Let’s face it, no place is immune to pandemics—they are far-reaching. If the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has you considering living in a new locale, Jackson Hole has been a safe haven through the years.
Wyoming is the least populous state in the nation.
With so few people in the state, it’s like living in one big small town. Jackson Hole is a very progressive and forward-looking community. Its mix of residents has a broad range of perspectives and shares a commonality for the love of their community. There is a vast support network that is well funded, publically and privately. Keeping in mind Teton County is one of, if not, the wealthiest county in the nation, those dollars recycle here through the numerous non-profits, helping to assure we can make a difference for all residents.
Living in a Blue Zone
In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Teton County the sixth-healthiest community in the nation. Similarly, a recent study conducted by Reservations.com that mapped 50 “blue zones” in the U.S.—identifying the county in each state that best promotes longevity through healthy lifestyles—ranked Teton County sixth in terms of lifestyle and second for life expectancy (87.4 years). The study was based on criteria originally established by author Dan Buettner, who pinpointed communities around the world with the longest-living people. Among the factors considered were a habit of frequently moving within your natural environment, a feeling of belonging in the community, a dedication to putting loved ones first, and a “why I wake up in the morning” sense of purpose—all qualities that run very strong in Jackson Hole.
Quality Health Care
Jackson Hole’s commitment to health is also reflected in the five-star rating our local hospital, St. John’s Health, recently received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a designation awarded to only a handful of hospitals nationwide.
Wyoming Tax Benefits
In 2019, Kiplinger rated Wyoming the No. 1 Most Tax-Friendly State, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager called Wyoming the most wealth-friendly state. Why? It has some of the lowest property and sales taxes in America and no income taxes, estate taxes, no taxes on gas and groceries, no taxes on financial assets (including stocks and bonds), no taxes on the sale or gift of real estate and no taxes on out-of-state retirement income, which makes it extremely friendly for those who want to pass down their wealth. In addition to all of the tax benefits above, dynasty trusts shield real estate from federal estate taxes for up to 1,000 years. Read more >
If the time is right now or in the near future to make a move to Jackson Hole, I’d welcome the opportunity to work with you. Please reach out so we can discuss your goals and make a plan to get you into a life in a safe haven.
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