Take Life One Step at a Time in Story

With a population of 900 residents, Story, Wyoming is a mountain community located 20 miles south of Sheridan, Wyoming. Here home buyers are able to slow down and experience life at its best. Known for its community of old west artisans, Story is a comfortable small Wyoming town with all the conveniences one can expect for a remote location. Peaceful trails are lined with aspen and the heavy scent of pines permeate the spring and summer air.

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Story at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-87, I-90
Airport: Sheridan County
Sheridan: 25 min
Billings, MT: 2h 15m


Population: 900
County: Sheridan
Zip Code: 82842
Median Home Price: $281,000

Spotlights of Story

A Place Where Life is Simple

Story, WY offers a simple, quiet life where the loudest noise is water rushing through the creeks or wind in the trees. Recreation is key here, and a love of the great outdoors runs deep through the heart of this community. Like most small towns, Story offers residents a friendly and highly connected community of caring neighbors.

Small-Town Charms

Though it might be small, Story is filled with heart, and a few of its own attractions and amenities. Several inns, shops, restaurants, and stores populate the streets of downtown Story, and the town has its own fire station, library, post office, and even an elementary school. It even hosts the annual Story Days celebration, a three-day event in which residents and visitors gather for a downtown parade, carnival, and food and craft vendors.

Nature Untamed

The breathtaking beauty of nature untamed awaits in the wild of Story. It's a place where horses and cattle graze tranquilly over acres of rolling hills, where farmers and ranchers go about their simple, peaceful ways of life, generation after generation, where rivers rush and trees sway in gentle breezes. It's the great wide open, where sky and earth meet and life is just... good.

What You'll Love in Story

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The Old West Captured in Time

Listen closely and you can still hear the distant thunder of soldiers on horseback and the sounds of conflict with the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. Memorials now stand and identify the location of the early years of settlement not far from the town of Story, Wyoming. Visitors and locals alike walk these hallowed grounds that mark the site of The Wagon Box fight of 1867. A visitor center welcomes visitors and local residents who make their way on self-guided tours of the site of Fort Phil Kearny. Because it's important to remember the rich heritage of those early pioneers who call Story, Wyoming home, area organizations capture and maintain these time-treasured memorials to the old west life in museums, historical sites, and annual events.

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Amazing Local Schools

Story is served by Sheridan County School District #2, which strives to prepare every student with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success and help each student achieve their full potential. The district is comprised of two high schools, two middle and junior high schools, and five elementary schools. Story itself is home to the top-rated Story Elementary School.

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An Outdoor Lover’s Playground

The village of Story was originally started as a wilderness and recreational escape for residents of Sheridan, and today, this appreciation for outdoor recreation and natural beauty is still the backbone of the community. Nestled into the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Story offers residents access to a plethora of hiking, horseback riding, and ATV trails, including the Penrose ATV Trail, rated as one of the top in the US. It is also home to Story Park and Story Fish Hatchery.

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Story Real Estate

Story Real Estate offers home buyers a variety of property types including older existing single-family ranch style homes, newer ranch homes with acreage along with large parcels of land. Ranch properties here, in and around Story, are both vast and unique offering live stock and horses plenty of room to roam. Story, WY single-family homes generally start in the price range of around $150k and escalate to over a $1.25 million for larger tracts of land and luxury mountain properties.

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