Offering peace, quiet and wide open spaces, Laramie is a dream come true for those lucky enough to live here. People tend to come for the fresh air and gorgeous mountain views, but they stay for the eclectic and tight-knit community they find in town.
Laramie received a high rating in economics and education thanks in large part to the University of Wyoming’s excellent academic programs, job opportunities and help stimulating the local business scene. Whether you’re a student or a longtime local, there’s so much to love about Laramie.
Local Obsession: Poker Runs, in which participants visit several checkpoints to receive playing cards and whoever has the best poker hand at the end wins!
Climate Described in 6 Words Or Less: Brutal winters and dreamy mountain views
Median Home Value: $225,125
Top Industries and Employers: The city’s top industry is higher education, with the University of Wyoming providing an abundance of local jobs.
Local Dream Job: Cowboy/cowgirl, natch!
Quintessential Meal: Two words: prime rib.
Favorite Weekend Activity: Residents love coming out to support the University of Wyoming football team.
After-Work Meetup Spot: Sweet Melissa Cafe and Front Street Tavern
Best Brewery: Coal Creek Tap
Beloved Bookstore: The Second Story
Free Way to Have Fun: Outdoor adventure! Laramie offers easy access to virtually every outdoor activity you can think of, much of which is totally free!
- Claire Hannum