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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Nature gets top billing in Jackson Hole, elevation 6500’. Surrounded by the jagged mountains of the Grand Tetons National Forest, the area offers unparalleled recreational and scenic opportunities. The Rockefeller Family was instrumental in saving this beautiful area from over-development. Most people tend to think of Jackson as a winter retreat. Adventurous skiers come from around the for the Jackson Hole Ski Resort’s challenging ski runs. The cross country skiing is excellent. The summer season that is the most popular. People come for the hiking, outdoor sports, wildlife, and the beauty of its terrain. A herd of 10,000 elk lives in the area.

The town of Jackson, a few miles away from the Jackson Hole Resort, is a charming western town of 9,000 people. Interesting shops and restaurants, plus a public square (don’t miss its entrance sculpture of hundreds of elk antlers) make it a popular tourist destination. The Silver Dollar Bar in the legendary Wort Hotel is also always worth a visit, with its bar inlaid with 2032 silver dollars.

Where to Retire in Jackson Hole and Home Prices

Prices have tended to be quite expensive because there is a limited supply of privately available land. Almost any home or condo has a spectacular view of the mountains. The ski resort is located in the very small town of Teton Village, where ski-in ski-out condo prices can easily exceed $1 million.There are a few mobile home parks in the area that offer more economical living. Surrounding towns like Wilson are less expensive.

What Is Special about Jackson Hole

• Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee and Snow King Ski Resorts • Grand Teton National Parks • Western town of Jackson • Golf courses • 10,000 elk herd on display all winter • Great cross country skiing and hiking • No state income tax

What Is Not Special about Jackson Hole

Crowds in season, and Jackson Hole is off the beaten track

Climate and Physical Environment

Jackson Hole is a valley in West-central Wyoming. The average elevation is 6500 with mountain peaks going over 10,000. Yellowstone is about 90 miles from here.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Jackson Hole culture is built around its proximity to nature and outdoor sports


The crime rate here is low.

Medical Facilities

St Johns Hospital is in Jackson


Jackson Airport is just 9 miles from Jackson.  Jackson Hole is not a walkable community.

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