My cousin lives there and we have visited for hockey tournaments several times when my son was young. People are friendly, unless you're from a rival hockey team. My cousin planted a tree in his front yard and the wind blew it out of the ground. Most recreation is very reasonable compared to Denver. They have a ski area!? an airport, and good fishing in the surrounding areas. Winters are wicked. I have been amazed that anyone ever settled there, but the people that are there are nice. I remember the Hilton hotel was one third the cost of NY City and about 10 times better.
I've lived in Casper for the last 17 years. It's high desert plains. Rainfall of only 8 to 10 inches per year. Hope he likes the wind. We get a lot of it here. Winters generally do not get a lot of snow. usualy just 5 or 6 bad storms that melt inbetween each one (muddy). Summer days typically reach the high 90's with a couple of days in the 100's
We do have Casper Mountain just to the south of us for summer getaways to the forest and skiing in the winter. Alcova and Pathfinder res. or to our west for boating and fishing. Most people here are the outdoorsy type with lots of hunting and camping within close distance.
Housing has been rising the last couple of years but still nothing close to the Colorado or NW Wyoming prices.
Casper does have a Meth proplem. But not much crime from it. I've stayed here because this is where my kids are (from my 1st marrage). When it comes time to retire I will be leaving.
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