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University of Wyoming

Great Things about life in Laramie

  • There is awesome hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and cross-country skiing within a 15-minute drive in the Laramie range just east of town.
  • Less than an hour to the west are 12,000 foot peaks with great hiking, biking, climbing, and downhill skiing
  • Cost of living is low compared to large metro areas
  • 300 days of sunshine
  • No state income tax
  • Awesome summers with only some heat and no humidity!
  • Sunny, dry winters. Although it can be cold, the sun and dryness makes the weather much more pleasant than cool, damp places (Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle).
  • Easy to get to know people in a small town