February 3, 2018

Laramie, Wyoming

Life in Laramie, Wyoming, explained by people who’ve lived in Laramie:



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Laramie Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Laramie?

  • The availability of outdoor activities and summer weather. (Anonymous, 7 months)
  • Outdoor activities. (Brianna, 8 months)
  • The small community with bigger community amenities. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Simple and peaceful. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • The ski resort. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • The people. (Codi, 2 years)
  • Fairly small town with big town perks (Walmart, multiple fast food chains for on the go food). (Dylan, 2 years)
  • People are welcoming and humble. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • The beautiful surroundings and all of the outdoor activities no matter what the season. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Nothing. (Beth, 3 years)
  • Small town feel, fun bar scene. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • The summers. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Community. (Megan, 3 years)
  • Good education. (Angela, 4 years)
  • Good people. (Logan, 4 years)
  • Living in a quite city. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • Small town, but has restaurants and a Wal-Mart. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Friendly people. (Britney, 5 years)
  • Entertainment options. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • It’s small. (Chris, 5 years)
  • The summers. The weather is perfect and the students all leave. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • Meeting new people, theater, going out to eat. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • Welcoming community. (Jess, 6 years)
  • I like the LDS institute. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • The simple and slow pace nature of a small town. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Smaller population. (Tessa, 8 years)
  • Family is there. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • How close it is to Colorado. (Nick, 15 years)
  • Great place for kids to grow up. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Friendly environment. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • My favorite thing about Laramie is the small hometown feeling that you get when you go places. (Emily, 20 years)
  • The summers, Vedauwoo, great people. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • The people. It was such a unique mixture of wyomingness and laramieness, because the university really does make it unlike anywhere else in the state. The people who are at the mix of those two are, overall, good people. (which makes the outliers even more troubling.). (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Available activities of all types. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • It was my hometown. Grew up, graduated from the university of Wyoming. Developed great life-long friends in Laramie. (Cindy, 25 years)
  • Being so close to the mountains! (Lori, 25 years)
  • It is Wyoming and not Colorado. (Mike, 30 years)
  • The small town feel with big city culture events. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Good people and low crime! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • Summer. (Neil, 32 years)
  • The diversity. (Amber, 41 years)
  • Low population, close to mountains, quiet and isolated. (Diana, 44 years)
  • The summers. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • The outdoors. (Carol, 50 years)
  • Small community! (Theresa, 55 years)
  • Knowing people and how get around the town. (John, 65 years)
  • Easy to get from one place to another. (Pat, 72 years)
  • Always had family here. Now not any left. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Laramie?

  • The wind/cold. (Anonymous, 7 months)
  • Students at times. (Brianna, 8 months)
  • The college students. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Nothing to do in town. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • The winter weather. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • Not enough to do. (Codi, 2 years)
  • Can’t really think of anything bad about living here. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • Cold. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • The wind. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Lack of amenities, high poverty rate. (Beth, 3 years)
  • The wind. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • The roads. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Isolation. (Megan, 3 years)
  • Lack of choices. (Angela, 4 years)
  • The wind. (Logan, 4 years)
  • No interesting places to hang out. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • No stores (target, kohls, payless, etc.) And everything closes. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • No health food stores. (Britney, 5 years)
  • Bad college drivers. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • Walmart is the only thing to do. (Chris, 5 years)
  • The cold. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • There is nothing to do. No stores. I’m in my late twenties and not a student so it’s hard to like this town. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • Lack of medical care. (Jess, 6 years)
  • The stubbornness people here pass of as tradition, unwillingness of people to change. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • The wind. (Mary, 7 years)
  • The roads! They are horrible. (Tessa, 8 years)
  • The wind. (Anonymous, 9 years)
  • Windy, cold winters. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • How expensive it is. (Nick, 15 years)
  • Lack of shopping. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Stupid college kids. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • My least favorite thing about Laramie is that it feels as if the city prioritizes the university over the locals. (Emily, 20 years)
  • Freezing cold windy winters. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • The isolation. I lived in Laramie before the internet, so that meant if Laramie didn’t have it, you didn’t get it. You couldn’t order it from amazon, you couldn’t chat with people who also like what you like, if you happened to be the only one in the area with that fandom, etc. I imagine the internet has made that a lot easier now. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Weather. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • Limited diversity of population. (Cindy, 25 years)
  • Too cold and windy. (Lori, 25 years)
  • Local elected officials. (Mike, 30 years)
  • Shopping. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Nothing to do!!! And low paying jobs! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • Wind. (Neil, 32 years)
  • College students. (Amber, 41 years)
  • Store workers who do not say thank you when you make a purchase. (Diana, 44 years)
  • Distance from high quality medical care. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • The wind. (Carol, 50 years)
  • Prejudice. (Theresa, 55 years)
  • Not able to get you want. (John, 65 years)
  • Lack of decent shopping, no quality housing for senior citizens. (Pat, 72 years)
  • Wind. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Laramie?

