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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Laramie, Wyoming

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Where to Retire in Laramie and Home Prices

The median home value was $252,185 in early 2020, according to, up considerably from just a few years before. There are different neighborhoods and developments to choose from.

What Is Special about Laramie

Laramie is a lively college town near the Medicine Bow mountains - a lot of people move here and never leave. There is no income tax in Wyoming. Laramie has 14 parks and residents have access to the University's 18 hole golf course.

What Is Not Special about Laramie

Laramie is very cold in winter and it is a fairly small town a long way from any city.

Climate and Physical Environment

Laramie is in southeastern Wyoming about 40 miles from Cheyenne and 113 miles north of Denver. It is on a high plain between the Snowy and the Laramie Mountains. The Laramie River runs through town.The average January low is 8 degrees and the average July high is 79. Its elevation is above 7,000'.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Laramie Jubilee Days is a big annual festival to celebrate Wyoming Statehood Day on July 10. The University has  the Geological Museum. The Fine Arts Concert Hall on campus presents frequent concerts and recitals during the school year. The Laramie Plains Museum is located in the Ivinson Mansion near the center of town. There is also a children's museum.


The crime rate is well below average.

Medical Facilities

Ivinson Memorial Hospital provides emergency services. Other hospitals are in Cheyenne, 30 miles away.


Laramie Regional Airport.

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