Why Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole is a truly vibrant community surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Our rustic yet refined lifestyle is defined not only by the stunning natural environment we live in, but also by a strong sense of community. We strive diligently to maintain our unique Western character through thoughtful planning, careful land use and extensive charitable giving. There are numerous reasons why those who live in Wyoming have chosen to have their primary residences here. Some are emotional, such as the sheer beauty of the natural surroundings and the overall quality of life. Others are more practical in scope and include Wyoming’s overall tax-climate benefits.
Scenery & Open Space
Protected by mountains on all sides, Jackson Hole is an extraordinary refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life today. And, most people agree that there is no more beautiful valley in the nation, perhaps in the world. It is truly unique.
Jackson Hole is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and is adjacent to both Yellowstone and the Rockefeller family’s great gift to our nation, Grand Teton National Park. This area comprises the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states.
Protection From Over Development
Unlike many Rocky Mountain resorts, Jackson Hole will remain pristine and uncluttered due to the fact that 97% of the valley is National Forest, National Park, or other public land. You, your children and grandchildren will experience thousands of acres of open space protected in perpetuity thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, one of the foremost land trusts in the nation. Scenic by-ways, river frontage, ranch lands and animal migration corridors are among the many valuable tracts of land that have been set aside to ensure open space in this valley into the future.
Jackson Hole has daily jet service from major cities with Delta, Northwest, American and United. In fact, since the expansion of the runway in 2002, planes as big as Air Force II have been able to fly into this resort community.
The splendid setting and dramatic landscapes of Jackson Hole support abundant wildlife including elk, deer, moose, bears, Bighorn Sheep, swans, geese, eagles and so much more. Each year visitors who love the outdoors and want to experience all that Mother Nature has to offer in Wyoming visit this area of the rugged west.