I make no excuses, I love living in Cody! There is NEVER an excuse to be bored, the people are fantastic, the scenery can’t be beat, and living away from the hustle and bustle of more urban areas is refreshing and rewarding.
So it just tickles me silly when I hear that Cody is being recognized by national magazines as being one of the best places to live, since those of us who dwell here already know that! In its April/May issue, American Cowboy Magazine included Cody in its fourth annual “Best Places to Live The West” list!
According to DeAnna Jarnagin, associate publisher of American Cowboy, “This year’s entries truly live up to the Western ideal of places embodying the rugged, free spirit of the Western version of the American Dream.” She cited authentic cowboy culture, spectacular scenery, great food and exposure to the history of the West as reasons that a town would get placed on this exclusive list.
Those of us who live here would love to say that Cody towers head and shoulders over any other Wyoming town for its western atmosphere and general live-ability, but to be fair, Sheridan has a spot on this list as well. We’re in great company, too – other towns in the top 20 include Pocatello, Idaho; Tombstone, Arizona; Cedar City, Utah; Amarillo, Texas; Deadwood, South Dakota; Canon City, Colorado, and a whole list of other great western towns.
So flock to the news stand and pick up your copy of American Cowboy Magazine – it’s chock full of great information about living the western lifestyle!
Corrie N. Cody