Laramie Wyoming
Laramie Wyoming

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Wyoming's third-largest city, Laramie, is the ultimate in wild-west roots and cowboy vibes. This vibrant town will leave you utterly charmed with its historic downtown district, gorgeous natural surroundings, and rich cultural scene.
With lovely neighborhoods, parks, and convenient amenities, Laramie, Wyoming, is a wonderful place to live. Whether you are single, looking to raise a family, or retire, the choice of condos in Laramie, WY, is plentiful.

The strikingly beautiful city of Laramie is one of the most affordable places to live in the United States. The living cost falls under the national average because of the more affordable amenities. Although housing is of average price, the fact that you pay less for your day-to-day expenses helps you live in your dream home.

History

History

Railroad track follows course of Bighorn River in central Wyoming

Laramie takes its name from the French-Canadian trapper Jacques LaRamie who was among the initial Europeans to visit the area and who disappeared in the Laramie Mountains in the early 1820s, never to be heard from again. The locals erected the first tent city in the 1860s in proximity to three landmarks. These landmarks are the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad, the Overland Stage Line route, and the Fort Sanders army post. On May 4, 1868, the railways reached Laramie, and the first regular passenger service began six days later. From this point, Laramie city grew and had stores, houses, a school, and churches. Unfortunately, Laramie's fame as an iconic railway town servicing many ended in early August 1868 when a 93-mile section of track servicing Benton, six miles east of present-day Sinclair, Wyoming, took precedence. This ending brought lawlessness to the town in the form of three half-brothers, early Old West shooter "Big" Steve Long, Con Moyer, and Ace Moyer. The brothers owned the Bucket of Blood saloon and started harassing settlers, strongarming them to sign over their property deeds under threat of murder. By October 1868, Long had killed thirteen men. Fortunately, Sheriff N. K. Boswell organized a "Vigilance Committee" in response, and on October 28, 1868, the brothers were apprehended and lynched, thus ending their reign of terror. Furthermore, the Sheriff successfully established a semblance of law and order in the town from then on. In 1869, Wyoming led the way in women's rights, granting equal political rights to women in the territory. As a result, five Laramie residents became the first women in the world to serve on a jury. Similarly, Louisa Swain of Laramie also became the first U.S. woman to cast a legal vote in a general election on September 6, 1870. Laramie grew in leaps and bounds with numerous industries, from slaughterhouses to mills and manufacturing plants. Then, in 1886, the townspeople went about building a plant to produce electricity, followed by creating the Telegraph Company in 1880, the Laramie, North Park, and Western Railroad in 1901. In present-day Laramie, the mineral extraction of coal, oil, gas, and trona drive the economy. Agricultural industries are also vital to the economy in the forms of livestock, hay, barley, sugar beets, and wool. In addition, tourism is very much on the rise and is taking Laramie’s economy by storm.

Railroad track follows course of Bighorn River in central Wyoming

Things to do in Laramie

Things to do in Laramie

Laramie Mural Project in Wyoming

Laramie is deeply rooted in its history. As such, many of the entertainment activities center around the past. Here are a few of the entertainment highlights that are worthwhile an in-depth exploration:
Laramie Mural Project: Take a walking tour in the heart of Laramie’s historic district and be amazed by the series of large-scale murals reflecting the city's cultural and social assets.
University of Wyoming Art Museum: This impressive institution is in the dramatic Centennial Complex on the university campus in Laramie. The Museum exhibits an exciting gallery environment and provides a year-round source of education and entertainment for the entire family.
Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site: Take a tour of the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, now operated as a Historic Site by the State of Wyoming. It has a vibrant history and is an absolute must to experience.

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Location

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Location

Laramie city is in the state of Wyoming, United States of America, and is the county seat of Albany County. The town lies about fifty miles west of Cheyenne and 130 miles north of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is located between two mountain ranges, the Snowy Range in the west and the Laramie Range to the east. The Laramie River runs through Laramie and connects to the North Platte River to the east of the Laramie Range.

Laramie demographics

Laramie demographics

Large group of people forming the shape of Wyoming

Laramie is Wyoming's third-largest city and the 1,203rd largest city in the United States, with a population of 33,008. Spanning eighteen miles, Laramie has a population density of 1,800 people per square mile.
Since 2010 the population has increased by 7.11%, creating a growth rate of 0.30% per year. The median age in Laramie is 25.9 years, at 25.7 years for males and 26.1 years for females.
The racial composition of Laramie is dominantly white at 88.26% of the population. The minority are Asians at 3.70%, two or more races at 3.29%, Black or African Americans at 2.02%, other races at 1.63%, Native Americans at 1.07%, and Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders at 0.03%.
The average household income in Laramie is $61,989, with a poverty rate of 23.88%. The cost of living is 1% below the national average, and the unemployment rate is at 4.3%, which is 2% below the national average. A lower cost of living and the average house value of $216,300 enables many to own their own home in this lovely city. Presently more than 45% of Laramie's population are homeowners.

Large group of people forming the shape of Wyoming

Arts in Laramie

Arts in Laramie

Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming

When people think about Laramie, outdoor adventures often come to mind, but this gem of a city has a rich scene of arts, culture, history, and delicious food.
Laramie quickly became the cultural capital of Wyoming, and rightly so. Laramie’s historic downtown is the city's centerpiece, turning places where Laramie’s first citizens and outlaws lived and worked into coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, taverns, and art galleries!
Whether you are looking for finer things in life, a noisy night on the town or a theatrical production or two, Laramie's entertainment scene will keep you delighted for years to come!

Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming

Schools in Laramie

Schools in Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming, is one of the best cities in the state when it comes to educational opportunities. So, you cannot go wrong when choosing Laramie as the city to settle down and raise a family. As a short guide, we have listed some of the top-rated public schools in Laramie based on various measures, including academic performance and equity. Elementary Schools: Velma Linford Elementary School, Slade Elementary School, Beitel Elementary School, Spring Creek Elementary School, and Uw Laboratory School. Middle Schools: Uw Laboratory School K-8, and Laramie Middle School 6-8. High Schools: Laramie High School. Colleges/Universities: the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Community College, and Albany County Campus-Lccc.

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Why Laramie?

Why Laramie?

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Laramie combines the simplicity of the past with the innovation of today.
The 'Gem City' is a rich tradition of the Old West with the forward-thinking amenities of today. Splash that against a scenic backdrop, and the Cowboy State is an easy choice for laying down roots. We are here to help you make Laramie your home.

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