It’s a busy Labor Day weekend in Sheridan County. Lines of pickups and SUVs snake their way through the quaint, bustling downtown or toward the nearby Bighorn Mountains under a blue blanket of sky. While it’s not surprising to see the area packed on the last weekend of summer, what’s notable is the number of out-of-state license plates competing with those from the Cowboy State.

“The secret is out,” Karen Chase, marketing director for The Powder Horn, an exclusive golf community in Sheridan, said of the recent boom of out-of-state buyers that she and other local real estate brokers have experienced over the summer months. “Since COVID, so many more people want to call Wyoming home.”

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