  • Hiking Vedauwoo. (Anonymous, 7 months)
  • Vedauwoo, farmers market, eat, community events, greenbelt. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Hanging out on the railroad bridge, attending fun events in the university of Wyoming. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • Hike, ski/snowboard, disc golf, movies, explore downtown, sporting events, events on campus (musicians, theater productions, comedians, etc.). (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • Bowling. (Codi, 2 years)
  • Enjoying the wilderness so close (Gowdy, Vedauwoo). (Dylan, 2 years)
  • Hike and bike trails near Vedauwoo, grab ice cream with friends/eat downtown. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Winter; snowshoeing, skiing, fishing. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Watch paint dry. (Beth, 3 years)
  • Bowling, movies, hiking, bars, campus. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • The movies, biking, (Katie, 3 years)
  • University events. (Angela, 4 years)
  • Hiking, ice skating, sledding, rock climbing. (Logan, 4 years)
  • Seeing friends and going to happy jack area. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • Swim, hike, go out. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Bowling, rec center, movies. (Britney, 5 years)
  • Eat. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • Still looking for them, bowling alley ran down and loud bar in it, shopping is limited. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Yoga, paddle boarding (in Curt Gowdy), cycling, drinking. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • Go out to eat. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • There is a lot of free museums to go to most of which have rotating exhibits. (Jess, 6 years)
  • Geocaching at UW. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • Bowling, visiting parks, going to the movies, activities at the library and the university, sports games, swimming, etc. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Pop up paint parties, sports. (Tessa, 8 years)
  • Picnics in the range and at Vedauwoo. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • There’s not much. (Nick, 15 years)
  • Skiing, fishing, camping. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Dancing, karaoke, fish, hike, rodeo. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Outdoor sports. (Emily, 20 years)
  • Eating out, enjoying the weather walking. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • I am continually impressed by the speakers that the university of Wyoming attracts. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Art museums, music, athletics, plays, lectures, outdoor activities. So many-there is always something. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • The cultural and sports opportunities at the university of Wyoming. The Ivinson museum. Hiking and all kinds of outdoors opportunities. (Cindy, 25 years)
  • Go to college plays and musicals, go to Wyoming cowboy football games, museums, close to mountains and lakes. (Lori, 25 years)
  • Outdoor stuff, hang with friends/family. (Mike, 30 years)
  • Freedom has a birthday, skate park, movies, theatre, museums, planetarium, rec center. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Not much for older people!!! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • Ball games. (Neil, 32 years)
  • Lots and lots of cultural events. (Amber, 41 years)
  • Athletic events, good parks and trails, bowling, art events, music events, good restaurants, bicycling and outdoor activities. (Diana, 44 years)
  • Fishing, hunting, hiking, college sports, college arts events, community arts events, summer farmer’s markets, museums. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • Bike, ski, hike, fish, historic finds, rock climbing, rock hunting, horseback riding, snuggling down to read a book. (Carol, 50 years)
  • Camping. Hiking, walking, biking, hunting, volunteering, football games, civic center activities. (Theresa, 55 years)
  • To get out with friends. (John, 65 years)
  • Theaters, outdoors things. (Pat, 72 years)
  • Sports, friends and easy to get around. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie’s Reputation

What’s Laramie known for?

