A Tour Of Cheyenne's Ranchettes Suburbs

Are you more of a suburbanite but want to live in a place with a small town feel? In this episode of Wynot?, I’m going to give you a tour of Ranchettes, Cheyenne’s only suburb. We’ll look at some of the northern-most neighborhoods that make up this community so you can see if this is the spot for you.

In 2019, Ranchettes was voted the number one suburb in the whole state of Wyoming. In fact, it could possibly be the only suburb in the state of Wyoming. Located in the north part of Cheyenne, we’re going to explore Ranchettes with my really good friend Mariah Jeffery of Coldwell Bankers Property Exchange.

Mustang Ridge

The first neighborhood you’ll want to check out is Mustang Ridge, one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the north of Cheyenne. This community features mostly high-end custom homes that are typically 5,000 to 6,000 square feet or larger. With such big houses, most lots in Mustang Ridge range from about 1.5 to 2.5 acres.

Residents of Mustang Ridge often like to express themselves with the architecture of their homes. There’s a wide variety of home styles, ranging from the stately and subdued to a few other unique homes. Locals have affectionate nicknames for some of them, including The Dog House and Cinderella’s Castle.

On the low end, home prices in this neighborhood start at around $700,000 for one of the smaller homes. On the high end, expect to pay up to $2 million—which will get you a great view.

The Pros And Cons

One of the drawbacks of living in Mustang Ridge is that this area is a little challenging for outdoor enthusiasts. Not only does it have an elevation of 6,200 feet, but it has almost constant wind. There are also no shoulders or sidewalks on the road and no shade trees at all to protect runners from the sun.

So if you're thinking about moving to Cheyenne, that is something you want to know. Whether you're down in the city or out here in the country, there are not a lot of really big mature trees or tree-lined roads like you might find back East. What you do have, however, is a lot of wide open spaces and no traffic. Even if you're stuck jogging outside on the road, you're not going to get hit by a car in this neighborhood.

North Star Ranch & Bear Paw Ranch

If you're looking for something that's even more rural than Mustang Ridge, head north and take a road called Iron Mountain. About 10 to 12 miles outside of town, you’ll find an area called North Star Ranch. Lot sizes here are about 8 to 10 acres, allowing you to have all kinds of livestock—from chickens to horses and everything in between.

If you're willing to be a little further outside of town, you can take Highway 25 North and find some beautiful homes with lot sizes of around 9 or 10 acres. One neighborhood is Bear Paw Ranch, which has some very stately custom homes. The downside is you're going to have a bit of a drive.

If you live in Bear Paw Ranch, you also may have a challenge in the wintertime, as the roads aren’t plowed. However, the views more than make up for being snowed in. While Bear Paw Ranch is not technically in the Ranchettes, it’s right on the border and is a beautiful place to live.

The Pointe

For those who want to be a little bit closer to town, check out a neighborhood called The Pointe. This is a mixed-use neighborhood with single-family homes, condos, townhouses, and commercial buildings. One of the benefits of The Pointe is that it has these beautiful walking paths throughout, beautiful landscaping and signs, and even a pond and a fountain.

The Pointe also has two parks and a playground for kids. They do all kinds of activities, from a pumpkin patch to a garage sale for residents to participate in throughout the year. If you're a little more used to a suburban, inner city kind of community, this might be a neighborhood that's for you. It’s a little more well-appointed with more amenities but not quite as much space.

Lot sizes here are much smaller than in the other neighborhoods, between a quarter to 1.2 acres. Home prices range between the high $400,000s to the low $800,000s. Additionally, for those looking to live in a 55 and over community, The Pointe has the Villas at Cottonwood Creek. These luxurious homes are a great option for our 55 and up residents of Cheyenne and feature two bedrooms, two baths, and a garage.  

Putting Down Roots In Cheyenne

To give you a little history, my house is technically in the Ranchettes. The house up on the hill is a home that my wife's grandfather built back in 1968. They were some of the first people to move into the Ranchettes and build that house. My wife is hoping to get 5 or 10 alpacas that will make use of a little barn on the property—and what she wants, she gets. Being able to take control of that property last year made us third-generation Cheyenne homeowners.

The north of Cheyenne and its now famous suburb, Ranchettes, has a variety of communities. There's a little something for everybody, whether you want to be more suburban, are looking for more property that's manageable, or want a bigger lot even further outside of town. All of these things are really close to our Historic Downtown area, our main shopping venue, and one of the main thoroughfares.

You're literally 1 to 3 minutes away from these amenities if you live at The Pointe. And if you’re at the south end of Ranchettes, you're 10 or 15 minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and dining at the most.

I’m Here To Help

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Cheyenne’s Ranchettes area with me and my friend, Mariah.  If you have any questions about these neighborhoods, be sure to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to answer them.

On a future episode of Wynot?, I look forward to sharing the south end of Cheyenne and some of the communities that make up that half of this city. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it, and stay tuned to my next video!


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