Overview of Rock Springs
Located in southwestern Wyoming, Rock Springs is a great place to call home. The city exudes the wholesome, outdoor lifestyle found in many western states and allows residents to feel constantly connected to the natural environment. Search for Rock Springs apartments for rent, and join approximately 23,000 residents who enjoy the small-town environment in one of Wyoming's premier communities.
Living in Rock Springs, WY
A track of the Union Pacific Railroad brought new residents to Sweetwater County starting in 1868. The plethora of mining companies in Wyoming fueled the local economy until the railroad converted to diesel and oil power in the early 20th century. Today, the trona mining industry is the largest in town, as the minefields near the Green River hold the largest known deposit in the world.
The city is home to Wyoming's traditionally friendly residents who openly welcome people from all different backgrounds into the community. With the acclaimed regional attractions and beautiful scenery that the West is famous for, Rock Springs is a great place to raise a family. Living here is also very affordable, as the city's cost of living index of 84.7 is much lower than the United States average.
Rock Springs Attractions and Special Events
The Fossil Butte National Monument is one of the most popular attractions in Rock Springs, featuring some of the world's best preserved fossils. The park features numerous hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas and scenic drives that allow visitors to view wildlife and beautifully-colored wildflowers. Rock Springs hosts many unique events throughout the year including Rod and Rails Car Show. With vehicles in the car, truck, motorcycle and off-road categories and a number of awards to be given out, the automotive event can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Other local favorite events include the Sweetwater Blues n' Brews Festival, Wyoming Chocolate Festival and Lighted Holiday Parade.
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