’s small-town feel with a population of 30,000 is appealing to retirees. One of its strongest attractions for seniors is its miniscule unemployment rate of 2.5 percent, according to Sperling’s Best Places. Laramie’s robust economy is due in large measure to the state’s flagship university, which employs over 3,000 people for a student body of 12,700, according to university data.

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4. Jackson
Livability ranked Jackson one of the best 100 small towns to live in. This popular resort area is the priciest region in Wyoming, but for retirees who can afford to live here it offers a vast array of fun activities to get involved in around the calendar, including skiing, nearby Yellowstone National Park and arts, shopping, restaurants, and culture.

Jackson also meets seniors’ needs for quality health care through ready access to St. John’s Medical Center as well as the town’s emphasis on fitness and exercise through hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

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