Wyoming, Wyoming

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Gillette, WY

Brown and empty. - 9/7/2017

I've lived in Wyoming my entire life, (I'm 19) and I find it to be the type of place for a very specific kind of person, which I'm not. If you like camping, skiing, or other outdoor activities, then you'll love Wyoming. You're never more than half an hour from nowhere here. If you like to do things other than outdoor activities, then you would be better off looking elsewhere, unless you enjoy six hour drives to Denver to find something to do. The climate is very dry, and very prone to sudden weather changes. The winters get extremely cold (There have been entire months where it never got above 10 degrees at any point) and the summers are very dry and hot. Most summers are around 80 in June, 90-95 with spikes of 100 in July, and 85-90 in August. Expect the smell of grassfires in the summer to be constant, as they start regularly here. Everywhere you look outside of a town (and inside most towns here) you will find seas of tall brown (or green in the spring) grass. Very few trees unless you go to Yellowstone or the Black Hills towards the eastern parts of the state. Expect extremely heavy snow (12 inches plus on the ground) from November to March, or sometimes even April. The job market is very much centered around the fossil fuel industry. If you only have a high school education or a 2 year degree you can make well over 50k a year working at a mine or oil field here. Many of the schools have multiple tech classes to teach high school students trades like automotive, diesel mechanics, welding, and a few others. Which brings me to education. Wyoming spends a very large amount of money on education compared to other states. Most schools are fairly well kept and nice. The class sizes are smaller than the average in the country. Wyoming also has very low taxes and very lax laws. Gun laws are especially lax here, and you will very often see people open carrying all manner of firearms. In Wyoming any resident can open carry any weapon at any age, including long rifles. If you dislike guns, or do not support gun control, I would definitely advise not going here. Politically this state is extremely conservative, in all age groups. Overall, I would honestly say Wyoming is a decent place to live if you want to live somewhere away from people, and if you like the outdoors. It's very flat, it's very open, and it's very barren.

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Riverton, WY

Summers are Beautiful - 1/23/2016

Because of the clean air, sunny skies and beautiful mountain ranges, Wyoming is an incredible place to be from May through September. However winters are very long and cold, so this is when you escape to sunnier climates.

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Laramie, WY

Laramie, NO BIG TIME! - 8/30/2014

This is very true, Laramie is horrible, very cold and windy, short summers, depressing and gloomy little sun, expensive and very limited, I will be here for another two years for my PhD, the school became expensive after they raised the fees, limited GA`s and assistance. I hate Laramie.

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Bulls Gap, TN

Wyoming as Home - 3/30/2013

Wyoming is a Republican state. Period. Even if you live in Jackson, the views are conservative and political life rules social life. There are many young people who are solitary. A re-occuring thought is that each person is a solitary unit, with a sort of cowboy like, outlaw existence. Don't come here unless you want to be a cowboy or marry one. The old families in town have a very unique mean streak and control everything. Mountains are beautiful, its VERY cold, (-20+ in Dec, Jan, Feb mornings) Skiing is FANTASTIC. Hope you enjoy it.

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Salt Lake City, UT

Missing Northwestern Wyoming - 3/9/2010

I have lived in various western states and the mid-west. I was blessed to live in Cody, WY for over 12 years and greatly miss it. The people are genuine, friendly and the clear days summer or winter are refreshing. Wyoming has some of the best public schools and the lowest taxes in the US. There are exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities and even a low cost recreation center for indoor activities. I would move back to this Northwest part of Wyoming if I could. I have been living in the Salt Lake City, UT area and there is no comparison, it is like the dark ages. Wyoming will always be home. If you are looking for what America use to be a clean country with values and a pioneer spirit, you can find it in Wyoming.

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Rock Springs, WY

great places - 5/5/2009

wyoming is a great place to live.

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Sheridan, WY

sucks - 3/8/2009

nothing to do.

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Riverton, WY

Great Place - For Some - 10/11/2007

Riverton, Wyoming, is a fine place to live. The crime rate is relatively low, the cost of living is moderate, and Wyoming takes education seriously and invests in their schools. However, if one is looking for a place with (or near) some nice amenities, the Riverton area is not it. For those who like various forms of outdoor recreation, Wyoming is great.

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Cheyenne, WY

No Crime! - 2/5/2007

No major crime in Cheyenne, that is a joke! I moved here from NYC and I am ready to move back. First of all my car was broken into with all 4 doors locked, luckily I am from NY and I do not keep valuables in the car and nor do I keep my car unlocked, that never happened to me in NY. People drink and smoke way too much and the meth problem is just terrible. I have to deal with noisy neighbors and stupidity from young people, which is why it is hard for people under the age of 25 to rent in NY. I see many people here that just live unhealthy lifestyles and obesity is pretty much the norm. I am used to clean cut men and here they all look as if they were on all night benders seven days a week. I guess dirty jeans , sneakers and looking like you were never introduced to a razor or a barber's chair is what you all call dressed to the tea. The women here are no better. In NYC woman care about their appearance and dress for success. I am in my 40's and I eat right, exercise and make sure that I always look my best when I am out and about. I do not look my age and I see girls here that look 10 years older than me due to the excess in beer consumption and chain smoking. If you never been out of Cheyenne I guess you would think that Cheyenne has alot to offer, as for the history channel, culture is best absorbed when you live it and breathe it not by turning on the TV with a beer in one hand and the remote in another.

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