I hear Cheyanne, Wyoming is a good place to live, got some nice people. Job wise I don't know that. It's got clean air quality also.
Sounds like your ready for some changes in your life and this would ceretainly be a new adventure.
I am almost 53, single and have a 17 yr. old son yet at home. He has one year of high school left. I live in a 3 bedroom rambler with a huge yard. It is getting to be too much for me with fibro and the upkeep. I am going to stay if finances will allow till he finishes school, and gets on his feet, but then need to get into a townhome. I have thought long and hard too about moving south, because our winters are awful in MN. Now I have two GD's and a granddog, and family and I have realized I can't leave them. My dream now is to escape to the south a little over the winters. I know what you are going through and the thought that goes into it! Wish you the best with getting this figured out-