Casper is an underrated place to live. People seem to scoff at the idea of living here because it is Wyoming and because it is not pretty, there are no huge mountains nearby. For those of you who like a little more than scenary in life, Casper is for you. This is not to say that the scenary here is not pretty, there are some smaller mountains within minutes of town, but it is no Jackson. People move here because they are looking for gainful employment, not because it has pretty mountains or a big beautiful lake nearby to look at. There are a couple of reservoirs nearby though. This is not a town full of LA transplants who leave their hometown just to change a new town into a mini-LA. Casper has any store that you need with the exception of any major bookstore. If you do not need to have every store under the sun, Casper is for you. Casper is in a high desert so that means that both extremes of temperatures are reached, including some of the worst blizzards that can be seen. If you can deal with that, Casper is for you. Even though the population is over 50,000 with the surrounding areas, it has a small town feel. The people here are very friendly and open-minded, contrary to the popular belief of what Wyoming people are like. If you like genuine people and you yourself are that way, Casper is for you. Even though there is a lot of money here with the mining, most of the people here are blue collar, therefore, they know what it is like to work for a living. In short, if you are willing to put up with extremes of weather, you do not need stunning scenary, and you work for a living, you will be accepted in this town. If not, do yourself and everyone a favor and stay out. I'm sure Jackson will accept you.