Wyoming Ranches for Sale
What’s So Great About Wyoming?
Crossing into Wyoming with Chris LeDoux cranked up and the vast vistas spread out ahead, a postcard view in every direction, the beauty and space are mesmerizing. The epitome of the Old West and home to the world’s first national park, the country’s first national forest, and millions of acres of privately owned land, Wyoming offers vast amounts of scenic beauty unbroken by man-made structures and big-city influences.
There are many reasons to buy a ranch and live in the grandiose West.
- Economics. Wyoming has one of the lowest tax rates in the nation. The business climate is exceptional and has no corporate income tax, corporate tax, or gross receipts tax. With no individual income tax and low sales tax, Wyoming is one of the best places to live. The cost-of-living index is lower than the national average.
- History. Evidence of more than 12,000 years of prehistoric occupation is followed by nomadic tribes known as the Plains Indians. History is everywhere. Sacajawea, the guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is buried near Fort Washakie. Steaming geysers and waterfalls were discovered by John Colter in 1807 in his explorations, leading to the creation of Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first. You will see history everywhere you look in Wyoming: The Oregon Trail’s ruts are still visible from that intrepid trip. Trading posts, such as Fort Bridger from the early days of the Oregon Trail, are still around to visit. Military posts, a territorial prison, and much more remain. Wyoming women were the first to receive voting rights, serve on juries, and hold public office, forging the way for everyone.
- Population. Wyoming is the 10th largest landmass in the United States, yet the population ranks as the second lowest after Alaska. With more antelope (North American pronghorn) around than people, wildlife encounters are all but guaranteed. With an average of only 5.85 people per square mile, the wide-open spaces provide refuge. The mountainous terrain makes large cattle ranches and hunting properties the big draw.
- Recreation. Outdoor recreation is a major attraction to the beautiful and diverse state. State parks, historic sites, and trails are seemingly everywhere. Mountain biking, boating, fishing, rafting trips, canoeing and kayaking, horseback riding, and soaking in those mineral-rich natural hot springs are only a few of the activities available. Hunt or glass for elk, moose, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and bear. Diverse landscapes offer a variety of hunting experiences. Winter offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Go off-roading and ATV riding, camping, golfing, or rock climbing. Soak up the Western culture with authentic cowboys, rodeos, historic sites, and museums. Don’t forget the many scenic byways, the Grand Tetons, and many lakes and reservoirs to visit.
If you seek serenity and untouched beauty, look no further than these Wyoming properties for sale. Steeped in Western and Native American history, Wyoming is the subject of many Western tales in books and movies. From the majestic Grand Tetons to the sprawling prairies of the Powder River country, from Butch Cassidy’s Hole-In-The-Wall to Buffalo Bill Cody’s namesake, Wyoming’s history is still prevalent today.
Fay Ranches’ brokers have expert insight into the diverse properties for sale in Wyoming, focusing on lands with exemplary sporting attributes, investment quality, and conservation values. These properties offer both lifestyle and livelihood opportunities, from irrigated farm and ranch properties to blue-ribbon riverfront lands bordering thousands of acres of public land.