Quality of life
In addition to Wyoming having a cost of living rating that’s below the national average, natural factors such as extremely high air and water quality, and a diversity of prominent educational establishments underscore the region’s appeal to individuals and businesses alike.
Wyoming’s climate is much more comfortable than the national average. At an average altitude of 6,000 feet, the temperature in Wyoming rarely exceeds 100 degrees F.
SHERIDAN COUNTY EDUCATION
Sheridan County School District #2 serves the Sheridan city area with six elementary schools (K-5), two junior high schools (grades 6-8), and two high schools (grades 9-12). 81% of graduates go on to achieve higher education. The district has been identified as one of the top 100 school districts in the nation, and ranks #1 in the state for highest average Math and English combined test scores (www.schooldigger.com). The district is also in the top 100 districts in the nation in music education.
Sheridan County is also home to two additional award-winning public school districts, three private and parochial schools, and two alternative schools.
Sheridan College offers associate degrees, certificates of completion, and short-term programs for both vocational and traditional courses of study. Students have the option of pursuing upper-level and graduate degrees through agreements with other colleges and universities including the University of Wyoming.
Hathaway Scholarship – Eligible students graduating from Wyoming high schools are rewarded with scholarship money of up to $1600 per semester to attend the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college.
Whitney Benefits Student Loans – Sheridan students who need additional assistance or who will be pursuing undergraduate degrees at out-of-state colleges can borrow up to $24,000 interest free through Whitney Benefits, one of over 40 foundations and philanthropic organizations located in Sheridan County. Over the lifetime of the fund, Whitney has loaned over $33.5 million to nearly 5,400 area students.
SHERIDAN AN AUTHENTIC WAY OF LIFE
“Western” means different things to different people, and in Sheridan you’ll find a community that honors its pioneering past while embracing its multifaceted future. The community’s rich agricultural heritage remains alive in the many working and recreational ranches in the area, and our striking scenery and abundant wildlife remains unspoiled by the push of big-city development. Community culture continues to grow as artisans flock to the area. The natural resources industry continues to expand with the development of new technologies.
With the spectacular Big Horn Mountains as a backdrop, Sheridan is an outdoor lover’s dream, with unparalleled scenery, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and ORV riding. More adventure awaits in Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills, just 3 hours away to the west and east. But don’t let Sheridan’s pastoral setting fool you…there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye! Theater, concerts, festivals, shopping, sculptures, farmers markets, rodeo, polo, art, museums, walking paths and much, much more enhance daily life in this sophisticated pioneer town.
Sheridan is the ideal choice for families, with outstanding schools, plenty of activities and sports, and a low crime rate. Thoughtful community planning, a strong minerals tax base, a culture of volunteerism, and investments by many of the over 40 foundations and philanthropic organizations located in Sheridan County have resulted in a clean, caring and connected community that welcomes new ideas and new arrivals with open arms.
Health care providers in Sheridan are outfitted with the latest medical technology and highly qualified staff to support patients from diagnosis through treatment. Services available locally range from inpatient and outpatient surgery to radiation oncology and long-term care such as rehabilitation or dialysis. In addition to its outstanding hospital and state-of-the art surgical center, Sheridan enjoys the benefit of three urgent care clinics capable of providing services for patients who don’t require a full-fledged hospital visit. Nursing is a core program at nearby Sheridan College, and students gain valuable experience working with health care providers in the area. Sheridan is also home to a regional Veteran’s Administration Health Care Center that provides a wide range of health and mental health services to nearly 12,500 veterans each year.
SHERIDAN, WY: A THRIVING COMMUNITY
Wyoming Business Council
- Business counseling
- Business permitting
- Business planning
- Energy efficiency and conservation programs
- Government contracts consulting
- Human resources consulting
- Patents, trademarks, copyright and licensing assistance
- International trade assistance
- Manufacturing resources
- Marketing assistance
- Product development
Wyoming Dept of Workforce Services
- Workforce development training fund grants
Air Travel – For passenger services, Sheridan County Airport is serviced by Great Lakes Airlines with direct flights daily to Denver International Airport in Colorado. There are three daily flights to and from Denver leaving as early as 6:45 a.m. Sunday through Friday, and two daily flights on Saturday.
Air Cargo – Great Lakes Airlines, FedEx, and UPS provide air cargo service to and from Sheridan.
Ground Transport – For other transportation of goods, Sheridan is conveniently located adjacent to I-90, only 30 miles from the I-90/I-25 interchange, and along the primary north/south route from Billings, Montana to Denver, Colorado. Sheridan is also served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
- Digital local and long distance telephone services
- Broadband internet access – DSL, dedicated and satellite, fiberoptic (limited to certain areas)
- IP video conferencing services
- Digital mobile wireless solutions
- Business telecommunications and data systems
- Digital cable