Located just 37 miles from Denver and 16 miles from Boulder, Longmont was named after the majestic Longs Peak that serves as a beautiful backdrop for this front-range city. Longmont was named an “All-America City” in 2006 and twice as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine. Home to the 8th largest school district in Colorado and led by the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year, Don Haddad, St. Vrain Valley Schools consistently receive awards for their excellence. Longmont boasts its own airport with almost 300 hangars, museum and cultural center featuring a state-of-the-art 250-seat auditorium and the fastest internet service provider in the nation.
Here are some of the numbers that make up this special city:
- 92,852+ residents
- 3,456 licensed businesses
- $57,142 median household income
- 2,000 acres of parks
- 300 average days of sunshine annually
- 165+ restaurants
- 76 churches
- 29 ski areas within a day’s drive
The outdoor recreation opportunities in Longmont are limitless whether you’d like to hit the fairway, get out on the water, go for a bike ride or just take the kids to a park. There are 3 specialized golf courses, 5 public swimming pools and the 735 acre Union Reservoir, 93 miles of park and greenway trails, 25 neighborhood parks and 254 acres of community parks that provide athletic fields and other recreation facilities such as the seasonal ice pavilion. And in the unlikely event you’ve exhausted all that Longmont has to offer, Rocky Mountain National Park is only 30 miles away!
There’s never a lack of fun things to do in Longmont! The city hosts numerous community events throughout the year including Boulder County’s Farmer’s Market, free summer concerts, a triathlon with a kids-only division, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display, the beloved Halloween parade and Day of the Dead celebration, November Turkey Trot and holiday lights festival. The library holds weekly programs for children and adults, the senior center offers drop-in programs and recreation services provides hundreds of activities to choose from each season. Historic downtown is a vibrant creative district with a multitude of unique shops, craft beer and food options and cultural activities such as four annual ArtWalks. For more information about the burgeoning businesses visit the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce website.
The Realtors at Walter Realty would love to help make the family-friendly community of Longmont your new hometown- call our office today at (303)772-0277 to get assistance in the search to find your home in Longmont, CO.