Mobile Homes in Casper
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What should you know before buying a mobile home in Casper, WY?
If you are considering a move to “big sky country,” why not buy a mobile home in Casper, WY? Though the Casper Metropolitan Area is a pretty big place by Wyoming standards, it very much has a welcoming, ‘small town’ feel. The terrain is truly majestic, with the Rocky Mountains on one side and the High plains on the other, offering all kinds of outdoor activities to Casperites.
In this article, we’ll look at the places you might find to buy a mobile home in Casper, different parts of the city you might enjoy living in, and the benefits each brings to the table. We’ll look at Casper’s geography, climate and demographics, as well as a few of the things people in Casper do for fun.
History of Casper
History of Casper
A fort was built near the future site of Casper in the mid-1800s to protect settlers moving west along the Mormon, Oregon and California Trails. This spot was chosen as it was a good place to ferry people across the North Platte River. Not long after, a bridge was built, further securing the small settlement’s importance. As violence between the settlers and local native Americans increased in the 1860s, the military garrison was increased. The fort was later renamed Fort Caspar after a Lieutenant who was killed in the fighting in 1865. It would be nearly 100 years before there would be Casper mobile homes for sale at this point, of course. After Fort Caspar was closed, a town was formed at the river crossing. It was named “Casper” due to a spelling error in the formative documents. In the late 1800s, Casper was chosen as a railhead, and the industrial links that provided proved to be what really made the town prosper. When oil was discovered nearby, the town’s future was assured.
Things to do in Casper
Things to do in Casper
Anyone interested in land in Casper might want to know what people in the city and its suburbs do for fun. Well, many go to the Tate Geological Museum at least once to see the Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil they display. Others go hiking or camping around the region of Garden Creek Falls. There are wonderful biking trails paralleling the Platte River for miles, and the Werner Wildlife Museum makes the area’s past and present species easy to appreciate even if you don’t care to leave the city. The Casper Planetarium is well worth a visit, as is Morad Park. Don’t miss the Hogadon Ski Area in the winter, or Seminoe Dam in the summer.
Though the main travel artery to Casper today is Interstate 25, its location on the North Platte in East Central Wyoming was its most significant feature in its early years. People buying a mobile home in Casper, WY should be aware that its position gives it a semi-arid climate, known for cold but dry winters and hot, dry summers. Snowfall is greatest in April, but can occur sporadically well into May. Before you begin buying mobile homes in Casper, though, consider the kind of neighborhood you want to live in, and who your neighbors might be. Do you need to be close to Downtown for work, or can you afford a bit of a commute? How important is shopping and being close to restaurants? Will you want to be close to the best schools? Each part of the city has something unique to offer. Casper Neighborhoods Meadow Acres (AKA Casper Mountain) If you are looking for mobile homes in Casper, WY, then Casper Mountain might be worth checking out. It is a fairly expensive neighborhood, with median home prices reaching towards $475,000. It is a fairly remote neighborhood as well, meaning a longer commute but more exclusivity. Most of the homes are less than 20 years old, but some date to the 1970s. Many of the mobile home parks and apartments in Meadow Acres are only rented seasonally, in the warmer months. Evansville Once its own town, Evansville is now a neighborhood in Casper. However, it retains its suburban feel. Median home prices in Evansville are in the mid-$300,000s, and most of the single-family units date from the 2000s. You’ll find plenty of Casper, WY mobile homes for sale there, as it has recently expanded but not yet ‘filled up’ to match capacity. Yesness Park The Yesness Park neighborhood in Casper is a great place to buy land in Wyoming. Housing prices are high but not terribly so, with median home values there in the low $300,000 range. It has suburban population density numbers, with single-family homes mixed in with high-rises and smaller apartment buildings. Most of the dwellings are between 30 and 50 years old, but a few date from the 1940s. Yesness Park is very popular among young professionals and well-to-do college students. Casper Southwest If you are looking for mobile homes in Casper, WY, the Casper Southwest neighborhood is a real winner. Housing prices are moderate, with median values around the $275,000 mark. You’ll find a wide mix of architectural styles, with large single family homes rubbing shoulders with bungalows and apartment buildings. Many of the structures date from the 1940s to the 1960s. Most commutes to work from Casper Southwest are 15 minutes or less. Paradise Valley Paradise valley is a popular place for buying a mobile home in Casper. Land and housing prices are low, with median home value coming in at just over the $230,000 mark. Demand in paradise valley is high, though, and less than 5% of rental units or caravan parks report vacancies. This could indicate it is a good place to invest, as you could be more likely to get a steady rental return.
Casper, WY’s population as of the 2020 census was just 59,038. However, that is a significant increase from the 2010 figure of 55,316. Of course, the Casper Metropolitan Area is larger. This metro area is a great place to find Casper mobile homes – after all, Wyoming has plenty of empty space, but buying land near a major city is worth much more to nearly everyone.
Just under 95% of Casper residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, yet just under 27% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $59,412 in 2020, quite respectable considering that the median value of owner-occupied housing units at the time was $213,900.
Arts in Casper
Arts in Casper
Casper has been a major economic hub for Wyoming for more than a century, so it is not surprising that it has a rich art and culture scene. Anyone who does buy a mobile home in Casper, WY will be able to attend Broadway shows at the Casper Events Center, more local productions at the Stage III Community Theater, and Casper College’s Gertrude Krampert Theater.
The city also boasts several fine museums, including The Science Zone, the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, the Werner Wildlife Museum, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the national Historic Trails Interpretive Center and the Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site.
Schools in Casper
Schools in Casper
Casper is served by Natrona County School District #1, which includes Paradise Valley Elementary School, Oregon Trail Elementary School, North Casper Elementary School, Natrona County High School, Mountain View Elementary School, Mills Elementary School, Manor Heights Elementary School, Kelly Walsh High School, Grant Elementary School, Frontier Middle School, Fort Caspar Academy, Evansville Elementary School, Dean Morgan Junior High School, CY Middle School, Crest Hill Elementary School, Cottonwood Elementary School, Centennial Junior High School, Casper Classical Academy, Bar Nunn Elementary School and Alcova Elementary School. Colleges and universities in and around Casper include both Casper College (a community college) and the University of Wyoming’s UW/CC Center.
No one but you can make that decision. However, many people move in the city and its suburbs every year, drawn by its strong mineral extraction and energy industries, as well as all the businesses that they support. It is a prosperous city in one of the most beautiful spots in the country, and it shows no signs of slowing its steady growth any time soon. Many people could be happy in Casper, and build a great life for themselves. Can you though? Maybe it is worth a visit, to see for yourself.
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