Retire in Wyoming, where there is affordable housing, no state income tax, and overwhelming beauty.
As the least populated state in the union, antelope, elk, buffalo, and bears often outnumber the residents. There are very few places left where you can have the privacy and freedom that you can find in Wyoming.
Many retirees, who are looking to get away from the urban rat race, are moving to Wyoming.
From the wide open spaces, mountains, forest, waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes, Wyoming is an outdoor paradise.
However, this is a state of extremes - from its landscapes to its weather.
The summers are wonderful in the mountains and the fall is beautiful with the turning leaves on the aspens. But the winters are long and rough - below zero temperatures and deep snows can appear from November to June.
The prairies of Southeast Wyoming support farming and ranching. There are cattle, sheep, and vast stretches of wheat fields in this area.
These plains give way to mountain ranges. Two of these ranges are the Laramie Mountains and the Medicine Bow Range (known locally as the Snowy Range).
The winters are long and the winds howl across these plains, but if you enjoy the beauty of the area and don't mind the isolation, this may be the area for you.
Southwest Wyoming is a stark, high desert landscape - with more cliffs, buttes, and ridges than found in Southeast Wyoming.
There is plenty of wide-open spaces for antelope, deer, elk, and moose to roam freely.
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With breathtaking scenery and wide-open spaces, Northwest Wyoming is the home of such national wonders as Yellowstone National Park, The Grand Teton National Park, Bighorn Canyon, Wind River Canyon, and the Shoshone National Forest.
This is a rugged but beautiful area to retire in.
In the summers, residents and visitors can enjoy hiking, fly fishing, rock climbing, boating, mountain biking, paragliding, and river rafting.
During the winters, there is plenty of cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
Powder River and the Devils Tower National Monument are the natural wonders associated with the Northeast region of Wyoming.
Bordered by the Big Horn Mountains on the west, South Dakota to the east, and Montana to the north, this region has some beautiful landscapes.
A few of the favorite towns for retirees in this area are Buffalo, Gillette, Sheridan, and Sundance.
Central Wyoming has the most "Western Landscape" in Wyoming.
This part of Wyoming has pretty much remained the same throughout the years.
The land goes from plains to tree covered mountains.
The area includes several reservoirs, including Glendo and Guernsy State Parks.
Favorite retiree towns in this area include Casper, Douglas, and Wheatland.
Wyoming is a land of wide-open spaces and scenic beauty.
For those who love the outdoors and can tolerate the long winters, Wyoming can be the best state to retire in.
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