The economic instability in the US and in some part of the Euro zone has affected almost everyone in their way of living. Everyone goes up the mortgages and most of the common commodities except for the wages, I guess. With it, a lot have decided to downsize, live in a simple life and some moved out of the city to the suburbs to avoid expensive rents. And if you are nearby, try checking out real estate jackson for it is often referred as the gateway to the nearby National Parks and several ski resorts.
It is classified as a town but it seems like you did not actually leave the city because of the abundance of large shopping centers and an eating district right at the center of the town. The tourism industry is booming as well because of its several mountain resorts and range. You are not only living a healthy environment and atmosphere but you will be enticed to explore the beautiful spots and National Parks around the area. And since safety is of much concern by everyone else, I’m sure it won’t be a problem in the area considering the presence of several medical centers and emergency services.
But you must expect a humid continental climate because it is quite elevated at almost 2000 meters above sea level. And since transportation is always an issue in many areas yet you may not be able to have some problem because of the existing rapid transit bus systems and of course the only airport that is located inside a national park.