People love living in Wyoming. And I am not talking about the state; I am referring to the City of Wyoming, located just three miles north of Forest Lake, Minnesota. Though some may think the area was named after the state out west, it was named by Dutch and German immigrants who settled the area when they arrived in the late 1800’s. They had relocated from the east coast and their new Minnesota home reminded them of Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.
With the recent annexation of Wyoming Township, approximately 7000 people call the city of Wyoming, Minnesota home. Here is a top ten list of reasons why this small town is such a great place to live.
#10—The Wyoming Library. Giese Memorial Library is a full service library open 6 days a week (closed Mondays). Located in the center of the community on Forest Blvd (Hwy 61) there is always something special to do…story time, author readings, computer classes.
#9—Local Police and Fire. The City of Wyoming is proud to have its own police department and volunteer fire department.
#8—Wyoming Elementary. Grade school aged children living in Wyoming do not have to travel far to class as Wyoming Elementary is located in the heart of the community on Forest Blvd. The school is an integral part of the Forest Lake Area School District 831.
#7—Parks, Playgrounds and Trails. “Where can I play?” is hardly ever an issue for residents in Wyoming. With 17 playgrounds, parks and trails located throughout the community, there is always somewhere to have fun!
#6—Natural Resources. Wyoming, MN encompasses a large portion of the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management area which is a gem of lakes and wetland for hiking, bird watching and hunting. The Wyoming community is on the south end of the Sunrise River and several residents make their homes on the shores of Comfort and Ashton Lakes.
#5—Employers. Fire trucks and fiberglass are two of the many things manufactured in the Wyoming community. Several companies including AllSafe, Artifex Millwork, Hallberg Marine, Polaris, Rosenbauch General Safety, Sunrise Fiberglass and URSA Major call Wyoming home.
#4—Hospital. Most suburban residents have a bit of a drive when there is a medical emergency but not the residents of Wyoming. Fairview Lakes Medical Center is a full service hospital with 24/7 urgent and/or emergency care.
#3—Conveniently Located. Just off 35E and north of the 35E/35W split makes getting to Minneapolis, St. Paul or Duluth a breeze.
#2—Eclectic Options for Living. Whether you want the convenience of a low-maintenance detached townhome or the wide open spaces of a 10+ acre hobby farm, you can find an affordable option in Wyoming.
#1—Friendly People. The number one reason for living in Wyoming is the welcoming community atmosphere. Isn’t that what most people search for in a place to call home?
Copyright 2009 Teri Eckholm http://www.terieckholm.com/