3.7 out of 10

Cheyenne Wells

38.8218230334979 -102.353974171322
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Feb 25, 2013

"A quiet farming town on the eastern plains"

Cheyenne Wells was named for the Native American Indians in the area and their well. The original located was five miles from where it sits today and was a stop for the stage coach. The town was incorporated in 1890, 20 years after the Kansas Pacific Railroad came through.

Currently there are about 846 people living in Cheyenne Wells, which is over a 16% drop since the last census. Of the residents, 89% are white. The largest industry here is health care and social assistance, due in part to the Keefe Memorial Hospital located at the north end of town. The second largest industry here is mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction. The median household income is $45,598 which is lower than the states average by about $10,000. However, the cost of a median priced home here is significantly lower with an average of about $77,608 which is $160,000 lower than the state's average, making the cost of living here really good.

Agriculture is still a large part of the area surrounding Cheyenne Wells with crops of wheat and other small grains being grown.
Pros
  • great cost of living
Cons
  • far from Front Range
  • no mountain views
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 14, 2012

"Cheyenne Wells is an isolated farm community near the Kansas border"

Cheyenne Wells is about 10 miles from the Kansas border well south of I-70. There are about 900 people living in the small farming community. Real estate in town ranges as low as 59,000 and up into 150,000, cost of living is affordable especially compared to communities closer to the Front Range.

There is farming land for sale, I saw a 152 acre track of farm land asking price $174,000. Another large piece of land of 1,035 acres costs 1.4 million.

The local paper, The Range Ledger, does not have a website and in general things move slow and traditional in Cheyenne Wells. Without the mountain views it does feel like Kansas. In town there is the Eastern Colorado Historical Society Jail Museum and the Eastern Colorado Historical Society Telephone Museum and the Cheyenne County Fair Grounds. Cheyenne Wells schools are part of the Cheyenne County Schools District.
Cons
  • far from Front Range
  • no mountain views
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers