Longmont

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Longmont is spread out over 22 square miles with a population of over 86,000 people making it the second largest city in Boulder County. The city has a wide variety of properties for buyers to chose from including condos, townhomes, land to build your dream home, and single family homes ranging from affordable to luxury estate homes on ample land. The hip downtown is centrally located in the city and with many great restaurants, shops, businesses, and department stores. The retail base is steadily growing along with the residential population.

Longmont attracts start-up businesses and established companies that want a solid place to live being that it is located in the heart of Colorado's Technological Corridor. In addition to being a thriving business center, people invest in Longmont real estate because of the area's strong economy, sense of community and its close proximity to the University of Colorado.

The city hosts events such as the Boulder County Fair, rodeos, farmers markets, restaurants weeks, and concerts. Home owners have everything they need close by making it a desirable place to live.

 

History

In 1871 Longmont was founded when members of the "Chicago Colorado Colony" purchased 50,000 acres along the St. Vrain River. The land was picked purposely, directly east of the magnificent Longs Peak and named after it. Longmont started growing with pioneers and became a hub for farmers and farming activity with crops such as peas, potatoes, beans, alfalfa, and sugar beets. The Empson Cannery was created for processing the vegetables and The Great Western Sugar Factory for manufacturing sugar from the sugar beets.

 

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