You might now LOVE Wyoming if… It is no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE living in Wyoming, specifically living in Casper Wyoming. Wyoming life is completely for me! Maybe you should NOT move to Wyoming if you hate breathtaking views!, if world-class hunting and fishing are not your thing, if you can’t handle a little wind, if your happy place is a large, busy, and bustling city and there are more!
Sometimes your job takes you to new places. Sometimes you have to move to find a better job, or school for your family. And sometimes you decide it is simply for a change. There are all sorts of reasons people move. Whatever your reason is for moving, you might want to think long and hard about moving to Wyoming. Hi, I’m Alisha Collins with RE/MAX The Group and the Alisha Collins Real Estate Team.
I am going to tell you a little bit more about why you might not want to move to Wyoming.
Don’t move to Wyoming if you don’t wanna see wildlife on your way to work. Of course you can see squirrels and bunnies every day. And I do understand sometimes, you can see these creatures everywhere, right? Other cities? But here, you can see wild turkeys, antelope, deer. Seriously, they are daily visions around here. Skunks can be, too, but no one really wants to see them. If you are really lucky, or live in just the right town in Wyoming, you might even get to see elk or even moose on your way to work.
Don’t move to Wyoming if you hate snow. The Wyoming landscape is varied and so is the annual snowfall within the state. Some of the areas with lower elevations only see 15 to 20 inches of snow annually. In contrast, the mountains near Yellowstone National Park often get over 200 inches of snow every year. Since Casper is my home, I will use that as the example. Casper averages just 22.8 days per year, that it snows more than 1/10 of an inch. If that doesn’t seem like much to you, though, keep in mind, during those 22 days, we accumulated over 75 inches of snow. So if you don’t like the occasional white Christmas and you don’t want to enjoy basically every snow sport there is, then you probably don’t wanna move to Wyoming.
Don’t move to Wyoming if you can’t handle a little wind. Okay, so depending on where you may live in Wyoming, it could be more than a little bit of wind. Wyoming is one of the top 10 windiest states. While our average wind speed is a little over 20 miles per hour, which doesn’t seem that bad, we do have some pretty nasty wind gusts reaching over 80 miles an hour in some areas.
Don’t move to Wyoming if world class hunting and fishing are not your thing. Wyoming is home to some of the best hunting and fishing around. From world class fly fishing on the North Platte River, and in many of our lakes, to big game hunting throughout the state, Wyoming really provides some amazing hunting and fishing opportunities. Remember that varied landscape I mentioned? We have prairies, high plain deserts, river valleys, and mountains, all offering a variety of hunting opportunities you won’t find in any other state. I don’t think any other state in the country offers such a wide selection of game as Wyoming does. Everything from bison to bighorn sheep, and from upland birds to deer and elk and a whole lot more.
Don’t move to Wyoming if you hate breathtaking views. Remember those prairies? Sure, they are flat, but it is pretty amazing to see the vastness of Wyoming spread out in front of you. And sunrises and sunsets are pretty hard to beat. High plains deserts? Check out the Red Desert, sandstone towers and deep canyons, shifting sands. Oh, and the mountains. Over 100 different named mountain ranges and sub-ranges. You may have heard of one or two. You know, like Tetons or the Bighorns, just to name a couple of the more well-known ranges. Whether you are looking at the mountains or looking down from the mountains, both offer breathtaking views. Don’t move to Wyoming.
Don’t move to Wyoming if you don’t like to actually see the stars at night. Sure, there’s a little light pollution in some of the larger cities, but you can still see a lot of the stars from your backyard right in the middle of town. Want to see the whole galaxy? Okay, so maybe not the entire galaxy. It will just seem like it. Simply head outta town, even 10 minutes, and you will be amazed at what you can see. I can’t even describe how amazing the view of the night sky can be when you’re living or camping in Wyoming.
Don’t move to Wyoming if you like those long, hectic commutes and heavy traffic. When it comes to commute times, in most Wyoming cities and towns, you can travel completely across the town in less than 25 minutes, cutting your morning commute down to a mere minutes instead of hours, like it is in some more populated states. Now you might find yourself in a long distance commute situation if you live in one city and work in another. Many of our cities and towns are pretty far apart. So you could end up driving for a while if you decide to live a town away from your job. You might drive far but it would be very unusual to find yourself stuck in traffic for hours.
Don’t move to Wyoming if your happy place is a large, busy and bustling city. Sure, we have some larger cities, but with a statewide population of under 600,000. Yes, we are under 1 million. Can you believe that? Our largest city is nothing compared to many cities in nearby states. Cheyenne, our capital, has a population of 64,000 people. And Casper is around 59,000 people, while nearby Denver Metro has almost 3 million people. The city of Denver itself has a population of over 718,000 people. Larger than the entire state of Wyoming.
To sum it all up, don’t move to Wyoming if finding your new happy place with amazing views, hunting, wildlife, recreation and snow is not your thing. In that case, Wyoming may not be what you’re looking for. But remember, if you decide Wyoming is exactly what you’re looking for, give us a call. I love it here and I would love to help you find a place to love here too. We do have time for you.
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