Jackson Hole serves as the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Jackson Hole is a beautiful alpine valley bordered by the Teton Mountain Range to the west and the Gros Ventre Mountain Range to the east. With an elevation of 6,209 feet the valley runs 60 miles long and stretches 20 miles wide. It is because of this breathtaking geography that Jackson became known as Jackson Hole. "Hole" is an old trappers term for a valley surrounded by mountains.
In an effort to make sure that Jackson Hole remains the same unspoiled wilderness that greeted settlers over a hundred years ago more than 97% of the land in Jackson Hole is held in protection. Almost all of this land protection is held as either National Park, National Forest, National Elk Refuge or some other form of conservation.
Today, people who work and play in the valley enjoy the vast benefits of having so much open land surrounding them. Jackson offers some of the finest and most diverse outdoor activities found anywhere in the world. Where else can you find first class skiing, fishing, rafting, snowmobiling, and hiking at your door step?
And while Jackson Hole prides itself on being an outdoorsmans paradise, the community has evolved over the years to offer a cultural menu as diverse as the landscape. Each summer, the Grand Teton Musical Festival brings some of the worlds finest musicians to Jackson Hole. Each autumn, the areas 40 galleries come together to host the annual Fall Arts Festival. During the period when there are no festivals, locals and visitors alike enjoy a wide variety of dining and shopping.
Located just minutes from town, Jackson Hole Airport offers daily jet service allowing for easy travel to and from Jackson Hole.
Along with the for-mentioned information, Wyoming has no personal or corporate income tax as well as low property and inheritance taxes. All of this makes Jackson Hole one of the countrys most appealing places to own real estate.