About Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole has long been synonymous with unbridled passion and innovative exclusivity. The valley is an extraordinary landscape, situated between the spectacular mountain peaks of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It is recognized as one of the most breathtaking natural environments anywhere in the world and draws visitors year-round. Whatever your passion, whatever adventure you can imagine, Jackson Hole provides the opportunity and inspiration to pursue it.
Skiing in Jackson Hole is world class, and its dramatic and challenging resort is widely considered to be America’s best for first class skiers. The summer months are equally as appealing, with discerning American families having retreated to the region for generations to spend their vacations fishing, hiking, golfing, biking, horse riding, exploring, and enjoying countless pastimes associated with a life less ordinary.
With over 2.6 million acres of public land, development in Teton County is naturally exclusive – indeed, Teton County is the wealthiest per capita county in the nation. Only 3% of land is available for private ownership, preserving the pristine wilderness that has come to define Jackson Hole – including not only Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, but also the Bridger-Teton National Forest, among others.
Investing in Jackson Hole means investing in that wilderness, claiming unimaginable swathes of untouched land as your backyard. It means prime access to the best skiing and fishing in the world. It means golfing in the shadow of the Tetons and looking out from the 18th hole towards Sleeping Indian. It means kayaking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and ending your day in front of a warm fire with an unrivaled view of America’s playground from your living room window.
In addition to its wonderful natural environs, Wyoming offers an additional man-made incentive – it is America’s most tax friendly state. Wyoming has no state tax on personal or corporate income, low property taxes, and no real estate sales tax, inheritance tax, or estate tax, making it an ideal environment in which to invest and reside. Please click here for additional information.
Originally established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1929, the park was expanded in 1950, thanks in large part to a donation made by John D. Rockefeller. Currently home to bald eagles, black and grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, grey wolves, and the second largest unfenced bison herd in the US, Grand Teton National Park presents unrivaled opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. The National Elk Refuge, located between Jackson and the Jackson Hole Airport, supports the largest elk herd in the country and represents the conservation thread apparent throughout Jackson’s history. Intentional, sustained stewardship has brought many wildlife populations back from the brink of extinction, and now traffic jams due to moose, bison, and bears are fairly frequent.
Teton County is also home to Yellowstone National Park, located less than 60 miles north of the town of Jackson. Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world. While it faced local opposition at the time, the park is now central to the enjoyment and economy of Jackson. Yellowstone boasts over 1,000 archeological sites, representing a rich human history of habitation and exploration. The Yellowstone Plateau is cradled on all sides by mountain ranges, and the park contains the headwaters of both the Yellowstone River and the Snake River, which runs through the valley of Jackson Hole on its way to the Pacific. The park presents visitors with unparalleled geological diversity, including active geysers, waterfalls, rivers and lakes, forests and grasslands, mountains and deep canyons, as well as an extraordinary range of flora and fauna.
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