Wyoming Retirement Communities

Someone once drove across Wyoming and then declared that there was no Wyoming.   Most of the state stretches on and on with wide-open, sagebrush-covered western prairie, stark vistas and endless sky, but some areas, most notably the northwestern corner, are home to soaring, snow-topped peaks and mountain meadows, and the trip from Yellowstone down to Jackson Hole offers jaw-dropping beauty.   The state is dotted with working cattle ranches, and one often expects John Wayne to come riding up from the distance.  People who live in Wyoming are generally conservative and very independent.  There are also, surprisingly, a lot of millionaires in this state.

The Powder Horn Ranch and Golf Club

Located in Sheridan on 600 acres 150 miles north of Casper (and 20 miles south of the Montana border), this community sits at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains.  Single-family homes and patio homes are for sale, ranging from 1,000 square feet to 2,500 square feet, and are on the expensive side.  There are no age restrictions (the average age is 55), and children are allowed as residents.  The majority of those living here are from other parts of Wyoming, but 30% come from Colorado, California and Montana.   The community has an 18 hole championship golf course that was nominated in 1998 for Golf Digest’s Best New Course.  Those who would like to come stay here before buying are offered discounted rates.