Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
Jackson Hole, Wyoming expertly pairs the romance of the Old West with a lifestyle tailored for creative individualism. A gateway to three national parks, Yellowstone, the National Elk Refuge and the magnificent Grand Tetons, this lush 60-mile-long high mountain valley is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States--if not the world.
Located in Teton County where 97% of the land is government–protected, Jackson Hole is a haven for those seeking laid-back luxury living and no urban angst. Exceedingly tax-friendly, Wyoming has no state income tax, inheritance tax, estate tax or taxes on out-of-state retirement income, making it an ideal second home locale. High profile celebrities, politicians, sports figures and C-suite executives are among those in-the-know who have purchased in the Jackson Hole area.
The valley hosts a sprinkling of tiny western communities--Wilson, Moose, Teton Village--but the quaint town of Jackson is the main hub. Hugging the southern end of the valley, it is the county seat and home to shopping, dining and a thriving arts culture, which includes dozens of galleries plus the 500-seat Center for the Arts.
Jackson Hole offers the intrepid outdoor adventurer countless venues for recreational activities all year round. Framed by soaring mountains and home to the winding Snake River, the valley is a haven for world-class hiking, biking, white-water rafting, kayaking, fishing and golf and provides abundant access to wildlife. It is also one of the premier destinations for skiing in the West.
Trophy homes run the gamut from seven-figure Western ranches and palatial estates to rugged yet elegant log homes incorporating native stone and timbers. Some of the finest high-end real estate opportunities are found in the area known locally as the West Bank region, west of Jackson and nestled along the western shore of the Snake River. With the Tetons as its backyard, settings are rarely more dramatic than this.