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- Public SchoolsA-
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesB
Cody is a town in Wyoming with a population of 9,761. Cody is in Park County and is one of the best places to live in Wyoming. Living in Cody offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cody there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cody and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cody are highly rated.
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Cody is a tiny town in Wyoming with not very many opportunities, but with an amazing wilderness. Growing up as a kid is great because it is as safe as a town can be, we go biking around town and can walk alone without fear. However, once you reach the end of your high school years it is hard to receive opportunities for internships or camps because generally, you will have to travel somewhere larger to do so. If you are into forms of social entertainment then the town is lacking. There are a few good restaurants and a little movie theatre that is great, but as far as a shopping mall or game centers for kids there are none. Most people travel 2 hours north to Billings, Montana if they are looking for entertainment. However, what Cody lacks in social entertainment it overachieves in wildlife and nature. You will never live anymore beautiful than here. The mountains are close by for a hike you may decide to take on a whim and deer in your backyard is not an unusual sight.
Meth users have invaded Cody and they are the ones working the low paying jobs here, mostly the food service industry. You can monitor the criminals by visiting the park county sheriff's office website and see for yourself the trouble we have. Cody has much to offer if you are a tourist but most residents find themselves shopping in Montana or online to evade the sales tax. Wyoming is expensive to register your vehicles. A vehicle that cost $40k the first year is $2,000 tax plus the registration of $750 and then you get to pay that registration fee again next year. Cody has been good to me overall but I can no longer afford it here, my property taxes went up this year 20.7% and services went down. Wyoming is having growing pains and is taking it out on the residents not to mention that the state is in the process of raising all the taxes that affect the tourists to supplement their income.
Cody, Wyoming is the new west! Having lived there for nearly four years, I can honestly say that it offers so many opportunities for fun, enrichment, social activities and so much more. Cody is home-town friendly and comfortable, yet has upscale shopping with a western feel that is as authentic as a cowboy on a horse.