Sheridan, WY 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

1 Community in Sheridan

Overview 

Sheridan is a true western city in Northern Wyoming, just across the border from Montana, with plenty of things to do and opportunities to explore the beautiful landscapes and Bighorn Mountains. With its Old West charm, mountainous scenery, and many historical sites to visit, Sheridan leaves residents longing for little. 

Climate and Geography

The climate in Wyoming is characterized as semi-arid continental which means that area is dry and windy with low humidity and ample sunshine. Summer temperatures are warm and winter temperatures can be severely low. 

The terrain surrounding Sheridan is mostly plains and desert. The Bighorn National Forest lies to the west, the Thunder Basin National Grassland to the southeast, and there are two Native American reservations to the north and northwest, belonging to the Cheyenne and Crow tribes. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Sheridan’s culture revolves around its history and natural beauty. Sheridan’s historic main street is filled with buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as many galleries, cafes, shops, restaurants, and boutiques. Some of the top attractions in Sheridan include Bighorn National Forest, King’s Saddlery Museum, the Historic Sheridan Inn, Shell Falls, Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, Trail End State Historic Site, the Blacktooth Brewing Company, Kendrick Park, WYO Theater, and Sheridan Information Center. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Sheridan is slightly higher than the state average, while both are lower than the national average. Sheridan’s cost of living is low primarily due to low utilities and transportation costs. 

Wyoming has no state income tax therefore retiring taxpayers don’t have to worry about paying taxes on Social Security benefits or any other retirement income. Homeowners who are 65+ can also receive a refund if they meet qualifications for the Tax Rebate to Elderly and Disabled program 

Health Care

Sheridan residents' health care options include Sheridan Memorial Hospital-Wyoming, and Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Other local health care centers include Westview Healthcare Center, and Sugarland Walk-In Clinic.