Laramie WY

Laramie is a small city in Wyoming to the west of Cheyenne, the state capital. It’s known for is national historic sites, beautiful natural scenery, low taxes, and education. Money Magazine named the city one of the best places to retire in 2011. The population is around 32,000.

Snowy landscapes in the Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming.

Culture and Attractions

Laramie holds several annual cultural events. The most notable of which is Laramie Jubilee Days, which celebrates the anniversary of Wyoming becoming a state on July 10. This has since expanded to include Independence Day. The celebration includes food, live performances, carnival rides, a parade, and other outdoor attractions.

The area is home to many National Register of Historic Places sites. These include the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary, the Downtown Laramie Historic District, the Ivinson Mansion and Grounds, the Old Main Building at the University of Wyoming, Fort Sanders and many others. The density of historic sites around Laramie makes it a tourist attraction as well as a popular place to live.

Outdoor recreation is very popular in the area, thanks to the expansive and beautiful natural landscape. Rock climbing, hiking, camping, mount biking, fishing, hunting and winter sports are all popular.

In 2015, the city passed an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The measure was intended to help protect people who identify as LGBT+ from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

Education

The public school district that serves Laramie oversees 19 public schools. Around 4,000 students are in this system. The city also houses a charter school, the Snowy Range Academy.

Laramie is the home of the main campus of the University of Wyoming. WyoTech and a branch of the Laramie County Community College are also in the city.

Home Values

The median home listing price in Laramie is $236,900. Listings have a median square footage of 1,800. This makes the price per square foot $132. These values are six percent above the national average, reflecting the desirability of Laramie.

 

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