Living

Residents of Goshen County are freed from typical urban constraints, with wide-open spaces to explore and a bounty of opportunities for recreation, relaxation and healthy living.


The county features a low cost of living and supportive communities where traits like honesty and integrity are prized.

Culture and Lifestyle

We welcome a new generation of pioneers with big hopes and dreams. Those looking to lead an independent lifestyle will appreciate Goshen County’s freedom from constraints. There’s no urban sprawl to contend with here. Just plenty of open space and ample room to grow. 

Healthcare

The Community Hospital in Torrington is a critical access hospital that provides care to residents in southeast Wyoming and bordering Nebraska communities. Goshen County residents are fortunate to have access to this quality healthcare facility with some of the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art emergency department.

We also have quick and local access to all of your pharmaceutical needs with pharmacies like Community Drug, Vandel Drug, and SHOPKO.

Education

Goshen County offers quality K-12 education options, including a private elementary school and a public school district. Goshen County School District #1 serves Fort Laramie, Torrington, LaGrange, Lingle and Yoder. The district aims to provide an engaging learning environment that prepares students for the post-high school transition to career or college.

Valley Christian School in Torrington is a community Christian school for preschool through 5th grade. 

Higher Education

Goshen County features two higher education options:  Frontier School of the Bible and Eastern Wyoming College (EWC).

Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange offers religious training programs while EWC in Torrington is a public community college with a variety of associate degrees and technical training to prepare students to enter the workforce or transition on to colleges and universities.

EWC has more than 40 different programs of study in areas such as veterinary medicine, welding, agricultural and technology. It boasts affordable tuition, small class sizes and comprehensive support services to ensure the success of both traditional and nontraditional students.

Businesses and industry can take advantage of EWC’s customized training opportunities.

Housing

Buying a home in Wyoming is economical. The state features some of the lowest property taxes in the nation.

It’s a fractional assessment state, which means property taxes apply to a fraction of the market value of the property. In most cases, the effective property tax rate is .61 percent, giving Wyoming an advantageous ranking: the 44th lowest state property taxes in the country.