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Old 02-29-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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I am looking into relocating in August. I am finishing my teaching degree and saw that wy has lots of job openings. I am looking for a kids friendly safe town. It has to be fairly close to a hospital but not in the town. I am looking to buy some land at least 5 or more acres and build on it. Any recomendations would be great. I am going to be taking a trip that way in May and would like to have some towns to start in. Thanks
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Sheridan, Wy
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I am not as familiar with Southern Wyoming...

I know that Laramie and Cheyenne are nice areas, really cold in the winter there... and little colder than it is here and windy...

All depends on what kind of weather you can tolerate and what your price range is to build and buy ect....

I wish you the best of luck... there are people here than can give you even more input on S. Wyoming...

Best of luck to you
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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I am looking into relocating in August. I am finishing my teaching degree and saw that wy has lots of job openings. I am looking for a kids friendly safe town. It has to be fairly close to a hospital but not in the town. I am looking to buy some land at least 5 or more acres and build on it. Any recomendations would be great. I am going to be taking a trip that way in May and would like to have some towns to start in. Thanks
We aren't exactly a southern WY town, more mid-southern-eastern. Anywho, there is land and/or homes on land to be bought in Torrington. The town is definitely kids friendly and safe with good schools. The weather is incredibly mild for WY - mild winters, not much wind comparatively (I've lived in Laramie, Cheyenne, Hanna, Casper where there is definitely wind), many sunny days, many snow storms miss us, etc. We are located in a river valley about 60 miles east of the closest mtn range (Laramie Peak, north Laramie mtns)

We have a small hospital here in town, with a very nice, larger regional hospital across the NE border 35 miles in Scottsbluff.

If you are a teacher, we currently have many openings in the schools.

Goshen County School District #1 - Employment

UW has a listing of all teaching openings across the state

Center for Advising and Career Services | Education Job Listings | University of Wyoming

and a job fair coming up

experience.com

Many vacancies are filled by May, so you might want to apply and get interviewed before then (but many are also filled over the summer )
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Torrington
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I'll second Wyolady's recommendation of Torrington and add one more consideration-- you can find a rental in Torrington so you'll have a roof over your head while you build your new home.

Renting for a spell would also allow you to get a feel for the community and allow you to move on if the town didn't meet your needs. A lot of Wyoming newcomers become disillusioned and leave before their first year is over, so be wary of making any major financial investments before you're certain you want to stay here.
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:41 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Don't miss Saratoga and Encampment and a trip across the Snowy Range! (kinda far from a hospital, (Walden?) but folks get by.) It is worth the scenery and a dip in the hot springs
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: A Valley in Oregon
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I'll lend a toss-o-the-hat to the Torrington/Wheatland areas. Most towns across the southern-tier are very roughcut and generally very cold (not just the weather) being both, economically depressed and land-locked. Once you get over the hill headed west (once you get past Wamsutter), things want to get a little better - but there's not a single town I would recommend ... including those in the Snowy Range ... other than around Torrington - seems a safer choice with all the variables and constants considered.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Jenndun, What Southern Wyo towns are you interested in. What jobs are you seeing?
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