  • University of Wyoming/cowboy athletics. (Anonymous, 7 months)
  • University of Wyoming. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Drinking and Matthew Shepard. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • University of Wyoming and Matthew Shepherd. (Codi, 2 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • UW. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • UW. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • The Matthew Shepard murder. (Beth, 3 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • Outdoors. (Katie, 3 years)
  • The murder of Matthew Shepard. (Megan, 3 years)
  • Outdoor activities. (Angela, 4 years)
  • Home of the university of Wyoming. (Logan, 4 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • University. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Drunk college kids. (Britney, 5 years)
  • Bargain university education. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • UW. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Being one of two blue islands in the reddest state. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • The university. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • The historical factor in Laramie. (Jess, 6 years)
  • The 1998 Matthew shepherd killing. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • The university. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Cowboys, cowboys, cowboys!!!! (Tessa, 8 years)
  • Snow, the cold, the cowboys, the university. (Anonymous, 9 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Nick, 15 years)
  • University. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Drinking. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Not sure. (Emily, 20 years)
  • Party town. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • I would like to say the university of Wyoming, but I’m afraid it’s probably Matthew Shepard. (one of the “outliers” I spoke of earlier in the survey. (Anthony, 24
  • years)
  • UW. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • University of Wyoming; former railroad town. (Cindy, 25 years)
  • Wind. Lots of wind. (Mike, 30 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Susan, 30 years)
  • College! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • Wind. (Neil, 32 years)
  • Gem city of the plains. (Amber, 41 years)
  • Outdoor opportunities, university of Wyoming, clean air and water. (Diana, 44 years)
  • University of Wyoming, Butch Cassidy, Union Pacific railroad. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • The university of Wyoming, great swimmers, railroad town, Ivinson mansion, territorial park, downtown. (Carol, 50 years)
  • University. (Theresa, 55 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (John, 65 years)
  • University of Wyoming. (Pat, 72 years)
  • University. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie Crime

What’s the crime like in Laramie? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Not very high. There are lots of cops especially after a certain time at night, so I think that helps keep crime down. (Brianna, 8 months)
  • The only crime I’ve experienced was getting side swiped twice with no note and my phone got stolen once. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Some crime happens in downtown I guess. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • No idea. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • I haven’t seen much crime here. (Codi, 2 years)
  • Mostly underage drinking at frats and mostly student apartments. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • Some poorer places but I never felt unsafe. Just be smart. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • I live on 40+ acres outside of town, my nearest neighbor is half a mile away, no crime. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Lots of petty crime. (Beth, 3 years)
  • I’m not aware of too much. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • Date rapes, bars. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Mostly petty theft, vandalism. (Megan, 3 years)
  • Not much. (Angela, 4 years)
  • Pretty low, west Laramie seems to have more. (Logan, 4 years)
  • Have got no idea. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • I think most of the crime here happens in homes, not public places except for dui’s. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Pretty low. (Britney, 5 years)
  • Low. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • Don’t see it. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Not sure. I know that a lot of students who don’t lock their cars or leave their stuff out at the library are stolen from. Other than that, it’s not bad. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • Bars can be creepy. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • West Laramie can be a bit high in crime but the two biggest issues are sexual assault and theft (usually of bikes). (Jess, 6 years)
  • There’s not much crime, petty thievery and the occasional sexual assault on campus (maybe twice a semester). (Isabel, 7 years)
  • Very low crime except in west Laramie. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Not as bad as a big city. Theft from cars. (Tessa, 8 years)
  • Never really experienced it. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • Not bad. (Nick, 15 years)
  • Not much. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Mild. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Not too much crime, at least serious crimes. (Emily, 20 years)
  • Not much at all, never felt unsafe. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • Perhaps I was privileged, but I never felt touched by crime when I lived there. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Mild-alcohol related. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • I don’t really know anymore. I don’t think it is too bad. (Lori, 25 years)
  • Not bad if you stay away from the dorms. (Mike, 30 years)
  • Not a lot. Mostly domestic or drunken driving. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Not much! You can find the crime if you look for it! Especially drugs! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • Not good. (Neil, 32 years)
  • Not too bad, alcohol related vandalism after the bars close, unsafe clueless drivers at the beginning of each semester. (Diana, 44 years)
  • Very low, but still tied to per capita ((i.e., same rate as a big city, but ratio is to population. As we get bigger, it gets higher). (Peggy, 46 years)
  • Average college town crime. (Carol, 50 years)
  • It’s getting up there, at UW but they keep it quite or use to. Drugs are a big thing because i80 is a major gateway from east to west coast! (Theresa, 55 years)
  • Not too much. (John, 65 years)
  • Less crimes than in Cheyenne. (Pat, 72 years)
  • None I know of. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie Advice

