//Quality of Life
Quality of Life 2017-01-24T14:44:34+00:00

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 future. The community’s rich agricultural heritage remains alive in the many working and recreational ranches in the area, and abundant wildlife remains unspoiled and visible.  Community culture continues to grow as Sheridan has a vibrant creative art economic sector.

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.

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.

Health care providers in Sheridan are outfitted with the latest medical pharmacy 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.


The current Sheridan County population is 17,444.


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.