What Are the Best Places to Live in Wyoming?


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A list of the best places to live in Wyoming includes: Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Rock Springs and Sheridan. Livability and MarketWatch confirm the lure of these Wyoming cities. Casper, the second largest city with 55,000 residents, is a cultural center with attractions including the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Tate Geological Museum and the Casper Planetarium. Casper is within easy driving distance of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

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What Are the Best Places to Live in Wyoming?
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The state capitol Cheyenne is home to 60,000 people, the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Symphony. Cody is home to "Old Trail Town," a collection of 19th century buildings that capture the feel of a Wyoming frontier town. Cody is the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park and home to some of the best fly fishing in America in streams like the Shoshone River.

Forty percent of the nation's coal is produced near Gillette, a prosperous community of 23,000 with several cultural amenities including the AVA Art Center, the Gillette Jazz Festival and the Summer Melodrama. Rock Springs, a city of 23,000 with an energy based economy, has abundant outdoor activities including the Killpecker Sand Dunes and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Experience the Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour, home to some of the world’s largest wild horse herds. Rock Springs also hosts a county fair called Wyoming’s Big Show, the Blues and Brews Festival, the Rod and Rails Festival and an International Festival.

With 17,500 residents and a diverse economy, Sheridan is a welcoming town with a thriving old-west style main street. A hiker's paradise with beautiful trails in the Bighorn Mountains and foothills, Sheridan is also considered Wyoming's golf paradise with four public courses nearby.

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