76 senior living options in Wyoming
Wyoming has long been overlooked by seniors looking for senior housing because the state is infrequently mentioned in the media and hides behind other states in the area that are more popular with tourists, such as Colorado and Utah. However, Wyoming has plenty to offer to older adults, with two diverse, very different types of terrain depending on if you live in the northern or southern half of the state. Senior housing in Wyoming is affordable, as the cost of living in the state is low especially compared to its southern neighbor, Colorado.
Senior living apartments and condos for rent in Wyoming have an average cost of around $2,000 per month. That figure is about the national average for senior living, though affordable Wyoming senior living apartments start as low as $1,000 per month. The state offers many other benefits for retirees including lower taxes, close communities, and open spaces for outdoor enthusiasts that like staying away from large crowds and traffic.
“The Cowboy State” has about a half-million residents in total, less than 31 of the most populous cities (not states) in the nation. Even nearby Denver, Colorado exceeds the total population of Wyoming. The state especially feels spread out because it is large in landmass. In fact, the state is the 10th largest in terms of area with nearly 100,000 square miles.
The southern portion of the state is dominated by prairieland with senior apartment units that are sparse. Agriculture is popular in the area with massive ranches. Some of the bigger cities in the state are just above the Wyoming/Colorado border including the state capital of Cheyenne, Laramie, Rock Springs and Gillette. The northern half, meanwhile, is far more mountainous and includes two of the most popular national parks in the country -- Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. Casper and Jackson are popular tourist destinations, yet also have a fair number of high-end Wyoming senior living communities.
Where are the best places to find senior housing in Wyoming? Some of the highest quality, reasonably priced senior living apartments and condos for rent in Wyoming are located in Laramie, Rawlins, Rock Springs, South Greeley, Gillette and Green River. These towns are all of decent size, yet not overburden with lots of tourists and heavy traffic. They do provide quick access to nearby attractions like Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Evansville and Douglas are two areas that are popular when it comes to senior apartments.
According to a list that was released from Bankrate, Wyoming is the best state to retire in. The publication made this assertion based on the state’s low crime rate (fifth lowest in the country) and low cost of living.
Senior living facilities in Wyoming have a long list of amenities. Most senior rental units are pet-friendly in Wyoming. A comfortable and cozy experience is sought after with high quality utilities in order to keep retirees warm during the chilly, windy winters of the state.
Extra features in many senior housing complexes may include a swimming pool or spa (for the summer months), fitness center, activity room, game room, business center (with high speed internet), secured parking, staffed security, community laundry and regularly scheduled events and other activities.
SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.
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