Sheridan : Wyoming


What It Is Like to Retire in Sheridan

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.


Where to Retire in Sheridan and Home Prices

 Zillow reports the median home value to be $303,816 in mid-2021. 


What Is Special about Sheridan

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.


What Is Not Special about Sheridan

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.


Who Will Like Retirement in Sheridan

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.


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.


Climate and Physical Environment

Sheridan is cold and snowy in the winter. The January average temp is 0 and the July average is 90. The closest city is Billings, MT, 130 miles away.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As a popular tourist destination,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.



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


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.



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


Valuable Links

Sheridan Travel and Tourism


What people are saying about Sheridan

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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