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Old 11-28-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I am a 61 year old female, disabled due to loss of vision and arthritis. I live in Michigan and have all of my life. My children and grandchildren live in Colorado but I do not want to live too close to them.
I am thinking about Wyoming and wonder if anyone knows of any good, safe over 55 mobile home parks there.
Thank you in advance for any information.

Dianne Kemp
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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It's the least populous and the second least densely populated, so I don't think there's much to be found.

Casper and Cheyenne are the biggest cities (population-wise) in WY - you might want to google for their city sites or chamber of commerce sites to find info.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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A search at this site 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities in Wyoming shows 8 55+ parks in WY with 1 in Cheyenne and 1 in Laramie.

This search tool has 2. 7 Manufactured and Mobile Home Communities near Cheyenne, WY

Also, don't discount someplace in CO, it is a big state. You could be in CO and still be a 6 hour drive away, depending what town the kids are in.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:45 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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There are several in the Cody area that should be satisfactory. Cody has a population of 9k, about 16k more within fifty miles. Crime is low; most is petty theft resulting from tourists. Violent crime is generally limited to bar fights; street crime is unknown. Cody is a regional medical and shopping center. There's not much snow because it's near desert. You can buy Roquefort here.

Evanston would probably suits your needs as well. There's not as much in the city as it's only an hour's drive to Salt Lake. There's not too much wind, but it's snowier than Cody. Crime is even lower because it's not a destination area. There are trailers on city lots as well as trailer parks. There are many other small cities as well. Wyoming doesn't have bad neighborhoods.

Wyoming is arguably the most conservative state in the union. We frequently rate in the lists of best retirement states.

The tax burden is the lowest of any state. No state income tax, corporate tax, franchise tax, inheritance tax, estate tax, personal property tax. Maximum 5% sales tax. Low property taxes.

Lowest personal tax burden of any state.

Right to Work state.

No helmet law for motorcyclists.

No permit required for Wyoming residents to carry a concealed weapon. No gun registration, private sales unrestricted. No restrictions on type of gun.

Wyoming is the only state to have no "hate crime" law.

Obama carried a lower percentage of the Wyoming vote than that of any other state in 2008. Utah voters beat us a little in 2012; being Mormon seems to have helped.

Fifth lowest crime rate of all states.

What's the difference between Wyoming and Heaven?

You have to be dead to go to Heaven.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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When I was irked by too much wind in Las Vegas one winter/spring, I googled: Average Wind Speeds of U.S. Cities. I saw it! Cheyenne up there at the top of the list! 13.9MPH! Compared with Las Vegas at 9.2MPH! So! That put an end to my complaining about wind here! And don't overlook the windchill factor!
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I am a 61 year old female, disabled due to loss of vision and arthritis. I live in Michigan and have all of my life. My children and grandchildren live in Colorado but I do not want to live too close to them.
I am thinking about Wyoming and wonder if anyone knows of any good, safe over 55 mobile home parks there.
Thank you in advance for any information.

Dianne Kemp
I doubt you will find many true "trailers" in WY, the winter is too cold. You would go nuts trying to heat it.

One of the newer well-insulated "mobiles" would probably be OK though.

Good luck on the move. You may want to wait till Spring to do the move, I think I would.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I doubt you will find many true "trailers" in WY, the winter is too cold. You would go nuts trying to heat it.

One of the newer well-insulated "mobiles" would probably be OK though.

Good luck on the move. You may want to wait till Spring to do the move, I think I would.
I assume a modern mobile home can be just as well insulated as any house. Is that correct?
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I assume a modern mobile home can be just as well insulated as any house. Is that correct?
Definitely, they can. Some of the modern mobiles are "Energy Star" certified (or some similar certification) - anyway they can be built nearly as airtight as a submarine, with plenty of insulation.

I do remember what we called a "trailer house" back in the day down South - made of thin aluminum, very little insulation, maybe jalousie windows - not what you would want in a Wyoming winter! But several years ago the standards changed such that these "old school" trailers went out of print, so unless the OP hunted around for an old one, probably would not find such.

Actually many modern mobiles, being factory built, are tighter and better insulated, and better value for the money, than almost any stick-built house.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:53 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I'd try Powell, WY there are some nice parks there.
Sundance and NewCastle as well. (Lander?) Torrington?

Cheyenne would be near the bottom of my WY list. (But above Rock Springs, Green River, Evanston and Rawlins. )

While you are wondering and Wandering, also try South Dakota (Piedmont - Spearfish)
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Even though I can carry a loaded handgun anywhere in the US, I have to say, Cody WY was on my retirement list, but housing costs were rather high. And even though ID has a pretty large income tax, a retiree can sometimes get away without paying any income tax.

But if you have health problems, you might want to look at bigger cities with bigger and better hospitals. Cody has a nice little hospital, but I bet they do a lot of airlifting for serious problems up to someplace like Billngs, MT.

If you are looking for states around CO, don't leave out Utah. Salt Lake City has some fantastic hospitals. But I guess the question I would have is where in CO are your kids, how far away do you want to be. That might help narrow the state...
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