Any advice for people moving to Laramie?

  • Be prepared for the cold. (Anonymous, 7 months)
  • The further from campus the better. (Brianna, 8 months)
  • If you’ve never lived at altitude, do some cardio! Buy some snow boots and learn to enjoy the outdoors. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • If you’re interested in outdoor activities and can travel to do those activities and want to live in a simple and peaceful town, Laramie is for you. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • Find friends that will enjoy doing the same things as you. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • Bundle up! (Codi, 2 years)
  • Get warm winter gear that will break the wind, since the wind is why it gets as cold as it does. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • Be open minded and surround yourself with good people. Laramie will grow on you. After 6 months of not liking it Laramie became my favorite place I’ve lived. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • Be ready for the wind, people are not as friendly as other parts of Wyoming and housing costs are high compared to what you get. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • Don’t do it. I cannot wait to leave. (Beth, 3 years)
  • Make sure you don’t rent from shady businesses. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • It’s a college town. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Don’t sign a lease without looking. (Angela, 4 years)
  • Unpack your bags, prepare to stay for a while and enjoy it, not just wait to get out. (Logan, 4 years)
  • You will need a reliable car to reach out as there aren’t much in Laramie. Skiing, hiking, and biking are the sports here. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • Be prepared to be pressured to drink. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Don’t speed in the 20 mph zones! (Britney, 5 years)
  • Make yourself at home. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • Great schooling for kids. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Move at the end of the school year if you can, there are a zillion apartments to choose from. Also, if you aren’t adequately prepared for the cold, buy twice the winter gear you think you’ll need. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • Try to have a care. The busses are a bit trick in the summer months. (Jess, 6 years)
  • Move somewhere else. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • Get involved in the community. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Life is what you make. Live and let live. (Tessa, 8 years)
  • It is great if you are young. If you are old, not so great. (Anonymous, 9 years)
  • Get involved, get to know people. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • Do your research. (Nick, 15 years)
  • Enjoy and take part in community activities. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Don’t be stuck up or assume things about the locals. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Dress in layers the weather changes quickly. (Emily, 20 years)
  • Housing is expensive for what you get. The people are great. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • I would like this advice, actually; I would move back there if I could find work in my field. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Housing is high-salaries low. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • Have warm clothes. (Lori, 25 years)
  • Attend events in parks, at university, or churches, you will meet wonderful people. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Stay where there are better paying jobs!!!! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • Don’t. (Neil, 32 years)
  • Great city just know that college students are not very respective – as a whole. (Amber, 41 years)
  • You’ll need sunglasses, warm coats, boots, hats and gloves, be prepared to be snowbound sometimes and limited shopping opportunities. (Diana, 44 years)
  • Be prepared for the wind and the elevation, and give yourself at least a year to adapt to this climate and surrounding. Yes, the wind blows. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • Windy weather, winters can be harsh, people are nice, not a lot of shopping, be prepared for slim pickings for government offices, no new business coming into town, heavy police in all drinking areas. Very hard core against DWI, dui, MIP. (Carol, 50 years)
