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. Two celebrities you have heard of, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, recently moved here and have become the town's most famous new residents. 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 value was $309,000 in early 2020, according to Zillow.
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.
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.
Who Will Like Retirement in Cody
Those with a lot of money, and those who love small town life near the great outdoors.
Local Economy is Driven by
Climate and Physical Environment
Cody cycles through four seasons, with very cold winters and hot summers. It is located in the northwest corner just south of Bozeman, Montana and on the eastern edge of Yellowstone.
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.
Crime in Cody is about half the national average.
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.
Yellowstone Regional Airport; Cody is above average in walkability when compared to other communities.
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