May 292008
By Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY

There are many good reasons for living in Jackson, Wyo., but saving money is not one of them.

As a popular local lament goes: “The billionaires are pushing the millionaires out.”Jackson’s airport is a mirror of the community: bumper-to-bumper private jets from celebrity vacation-home owners such as Tiger Woods and Charles Schwab and primary-home owners such as Harrison Ford and Dick Cheney, who commutes to his second home in Washington, D.C., via Air Force Two.

Despite its wealth, gourmet restaurants and boutiques, Jackson oozes Old West charm, right down to the saddle-covered bar stools at the venerable Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.  …read more

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