  • Hope you like wind! (Theresa, 55 years)
  • It is a good place to live. (John, 65 years)
  • Put up with students, lack of shopping, less quality clothing. (Pat, 72 years)
  • You need to like the surrounding outdoor area and small population. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Laramie (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • The farmers market is my favorite thing. Every Friday, when it’s a beautiful day, nothing beats walking around to some good music and picking out fresh vegetables and fruit. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Dancing with girl on late in the night on the railroad bridge and in the middle of a road. Dancing at Diwali night event in the university of Wyoming. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • Walking around downtown with my wife late at night and thinking we saw and heard a ghost in a store. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • Laramie lanes, freedom has a birthday and jubilee days. (Codi, 2 years)
  • Being able to have spontaneous adventures in the mountains. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • When the snow blows on the road and it looks like you’re driving on a cloud. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • I’ve never met so many cashiers who are willing to comment on how you should have made a different purchase. (Beth, 3 years)
  • Biking in the mornings. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Learning how to skate ski at happy jack was a lot of fun. (Logan, 4 years)
  • Lots of fun memories with my family in curt gowdy. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • Always have lots of fun hiking to hidden falls in the summertime. It’s not a super long hike (including hiking back) and you can cool off when you get up there. Really fun. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Brew fest is fun every year. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • Meeting people from chi alpha. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • I have had some fun late-night walks in the summer. (Jess, 6 years)
  • I really like my experiences at the summer farmers market. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • Before moving here, our high school band was invited to play the halftime show at a cowboy’s football game. (Tessa, 8 years)
  • Being part of LHS band in 1970’s– great marching band! (Debbie, 14 years)
  • Growing up there. Knowing every nook and cranny from riding my bike all over town. (Karin, 18 years)
  • Hometown concerts. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • Being a cold-weather people, I suppose one experience all Laramites have had is the process of still having to go to school/university even though everywhere else on earth would have cancelled it. Or being told by a teacher “don’t linger outside; it only takes 30 minutes for frostbite to strike” when we’re getting ready to walk home. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Halloween takes all month. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • Jubilee days with parade and carnival every year growing up. (Lori, 25 years)
  • Street dancing during jubilee days. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Made lots of friends. (Amber, 41 years)
  • My first day here, people trying to take a horse into the buckhorn bar and my wedding on the porch of the Ivinson mansion. (Diana, 44 years)
  • I knew I wanted to live here from the time I was 5 years old. Our family would hunt rocks in Wyoming and Laramie was our base. I fell in love with Laramie and the state, and it continues to this day. I’m now in my 60’s. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • Go to happy jack for hiking, climb Vedauwoo, drive up to the snowies. I took all my nieces and nephews up to happy jack and hiked them up and up and then asked them to find a way back to the road! It took a while, but we made it back! It was awesome! (Carol, 50 years)
  • Nothing just like the small community and living out of town and enjoying my pets and family without being bothered. And loved the big snowstorms we used to get. (Theresa, 55 years)
  • The old businesses that use to be in Laramie. (John, 65 years)
  • Raising family and the outdoor recreation. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie’s Future

