Driggs : Idaho

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What it's Like to Retire in Driggs

Driggs is a very small town on the southeastern border of Idaho - population 1,600.  The town is located in the Teton Valley and is home to many artists who come here to paint the scenery. Some see Driggs as a less expensive alternative to nearby Jackson, Wyoming. Photo of downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and Michael Lemmon.

 

Where to Retire in Driggs and Home Prices

According to City-data.com, the median sale price of a home in late 2014, was about $200,000.

 

What is special about Driggs

The Grand Targhee Resort ski area is 12 miles east of Driggs in Alta, Wyoming. Outdoor recreation and beauty are great here. Driggs is a very walkable community.

 

What is not special about Driggs

This is a very remote area and cold in the winter.

 

Who will like retirement in Driggs

People who like the outdoors.

 

Local economy is driven by

Construction, finance, accommodations and food service

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Driggs is on the Wyoming border in southern Idaho. The average January temperature is in the high teens, and the average July temperature is in the low 60s.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Teton Arts Council operates a 2,400-square-foot arts center with a ceramics studio and multi-use arts studio to encourage the arts in Driggs. The Teton Valley Foundation hosts "Music on Main" (series of live, outdoor musical concerts) during the summer months.

 

Crime

Crime rate is very low in Driggs.

 

Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Idaho Falls and Jackson (WY), 47 and 25 miles away.

 

Transportation

Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport

 

Valuable Links

City of Driggs, Idaho

 

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