Community >> Longmont
“You Belong in Longmont” is the theme of this welcoming front-range community. Named after nearby Long’s Peak, Longmont was formed in 1870 by a group of prominent individuals from Chicago. The city flourished as an agricultural community after the Colorado Central Railroad line arrived north from Boulder in 1877. Fast-forward to today and Longmont is now home to several high-tech companies and has a thriving craft brewing industry as well as many recreational and travel-related businesses.
Longmont is located within Boulder County, just 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder and 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. According to the 2010 US Census the population of Longmont was 86,270, making it the 13th most populous city in the state of Colorado. Compared with the other cities in the county, Longmont has the highest number of people who both live and work in the city.
Residents here enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year and have access to more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space. There are three public golf courses, two indoor pools, two outdoor pools, five skate parks and great outdoor recreation opportunities at Union Reservoir. If you are looking for a rush, Longmont is also home to Mile Hi Skydiving, one of the largest skydiving facilities in the state of Colorado.
The list of amenities goes on! When it comes to shopping and dining Longmont has something for everyone. Local breweries include Lefthand, Oskar Blues, 300 Suns and GrossenBart. Downtown Main Street features over 30 unique restaurants and 70 locally owned shops. It’s easy to see why this community was named one of the “Best Places to Live” in 2006/2008 by CNN/Money Magazine and in 2014 by 24/7 Wall St.