Sheridan, Wyoming

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Sheridan Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Sheridan?

  • Various outdoor activities. (Richard, 2 years)
  • The people and the emphasis on the arts.(Evelyn, 3 years)
  • Golf courses. (James, 5 years)
  • The community, family friendly activities, and scenery. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • The beautiful mountains. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • It’s real actively small and most people are very friendly. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • It is smaller- not crowded with people. (Christy, 13 years)
  • Small population. (MG, 15 years)
  • It’s simple. (Shay, 20 years)
  • Love the mountains and people. (Sylvia, 21 years)
  • Small enough but big enough. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • The mountains. (Dave, 35 years)
  • Community spirit. (Roger, 40 years)
  • It’s beauty and the low crime rate. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan Least Favorites

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

  • Snow. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Lack of shopping. So sorry we lost our Penneys. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • Expensive. (James, 5 years)
  • The cost of living. If you are just over the cut off of poverty level, it is difficult to make ends meet every month. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Small town thinking. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • It’s growing too fast. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • (Some wouldn’t consider this bad) The focus on drinking- the number of bars and drive up liquor stores. (Christy, 13 years)
  • Poor/expensive airline service. (MG, 15 years)
  • The abundance of hotels. (Shay, 20 years)
  • Nothing. (Sylvia, 21 years)
  • Going to Billings for medical. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • The cops. (Dave, 35 years)
  • Winter. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Sheridan?

  • Hunt, fish, hike, downtown events. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Plays, music, park ice cream, senior center, parade. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • Night bowling and Golf. (James, 5 years)
  • Public events at the college, and so many fun community summer activities. Shopping! The Y. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Golf. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • Play pool. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • Fish, hike, hunt, walking paths, window shopping downtown, free ice skating in the winter…(Christy, 13 years)
  • Kendrick park, centennial theater, drive in big horn and story, fishing pond. (Shay, 20 years)
  • I love the park and walking downtown. (Sylvia, 21 years)
  • Bars. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • Go to mountains, camping, hunting, fishing. (Dave, 35 years)
  • Hiking, fishing, climbing, dancing, drinking and festivals. (Roger, 40 years)
  • Fishing, camping, rock hounding, hiking, rodeo, snow machining. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan’s Reputation

What’s Sheridan known for?

  • Expensive community. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Rodeo, beauty, Big horn mountains. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • Mountain. (James, 5 years)
  • The powder horn. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Kings ropes and coal. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • It’s history and small town charm. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • Being a true “Western” city, good schools. (Christy, 13 years)
  • Best little western town. (MG, 15 years)
  • Wyo rodeo. (Shay, 20 years)
  • Not wanting industry. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • Rodeo, golf. (Dave, 35 years)
  • Friendly people. (Roger, 40 years)
  • It’s beauty. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan Crime

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

  • Fairly low. Good place to raise kids. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Very little that I know of. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • I had a stereo and vehicle stolen. (James, 5 years)
  • My home town is a high crime area, in Wyoming and I work at the Sheridan county jail. No place is immune to crime, but I have to say that for the population size, the overall crime here is low. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Not bad. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • We have very little crime here, however we have had a lot of theft lately. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • I am sure there are some, but haven’t personally experienced anything. I have accidentally left my purse or wallet in my cart or at the checkout a few times only to find it turned in and exactly how I left it. (Christy, 13 years)
  • Minimal. (MG, 15 years)
  • Avoca and country club apartments are huge drug spots, Coffeen is a traffic accident hot spot. (Shay, 20 years)
  • Not too bad. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • Low crime, more cops than Denver. (Dave, 35 years)
  • More prevalent than it used to be. Still moderate.(Roger, 40 years)
  • Low. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan Advice

Any advice for people moving to Sheridan?

  • Do your homework. Sheridan is very expensive and simply doesn’t have the jobs to support such a pricey community. (Richard, 2 years)
  • You’ll love the people and mountains and summer weather. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • There are so many resources available here. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • People are friendly, but it takes awhile for them to accept you if you weren’t born in Sheridan. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • Don’t, the more that come, the less likely Sheridan will stay small and friendly!(Pamela, 11 years)
  • This is a great place to raise a family. Go to the library, go to the YMCA- find out about all of the great activities for families- most of which are a fair price and often free. (Christy, 13 years)
  • Get involved. (MG, 15 years)
  • We are friendly people for the most part, so don’t be afraid to put yourselves out there to get to know us. (Shay, 20 years)
  • You will love it more. (Sylvia, 21 years)
  • Don’t drink and drive. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • Don’t drive after dark. (Dave, 35 years)
  • Mingle or move on. (Roger, 40 years)
  • You’ll love the caring, friendly folks here. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan Stories

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

  • Wonderful plays and Theatre festival. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • Too many to share. Love this town! (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • I got to attend the Prince concert when he came there for the opening of his movie. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • The rodeo street dance! (Pamela, 11 years)
  • Every one of my kids has been in the newspaper :D. (Christy, 13 years)
  • My favorite memories are during rodeo or Third Thursday festivals. (Shay, 20 years)
  • Going to mountains and cooking breakfast. (Sylvia, 21 years)
  • Christmas at Trails End historic. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • Too many to list. (Dave, 35 years)
  • When Queen Elizabeth came to visit. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan’s Future

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

  • Sheridan will continue to grow with most of the people coming from out of state. Sheridan has a high retirement community which contributes to the fact that most people can’t afford it here. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Ok, I believe it will grow and jobs will be more plentiful and better paying with new companies moving in. (Evelyn, 3 years)
  • I feel the population will grow, bringing in new businesses. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Not much other then the Powder Horn there isn’t much to do and the coal industry is changing so work is going to change. (Duffie, 9 years)
  • Yes as long as people keep moving here, the more big city it will become. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • Hopefully the pathways, senior living and family focused greatness will continue to be strong and grow and improve. (Christy, 13 years)
  • More crowded. (MG, 15 years)
  • I think it’ll become too much of a tourist hot spot, I also hope that Sheridan will bring in some good restaurants. (Shay, 20 years)
  • More shopping. (Sylvia, 21 years)
  • More Industry and more people. (Rhonda, 23 years)
  • I think it will continue to grow, more big business will move into Sheridan. (Dave, 35 years)
  • I hope not much. (Deb, 60 years)

Sheridan Facts

Any other interesting facts about Sheridan?

  • Sheridan’s citizens are either very warm or very cold. Maybe 50/50. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Sheridan was known for Buffalo Bill. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Small businesses don’t tend to thrive, and the chamber of commerce is only interested in making money for themselves. (Pamela, 11 years)
  • The Big Horn Mountains close by. (Christy, 13 years)
  • Main St. is so historical and beautiful. The best place to go to find interesting facts is Sheridan county museum. (Shay, 20 years)
  • There is a lot of people here with a lot of money. (Dave, 35 years)
  • It’s very historic. (Deb, 60 years)