Politics and transplants aside it is still a fantastic place to live. That is if you could find a place to live. Metropolitan escapees and AirBnB tyranny have wiped out any vestige of housing for normal people. That said, a strong work ethic, resilient attitude and patience will go a long way in finding a place to live. Just don’t forget your wallet. Local whitewater options are mediocre compared to central Idaho or Colorado.It’s a frozen shithole for 6 months of the year, mosquito infested for another 5, but august is ok.
The river (Teton) is absolutely infested with SUPs and too many transplants on the city councils working to change the very character of the place that in part made it such an attractive pace to live and raise a family. It gets more and more unlivable for normal people every year.
Spent years of my childhood there and worked construction before I went to college.
The valley ain’t what it used to be.