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21 Comments on "5 of the Best Places to Rent in Jackson Hole Wyoming"

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JH
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I meant to say that the rich should NOT have to subsidize others…

JH
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Having lived in Jackson, I can tell you that most of the people that live there were not born there. They are people that visited and decided that it would be a great place to live. (and it IS) But, having said that, if you moved to Jackson, a big time tourist community, and you didn’t do your homework so that you understood the housing costs, you have no right to complain. If you are working for $10 hr and you pretty much knew that’s what your situation was going to be, there are 2 points to make: #1 if… Read more »
jen
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Michael Grassechi
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Mike: I just shared your posting on my Facebook page, and I agree with most of it for sure: …Heres what I wrote on my FB posting: This is just a small fraction of what I am facing here in Jackson as I look for yet another place to live…Why am I still here? Because I love it in so many more ways than one… but eventually, unless I win the lottery, etc, I will likely have to leave…and that is such a major problem in these kinds of town nowadays: good peeps who put their heart and soul into… Read more »
Steph
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While I do understand where you are coming from, we bought our home in Victor last October because of rising rent, What I do not understand is how you can write up a rant about the housing in JH without understanding the county regulations that make it the way it is. Instead you lazily wrote an article, basically blaming rich people instead of doing your research. We looked for quite a long time, into plots, subdividing, owner financing an acre from some “rich” friends and yes even the shipping containers. Regulations are what’s killing us now, and the idea to… Read more »
JH
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I defy you to show me a desireable resort community that is managed by the poor and middle class earners… Of course, the wealthy dominate Jackson Hole. And, as I said, this is a resort area. Everyone has a choice as to where they live. If it’s too pricey, the answer is simple. Live somewhere else.

Brian
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“Everyone has a choice as to where they live. If it’s too pricey, the answer is simple. Live somewhere else.”

This has got to be the most common lazy-man’s response to this problem in JH that needs an actual answer. There are options for creating affordable housing in the valley and no doubt businesses have an interest in retaining long-term workers here. Housing prices should not be punitive, and, if they are, there are both private sector and government options able to combat it and give those who work in the valley a fair shake at renting and even owning.

R G
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“How is someone to get into home ownership now in this community?” I can think of a couple of ways: -Allow people with lots out in the county to split off a piece and plat it for sale. This was allowed here some years back- people would subdivide their property this way so that their kids could build. The County and what was then the Jackson Hole Alliance for Responsible Planning put a stop to that. -Allow people who own a few acres in the County to build extra structures, provided they are for rental. Private enterprise would provide solutions,… Read more »
Mike Hardaker
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RG, Wow I agree with you 100% here. I was not aware land owners are not able to subdivide their properties, yikes. No wonder my landlord looked at me funny when I asked if the place I am renting (which has been on the market for 2 years) could be split up, it I take the barn and small chunk of land for a fraction of what your asking price. But as a landowner you should be able to split it up and divide however you want, now putting commercial in residential I see issues there otherwise whats the problem?… Read more »
R G
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“We have homes sitting empty and people in need of places to live…..”. You seem to imply that there is a connection between the empty homes, which are private property, and the potential renters. How do you intend to connect the two? Government mandated rental of private homes? Outright confiscation? Squatting? Please elaborate. This interests me because, after building my family a house with my own hands, I built a guest house as a rental. You seem to believe that you are entitled to determine whether, and for how much, I rent this property. However, I do not recall that… Read more »
Mandy Cartwright
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I’d pay the $3,200. That is if I could afford Jackson Hole @ all!

Jeremy
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You just need 30 really close friends. I remember sharing my first A-frame in Mammoth with about 6 guys, although I think prices have gone up since then. At least you save on tax in Wyoming…

Jim Wilson
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you seem bitter