I live in Cody, WY which was suggested by Planman.
Gun laws are very open here in WY. You don't need a CCL as long as you're over the age of 21. But you can not carry open or concealed in a govt. building or a place that sells or distributes alcohol. Don't even have to announce you have a gun when getting pulled over.
Pay is low and living is high. Sales tax is 4% and no state income tax.
Schools here have quite a bit of money. Every student from 6th-12th grade has personal Mac computers or iPads.
Town is full of bars and places to buy liqueur. Even have drive-thru liqueur stores. They love their alcohol here, can't seem to have enough of it!
Winters are long and COLD. It's windy all day everyday. Summers are short and average about 85* for about 2 months. Elevation is about 5000 ft. We don't have 4 seasons, we have two; winter and construction. The scenery here is amazingly beautiful though during the warmer days.
Population is just below 10,000 and the next biggest town is 30 miles away at 6,000 people. County population is like 27,000. 95% of it is Republican.
Wyoming has no vehicle safety or emissions inspections.
It's a tourist town. Town opens up in May and closes in Sept. Yellowstone is only 50 miles away which is a plus to living here. But, once it hits Sept. some stores are only open minimal hours or not open at all.
Half the population leaves every weekend and goes to Billings, MT to go shopping since there is no clothing stores, Home Depot, Lowes, chain restaurants, ect.
We have worse drivers than California and when it snows everyone acts like it's their first day behind the wheel. Then during the summer time when all of the tourass's come, it's impossible to take a trip through town without almost getting hit.
I recommend not moving to Cody.