Hub of Wyoming
Casper is a nice town. The people are friendly for the most part and are very accepting of outsiders. They do not care where you are from as long as you work hard and don't have a bad attitude. The cost of living is reasonable and there are decent jobs to be had, although the majority of them are mining-related. The town has lots of big box stores and a very nice mall (one of only three in the state). Casper is the "big city" of Wyoming and so many events happen there. There are lots of outdoor activities as well. There is small ski resort on Casper Mountain, camping is available there, fishing on the Platte River, and there are some reservoirs nearby where you can have motorboats. Hunting is also readily available, especially for antelope and deer. The only negatives:
* Long, cold winters
* Very windy (not uncommon to have 60mph+ for days at a time)
* Not a good singles scene, particularly for men (many more men than women, this is all over Wyoming)
* Isolated (aside from Glenrock (approx. 25 miles away, pop. 2,371)and Douglas (approx 50 miles way pop. 5,675)it is a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hours to other towns. The next closest city is Cheyenne at about 175 miles away.
The only reason I left was due to a lay-off.