Western hospitality, Adventurous Surroundings, Easy Lifestyle!
Newcastle, Wyoming, is the western gateway to the Black Hills. Nestled between the short-grass prairie of the High Plains and the Black Hills of South Dakota.
This location allows Newcastle to offer the best of two worlds, the gorgeous scenery of the Black Hills, and the clear blue skies and legendary history of the plains.
While Newcastle Wyoming’s population is small and the city manageable, The atmosphere offers up large amounts of western hospitality and country charm, with modern amenities and large-scale shopping just an hour or so away. US Highways 16 & 85 intersect at Newcastle making it the perfect spot from which to travel the Hills.
No matter what direction you take from Newcastle, you embark on a drive through time marked by spectacular views and plentiful wildlife. Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower and other Black Hills attractions are an easy drive. From here you can take in the sights of the surrounding regions’ state parks, national monuments, abundant wildlife, awe-inspiring caves, recreational trails, fishing, and even alpine skiing, and still make it home in time for dinner.
There is something different to see and experience every season of the year, you might say that living here is almost like being on a permanent vacation.
Newcastle and the Black Hills also boast a rich tradition of western history. Early Weston County Wyoming’s past includes the Last Indian Battle, Hanging of Diamond L. Slim, A Gambler Sheriff, Cambria Ghost Town and Tubb Town with its connections to Calamity Jane. While in the hills, Paleontologists continue to unearth prehistoric mammoths and dinosaurs, and historic Deadwood, South Dakota is only 57 miles away!
Newcastle is the perfect home-base to experience the American pioneer spirit that is the very foundation of the West. The education system in Newcastle is excellent, with small class sizes and individual attention. The climate in the area is mild, with temperatures ranging from average highs in the 80’s and lows in the 30’s. In Newcastle, the forecast calls for sunshine 70 – 80% of the time, with an average precipitation of 10.32 inches in the summer months and 3.28″ in the winter. The employment outlook in the area is good as of April, 2009 with some of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation!
Newcastle Wyoming and the Black Hills have a lot to offer, far away from the “rat-race” that most people are accustomed to. This is the perfect place to raise a family, prepare for retirement, or just kick back and relax. Whether you are relocating or vacationing, we’ll say it before you get here, “Welcome Home!”.