Jackson Hole : Wyoming

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What it's Like to Retire in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is the name of one of the most gorgeous valleys on the planet.  Nature gets top billing in Jackson Hole, elevation 6500’. Surrounded by the jagged mountains of the Grand Tetons National Forest, the area offers unparalleled recreational and scenic opportunities as a retirement community. The Rockefeller Family was instrumental in saving this beautiful area from over-development. Most people tend to think of Jackson as a winter retreat. Adventurous skiers come from around the country for the Jackson Hole Ski Resort’s challenging ski runs. The cross country skiing is excellent. The summer season that is the most popular. People come for the hiking, outdoor sports, wildlife, and the beauty of its terrain. A herd of 10,000 elk lives in the area.

The town of Jackson, a few miles away from the Jackson Hole Resort, is a charming western town of 9,000 people. Interesting shops and restaurants, plus a public square, (don’t miss its entrance sculpture of hundreds of elk antlers), make it a popular tourist destination. The Silver Dollar Bar in the legendary Wort Hotel is also always worth a visit, with its bar inlaid with 2032 silver dollars. Many active adults come here for one season, living full-time somewhere else.

 

Where to Retire in Jackson Hole and Home Prices

Prices have tended to be quite expensive because there is a limited supply of privately available land. Almost any home or condo has a spectacular view of the mountains. The ski resort is located in the very small town of Teton Village, where ski-in ski-out condo prices can easily exceed $1 million. The median price of a home in Jackson was $525,000 in late 2014 according to City-Data.There are a few mobile home parks in the area that offer more economical living. Surrounding towns like Wilson are less expensive.

 

What is special about Jackson Hole

• Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee and Snow King Ski Resorts • Grand Teton National Parks • Western town of Jackson • Golf courses • 10,000 elk herd on display all winter • Great cross country skiing and hiking • No state income tax
 

What is not special about Jackson Hole

Crowds in season;  Jackson Hole is off the beaten track

 

Who will like retirement in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole attracts a community of retirees who want to live in the mountains and tend to enjoy nature and outdoor sports.
 

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, retail, services, and real estate are important to the economy.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

Jackson Hole is a valley in West-central Wyoming. The average elevation is 6500 with mountain peaks going over 10,000. Yellowstone is about 90 miles from here.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Jackson Hole culture is built around its proximity to nature and outdoor sports
 

Crime

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Medical facilities

St Johns Hospital is in Jackson
 

Transportation

Jackson Airport is just 9 miles from Jackson.  Jackson Hole is not a walkable community.

 

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Facts about JACKSON HOLE
  • State: WY
  • Environment: Rural,Mountain,Outdoor Oriented,Biking Community,Equestrian,Resort Community,
  • 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: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: jfb

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