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    I would suggest Riverton or Rawlins, due to the access of larger stores and good restaurants. But if you'd prefer a smaller town, maybe look into Wamsutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    I would suggest Riverton or Rawlins, due to the access of larger stores and good restaurants. But if you'd prefer a smaller town, maybe look into Wamsutter.
    I've always thought Bairoil looked nice, but I also love the cute little antique store in Jeffrey City.

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    I don't know, Rock River is on Soundpounder's list...perhaps bairoil, Jeffery City, and Wamsutter aren't that far-fetched.
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

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    Funny this thread came up. We are actually scheduled to be in Cody the beginning of Feb to look at a handful of small ranches in a few cities in the Big Horn Basin. Won't be for retirement though will be more a vacation type home at first and I doubt I'll try to become a resident at least in the near term due to other business opportunities elsewhere. Which brings me to a question, is there anything to do in Cody the first week of Feb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    I would suggest Riverton or Rawlins, due to the access of larger stores and good restaurants. But if you'd prefer a smaller town, maybe look into Wamsutter.
    Not many other places you can live in a railroad car, and have Chester's fried chicken right across the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyMountaineer View Post
    Not many other places you can live in a railroad car, and have Chester's fried chicken right across the road.
    And consider that fried chicken as "fine dining"....
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

    "They were still so young they hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by blb078 View Post
    Funny this thread came up. We are actually scheduled to be in Cody the beginning of Feb to look at a handful of small ranches in a few cities in the Big Horn Basin. Won't be for retirement though will be more a vacation type home at first and I doubt I'll try to become a resident at least in the near term due to other business opportunities elsewhere. Which brings me to a question, is there anything to do in Cody the first week of Feb?
    Bowling league and snowmobile club

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzH View Post
    I don't know, Rock River is on Soundpounder's list...perhaps bairoil, Jeffery City, and Wamsutter aren't that far-fetched.
    Geez thanks guys, I had trouble narrowing down to seven and you all throw in three more solid contenders.

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    I'm actually looking into moving my family to Wheatland.I chose that area to search due to the fact I'm a contractor and need quick access to the biggest populations.Puts me within an hour of Casper,Cheyenne and Laramie and slightly longer to Fort Collins area.Housing looks very reasonable there and some small acreage building lots.I would think I could find plenty of work covering an hour in any direction from there.Good fishing not too far away,unit 7 close for at least guaranteed antlerless tags,no shortage of deer or antelope.Plus I'm a yote trapper and it wouldn't bother me much to catch some of those pesky $300+ bobcats.
    There's some 3-5 acre building lots I'm interested in close to town.Id personally want to build my own home as I've done many for other people.Wife/kids want some livestock and raised gardens to keep her busy.That and filling a bunch of deer,antelope and elk tags should cut down on food bill,and figured on solar panels for my electric.
    Anybody have any warnings that I'm looking in the wrong area/town??

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    Quote Originally Posted by blb078 View Post
    Funny this thread came up. We are actually scheduled to be in Cody the beginning of Feb to look at a handful of small ranches in a few cities in the Big Horn Basin. Won't be for retirement though will be more a vacation type home at first and I doubt I'll try to become a resident at least in the near term due to other business opportunities elsewhere. Which brings me to a question, is there anything to do in Cody the first week of Feb?
    Museum of the West is nice, they have a pretty amazing gun collection. You could also go over to Yellowstone and go snowmobiling in the park. We did that 2 years ago and it was great. I think there is a small ski area close but I havenít been there.
    "Experience is the best teacher, but it doesn't have to be your experience that you learn from." - Jim Wideman

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    How important is being able to get to a hospital with specialists on the ER staff in under 30 minutes? To get to an airport in under 1 hour that has direct, if not non-stop, flights to major cities in the region?

    I will retire in Scottsdale, AZ, since access to medical specialists is something I value and I want to throw away the ice scraper and snow shovel I rarely use but still need.

    I really enjoy visiting Cody when the roads are nice and dry can daytrip to Yellowstone, to Wind River and to see dinosaur footprints. But, for me, I would live in Casper or Cheyenne for a better blend of airport and medical. Cheyenne is under two hours drive to Denver, as well, to catch flights or see doctors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LopeHunter View Post
    I will retire in Scottsdale, AZ, since access to medical specialists is something I value and I want to throw away the ice scraper and snow shovel I rarely use but still need.
    Good plan, I never have seen anyone shovel sunshine...
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

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    Dubois is ranking # 1 so far on the interweb search.

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    Need to do some scouting this spring.

    Lander is coming in second. Any thoughts on Lander?
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    Kidding aside Thermopolis might be hard to beat.

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    You'll love Lander, the Missoula of Wyoming.
    "...the world outside, which my brother and I soon discovered, was full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." -Norman Maclean

    "They were still so young they hadn't learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Addicting View Post
    Iím doing WY antelope this year with the whole family to see if we like Cheyenne/Laramie area for our next stint in life. I was searching Mr Goreís interweb yesterday for jobs and housing for the wife and I. There seems to be quite a few options.
    Just remember that Cheyenne and Laramie in December, January, February, March, April and some years the first half of May, is a lot different than late September and October when you will be hunting pronghorns. We have missed a U. of Wy. graduation or two in early May due to blizzards.

    And, if anyone wants to live in a "brand" town there is always JayEm, Ucross or Kaycee.

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    Buford,
    The guy who bought it doesn't even keep the store open anymore. You could have your own town. Would be a great place to run a prostitution operation for truckers on I-80.


    If that doesn't interest you then I would suggest Saratoga. Great little town that is not far from Colorado and Laramie. Downside is you have to go to Rawlins for some things but the Snowies are a lot of fun year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Kidding aside Thermopolis might be hard to beat.
    I agree, actually planning to head up there next weekend. Great little town and close enough to Cody if you need more options for food, entertainment, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzH View Post
    You'll love Lander, the Missoula of Wyoming.
    Can't be that bad! Finding reliable water would be my biggest concern for that area.
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    Trying to wrap my head around a post that said they liked Rock Springs. mtmuley

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmuley View Post
    Trying to wrap my head around a post that said they liked Rock Springs. mtmuley
    Haha. No doubt.

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    I'm ready to pack it in here. Wyoming, Montana, I always threatened Alaska. Don't think I can convince the pentagon, and if it takes a couple more years might not be much point in going, packing an elk out on your back at retirement age is probably asking for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el unit View Post
    Dubois is a great place! So many great places in WY, it would be hard to choose where to go.
    Dubois land prices are through the roof. The Millionaires from Jackson Hole moved to Dubois after the Billionaires kicked them out of Jackson. Ground there is real pricey.

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    Star Valley (Afton) is beautiful. It's also close to Idaho and Utah for hunting in those states and is in the middle of good big game hunting and fishing. Not sure about the sheep around there.

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