I live on the north end of Alta, Wy, up against the Forest, in Teton Valley, about 9 miles out of Driggs. Lived in Alta, or on the Jackson side way out in the Forest, most of my life. It's an incredible area for folks who love the outdoors. It's easy to make a living, and it's possible to live here, as I have, and ignore politics. Teton Valley, particularly the north end where I live, is centrally located to access some mighty interesting parts of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Housing is the big problem, though. And winter's are five months, no lie. I've already plowed twice and have a foot of snow in the pasture.
Photo of my place up on South Leigh. I can throw a rock from my porch into Idaho.