Cody : Wyoming

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What it's Like to Retire in Cody

One of the last places to be settled in the continental US, Cody, Wyoming still carries hints of the wild and outdoorsy old west. With a population of just under 10,000, it has a decidedly small-town feel among the scenic northwest corner of the state. It's a relatively popular tourist area, especially for those passing through to Yellowstone National Park 50 miles away. As far as the residents go, this is the home of ranchers and cowboys. Everything offered by the outdoors, from wildlife to recreation, is top notch here.

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Where to Retire in Cody and Home Prices

There is at least one 55+ community in the area.

The median home price was about $220,000 in late 2014 (City-Data.com).

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What is special about Cody

The Cody Senior Citizen Center is very active and provides everything from notary to transportation services. The outdoor recreation is exceptional, particularly fishing. 

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What is not special about Cody

The community has been transformed greatly from a western town in order to accommodate tourists. It is also a little hard to reach, particularly in the winter. Good jobs are scarce and pay low wages.Rents are high.

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Who will like retirement in Cody

Those with a lot of money.

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Local economy is driven by

Tourist money.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Cody cycles through four seasons, with very cold winters and hot summers.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The state-of-the-art Buffalo Bill historical center is home to everything from the Plains Indians Museum to the Buffalo Bill Museum itself. Cody's library is well-equipped and brings events and concerts to the area. Many bars cater to bikers in the summer,such as the Hells Angels.

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Crime

Crime in Cody is about half the national average.

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Medical facilities

At West Park Hospital there are 25 beds and the majority of patients would not recommend the facility to another,although Billings,Montana is not far and has better medical facilities.

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Transportation

Yellowstone Regional Airport; Cody is above average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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Valuable Links

Cody on Wikipedia

City of Cody

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Facts about CODY
  • State: WY
  • Environment: Mountain,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): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
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