Moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming will take you to a small town of approximately 60,000 people in Laramie County. Residents often refer to it as two horse town. There is definitely a western cowboy feel in the air.
A western feel is not the only thing in the air. The city tends to have plenty of sunny days, but they often come with extreme winds. On moving day, be sure to be prepared for windy conditions that are common in the area.
It is a slow paced city without a lot of hustle and bustle. Their annual Frontier Days is one of the larger events in town and is quite the celebration. It is the state capital of Wyoming, includes some residents in or around the city who are military, and crime rates are low.
Though, there are several places to shop and eat. Locals who want to go out on the town for the night, frequent nearby Fort Collins or Denver, Colorado when looking for a bit more action. These cities are 90 miles or less from Cheyenne.
The cost of living is lower than most of the rest of the United States, and gasoline is fairly low. There is no state income tax in Wyoming, and Cheyenne has an unemployment rate that is lower than the national’s average.
Cheyenne values its public school students, spending more than what the average American school system spends per student to invest in their education. Upon graduating from high school, the city offers a good community college and several four-year colleges within a two-hour drive or less.
Many neighborhoods have a mix of homes combined in the same area, with low income housing right next door to a more expensive home.
Cheyenne is near mountains, but they are not visible from the city to the point of getting a good view of the mountainside.