The Occidental Hotel Lodging and restaurants in the city of Buffalo, Wyoming. Image credit Cheri Alguire via Shutterstock.

6 Towns Perfect for Retirement in Wyoming

Wyoming is a state known for equality and its tranquil outdoor terrains. It is home to the largest hot spring in the United States and top attractions like the Old Faithful cone geyser and the Devil's Tower monument. In this landlocked state lies six perfect towns for retirees to enjoy their retirement years. These towns have rich natural resources, attractions, retirement facilities, and a close-knit community. Learn about these towns, as well as their unique retirement options and benefits.


The Occidental Hotel Lodging and Dining in Buffalo, Wyoming. Image credit Cheri Alguire via
The Occidental Hotel Lodging and Dining in Buffalo, Wyoming. Image credit Cheri Alguire via Shutterstock.

Buffalo is a town you will find hard to leave when you visit. It is a beautiful countryside town known for its notoriety back in the day but is now a peaceful place where retirees can come to spend the rest of their days. The city thrives on the economy of its farmlands and tourist attractions. Living in Buffalo is like living among family. The locals are tight-knit and welcoming. Buying a home in this town is relatively affordable, as the median home price is $525K. Buffalo’s climate is mostly dry, with rainy seasons, cold winters, and warm summers.

With about 1,351 seniors living in town, retirees will not feel out of place here. There are also retirement facilities provisions like Willow Creek Of Buffalo and the 44-bed Amie Holt Care Center. Get to know the oldest history of the town at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum. Visit City Park and Crazy Woman Square for a picnic or to enjoy the green environment. Relax with a massage at Oasis Massage Therapy LLC. Check out art exhibits and fine pottery art at Hitching Post Gallery, Potters' Depot, and Margo's Pottery & Fine Crafts while you are in town or if you decide to retire here. You can also check out the Historic Occidental Hotel, a famous old hotel that showcases a time in the past. Visit Johnson County Healthcare Center for health checkups.


Trail of the Whispering Giants totem statue, Worland, Wyoming. Image credit melissamn via Shutterstock
Trail of the Whispering Giants totem statue, Worland, Wyoming. Image credit melissamn via Shutterstock.

Worland is a friendly western town with a history of courage and oneness. If you aspire to retire in a land where the need of one is the need of all, you will love the people of this community. There are 1,073 senior citizens in Worland, and the Worland Senior Citizens Center is dedicated to bringing them together for games, food, and health assistance. Washakie Medical Center is another great health center to visit for medical checks. The town has an average home price of $236.3K with an uptrend of 2.8%. Summers in this town are usually clear and dry, while winters are snowy and cold.

The best place to see the beauty of Worland’s colorful desert skies is during the hike to the Gooseberry Badlands. Go with friends to preserve these memories. The interactive museum at

Washakie Museum & Cultural Center showcases fascinating exhibits and will be a great place to go with family. Another place to go with family is Hurricane Lanes, a bowling alley with fine dining opportunities.


Aerial view of Jackson, Wyoming.
Aerial view of Jackson, Wyoming.

Jackson was the town that gave Wyoming the name “The Equality State.” It had the first all-female council and also appointed women to hold offices as early as 1920. The town is also rich in architecture, with some of its old buildings still standing to date. Jackson has a close community of retirees, with about 757 of them living in the town. Sage Living is one of the retirement facilities provided for seniors in the town. There is also a health care provision available in St. John's Health for residents.

Jackson has a Snow King Mountain resort, which comes alive during winter. A great place to bond during the holidays with family and friends. Get to know the town while savoring the gorgeous view of the refuge at the National Elk Refuge & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a wildlife museum with fine dining. Watch live performances at Jackson Hole Playhouse on Deloney Ave. Don’t miss the true Jackson Hole Rodeo experience while you are here, and if you decide to retire here, check out the nightly rodeo in July and August. Relax on the bench while watching the scenic view of the Jackson Town Square community park.


Highway road in rural countryside in Powell, Wyoming, hidden behind bright green trees on a summer day from aerial drone
Highway road in rural countryside in Powell, Wyoming, hidden behind bright green trees on a summer day from aerial drone

Powell is a homey small town of conservative people. If this is your thing, you may like to retire in this town. It is one hour away from the famous Yellowstone National Park. The town is also known for its racial diversity. 1,267 seniors live in Powell, and assisted facilities like Rocky Mountain Manor, Heartland, and Powell Valley Care Center are provided for the community. Powell has a 24-hour healthcare center where seniors can go for treatments and checkups, such as Powell Valley Healthcare and Mountain View Medical Center.

With an average price of $499K, seniors can decide to buy a home after retirement here. Living in Powell can be exciting. Take a walk around town every day to stay active. Visit the WYOld West Brewing Company to enjoy luxurious dining. Check out the town’s museum, Homesteader Museum, for real-life stories of Homesteaders. The World War II stories come to life at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, where the Japanese American Relocation Camp used to be. It is never too late to get a tattoo. If you are into tattoos, you should get one at Avalon Cove Tattoo.


Sunset on Louis Lake near Lander, Wyoming.
Sunset on Louis Lake near Lander, Wyoming.

Lander, the town “where the rails end and the trails begin." It is a quiet and modest town with lots of outdoor opportunities. If you have lived in a big, busy city all your life, it is time to retire to a place where the sounds of crickets, the wind, flowing rivers, and horses replace the energetic street sounds. Here, you will form great relationships with neighbors and locals at parks like Sinks Canyon State Park and Lander City Park. At Lander Bar & Grill or BLOOM Wellness & Beauty, you will get to meet new people or hear the latest town news. With gorgeous retirement homes like Mountain Vista Retirement Residence, Westward Heights Care Center, or Showboat Inc., you will get all the care you need.

If you are looking to buy a home, the average sales price is $695K. Medical services are easily accessible at Western Wyoming Medical and SageWest Health Care, which has an emergency center. Another plus to living in this community is the museums and art galleries, such as the Museum of the American West, the Fremont County Pioneer Museum, and Indian Territory Inc., where you can go during the weekdays or weekends.


Downtown Cody, Wyoming.
Downtown Cody, Wyoming.

Calling all retirees who love mountains and scenic skies. Cody is a town hidden in the northwestern part of Wyoming. A wild west cozy town with a median home price of $699K. You will not need to pay state personal income tax or retirement income tax here. Cody is a retirement-friendly town with over 2000 seniors and a diverse retirement community and assisted living facilities like Absaroka Senior Living, Willow Creek Of Cody, and Cody Regional Health Long Term Care Center.

Cody Regional Health, West Park Hospital, and Bighorn Medical Center are three great medical health centers in Cody for residents. Although Cody has short, cool summers and longer, cold winters, there are many things to do for fun when you live in Cody. These are attractions people come from different parts of the world to see, which are made available to you in close proximity when you live in this town. Some of them are the Wild West Spectacular Cody show, the Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center historical monument, the Draper Natural History Museum Raptor Experience, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a firearms museum.

Wyoming's small towns are beautiful and rich in history. There is no better place to retire than a town with low tax rates, low crime rates, affordable homes, and provision of assisted facilities and affordable healthcare. All these are coupled with an unlimited view of the pristine rivers and steep mountains. With this article, you are already on your way to making the right retirement decision for you and your family.

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