How do you think Laramie will change over the next 10 years?

  • I think it will grow. (Anonymous, 7 months)
  • Not much. (Brianna, 8 months)
  • I think since it’s a university town, it will change a lot. It’s a high turnover town. Businesses and amenities will always be changing. (Breana, 1.5 years)
  • Hopefully businesses increase here. No hope for any industries. Population will increase too because more and more people are showing interest to live near environment. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • Probably not too much. (Tyler, 1.5 years)
  • More shops and restaurants. (Codi, 2 years)
  • Possibly less college students with the closure of Wyoming tech. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • Probably won’t too, too much. Unless new businesses arrive. (Hanna, 2 years)
  • I think it will continue with slow growth. (Anonymous, 3 years)
  • I don’t think it will change much. Laramie is very closed to innovation, technology, and change. This is extra sad given it’s a university town. (Beth, 3 years)
  • Hopefully grow a little bit more. (Chaya, 3 years)
  • Roads and parking will get worse. (Katie, 3 years)
  • Not much. (Angela, 4 years)
  • I think more people from outside Wyoming will move in. (Logan, 4 years)
  • Not much. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • I hope they will bring more popular stores. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • I think it will expand even more. (Britney, 5 years)
  • Growth from incr. Number of students. (Caleb, 5 years)
  • Better updated internet I hope. (Chris, 5 years)
  • I hope it will grow. I want to see new jobs bringing skilled workers in, and new housing development, and more economic growth. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • It won’t. Never will. (Gaylemarie, 6 years)
  • I feel it will probably become more populated. (Jess, 6 years)
  • I don’t think it will change much, it hasn’t really changed over the past ten years. (Isabel, 7 years)
  • I don’t think it will very much. There will be new construction don’t by the university. Perhaps new restaurants. (Mary, 7 years)
  • I’m hoping they come up with a solution to fix grand! The potholes are horrible! (Tessa, 8 years)
  • More growth. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • It will continue to try and isolate itself and not allow businesses in. (Nick, 15 years)
  • Not much. Businesses in and out. (Karin, 18 years)
  • It will grow into a bigger city. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • No. (Gretchen, 20 years)
  • It will grow, but at a Wyoming pace, which is good. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Minimally-not sure what Wyotech closure will have. (Chelley, 25 years)
  • The town doesn’t seem to want to change so it never seems to grow much. (Lori, 25 years)
  • Depends on how aggressive city is about changing to meet the times. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Laramie hasn’t changed much since my grandma, and my mom, me, my kids and my grandkids!!! Need more to do here for teens, and older people! Better paying jobs!!!! (Tammy, 30 years)
  • It seems to change every year. (Amber, 41 years)
  • Population growth and higher housing costs. (Diana, 44 years)
  • We will continue to grow, but very slowly. (Peggy, 46 years)
  • Losing wyotech is a huge hit to Laramie. You can already see the loss to the rental incomes in the paper and on the internet! If smart changes aren’t made by city and council members, I do see a drop in population and a hit to most of the job markets in town. (Carol, 50 years)
  • Not much, city council doesn’t let anything grow unless it benefits the rich republicans. It only grows with bars and restaurants with bars and then we profit off all the dui’s and any offense that goes with it. (Theresa, 55 years)
  • In small ways. (John, 65 years)
  • More people, housing will be spiked. (Pat, 72 years)
  • Hard to say. Larger population and more crime. (Carol, 74 years)

Laramie Facts

Any other interesting facts about Laramie?

  • There are a lot of interesting facts about Laramie. We can know more about Laramie from the Laramie plains museum. (Sunil, 1.5 years)
  • You can visit Frontier prison during Christmas season. (Dylan, 2 years)
  • The roads out close frequently and the wind never stops. (Beth, 3 years)
  • Close enough to big cities but far enough away to still have a small-town environment. (Logan, 4 years)
  • It is a quiet place to study. (Sherif, 4 years)
  • People are kind. (Sierra, 4 years)
  • Territorial prison. (Chris, 5 years)
  • We have a street called bill Nye, but it’s not named after the science guy. (Caitie, 6 years)
  • Perfect location for big city shopping (ft. Collins) mountain adventures and camping! (Tessa, 8 years)
  • Great frontier history. (Debbie, 14 years)
  • The Matthew Shepard case was about drugs. (Anonymous, 20 years)
  • As I understand it, it had the first woman bailiff in the country. (Anthony, 24 years)
  • Territorial prison. (Lori, 25 years)
  • First woman voter and first woman juror were from here, yet we are still paid less than men. Prejudice against Matthew Shepard does not define most people who have grown up here. Most are accepting of everyone. (Susan, 30 years)
  • Don’t plow snow much. (Neil, 32 years)
  • You can still find democrats here and make lifelong friends. (Diana, 44 years)
  • Laramie has the best tasting water! (Peggy, 46 years)
  • The history of Laramie needs to be rewarded during the anniversary this year. (Carol, 50 years)
  • It will always be this small town with a ton of expensive apartments, bars and restaurants and no choices for shopping. Too expensive for Laramie people and always catering to the UW. (Theresa, 55 years)
  • I have a long family history here in this area. (John, 65 years)
  • First street tales, houses that have great architectural. (Pat, 72 years)