Sheridan : Wyoming

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What Sheridan is like for active adults

Sheridan, named after the Civil War general, is an old cattle town of 17,000 in north central Wyoming. It is close to the Montana border and between South Dakota's Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park.  The downtown evokes the old west with its shops, hotels, bars, and over 30 historic structures. Sheridan was ranked number one by the True West Magazine in 2006 among the Top Western Towns.The big event of the year is the WYO Rodeo which attracts tourists from far and wide for its events and reenactments. Lovers of outdoor sports like camping, hiking, fishing, skiing,  and wildlife in the nearby Big Horn Mountains. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia (city scene by Vasiliymeshko and Trail End by IreneWyo).

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

Median home price in mid 2012 was in the high $100's, with Zillow reporting the median list price to be $229,000. Average real estate taxes are in the high $900's.

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What is special about this retirement community

Buffalo Bill Cody used to audition talent for his wild west shows from the steps of the Sheridan Inn. Trail End Historic Site is a museum that was formerly home to rancher and former U.S. Senator John Kendrick. Sheridan Main Street Historic District - Main Street from Burkitt to Mandel streets. and the Sheridan Historic Railroad District. Sheridan was named one of America’s Best Places to Live and Visit. Wyoming has no state income tax.

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What is not special about this retirement community

It is cold in winter and a long way from just about anywhere. Once the tourist season is over it can get kind of lonely here. Sheridan is NOT the place it is being advertised to be unless one is rich.If you are looking for any kind of work and housing,better keep on trucking because the grass is NOT greener here.

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What kinds of people like retiring here

People who like living in the west near mountains. The population is a bit older than the national average and political views tend toward the conservative,like the rest of the state.

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Local economy is driven by

Tourism and agriculture are important to the local economy.Wages do not reflect the real cost of living in Sheridan.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Sheridan is cold and snowy in the winter,and the drivers can't seem to grasp the slick streets,which by the way,have a large amount of salt used on them causing a lot of rust on cars.The January average temp is 0 and the July average is 90. The closest city is Billings, MT, 130 miles away.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As a popular tourist trap,Sheridan has several hotels, restaurants, and many bars. WYO Rodeo and other festivals like the Sheridan Rodeo and Buffalo Bill Days definitely enliven the town.
Museums in Sheridan include the Sheridan County Museum and King's Saddlery Museum.

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Crime

Crime rate is about one half the national average,depending where you live in town.

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Medical facilities

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an 88-bed facility with a specialty in intensive care. There is a Veterans Administration hospital at the site of the former Fort Mackenzie which is not really a hospital,but more of a drug and alcohol clinic for veterans with these problems.

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Transportation

The Sheridan Trolley runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. I 90 runs outside of town.

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Sheridan Travel and Tourism

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What people are saying about Sheridan

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I\'m considering moving to sheridan to live during the warmer months. One of the things I like about the area that was not mentioned is that Sheridan has a community college. The only other Wyoming town that has a college is Larime. I love to hear from anyone familiar with the area and what you like or don\'t like.
Posted by btcollins on October 15, 2012

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Facts about SHERIDAN
  • State: WY
  • Environment: College Town,Mountain,Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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