Retire in Jackson

Best Retirement City - Jackson

See why many believe that Jackson is the best city to retire

Just five miles away from Grand Teton National Park, located in Teton County is Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson, Wyoming is idyllically set in a valley in the mountains, and is a favorite spot for permanent residents, seasonal guests, and tourists due to abundant outdoor adventures, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, hunting and fishing. For those who prefer to relax in another way, Jackson, Wyoming’s downtown also offers concerts, art galleries, museums, live music and shopping, however be aware that Jackson has a very high cost of living in comparison with other cities and small towns. Jackson’s economy is primarily based off of tourism, the service industry (food, drink, and retail), education, and social services, and residents similarly can find work in these industries. Outdoors resorts and parks are abundant in the area including not only Grand Teton, but also the Jackson Hole Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort, the National Elk Refuge, and the Laurence Rockefeller Preserve. The “South of Town” area offers a short commute to work and school, bike trails, paths, great schools, and housing built from the 1980’s to now. This area is popular for families, whereas “Teton Pines” is another neighborhood that is centrally located, which offers a view of the Tetons, and is more popular among short-term renters. If you have a large budget, Jackson, Wyoming provides one of the best lifestyles in the country for people who love being close to nature, and enjoy the feel of a small community. Click the tabs to learn more about what it’s like to retire in Jackson!

City Highlights

  1. Unparalleled outdoor activities
  2. World class skiing
  3. Excellent restaurants
  4. Impressive downtown area

Potential Drawbacks

  1. High cost of living
  2. Distance to major airport

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 64,345

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Boise, ID

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Jackson Hole Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Salt Lake City International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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