Welcome to Longmont
Big-city amenities with a small-town feel
Located on the northeast side of Boulder is the charming neighborhood of Longmont. Despite being Colorado’s 13th most populated city, it maintains a small-town feel. This city has a plethora of outdoor spaces to explore and a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains—the perfect blend of Colorado’s best features.
Longmont was originally called the Chicago-Colorado Colony, as it was founded by a group of people from Chicago, Illinois, in 1871. As the agriculture industry began to boom in Colorado and the Central Railroad arrived in the state, the neighborhood began to see significant growth in population. As the city began to grow, its core remained the same.
Purchasing a home in Longmont is a great investment, and the average cost of a home is around $545,000. Longmont’s history can be seen throughout its architectural styles. Some classic styles you’re likely to see when looking at homes in Longmont include bungalow, classic cottage, Mediterranean, and Victorian.
What to Love
- Home to the gorgeous Saint Vrain Creek for hiking, camping, and fishing
- Outdoor adventures, including views of the Rocky Mountains
- Local culinary masterpieces and charming boutiques
People & Lifestyle
There are many reasons why people love calling Longmont home. The city's close-knit charm is a major one. Longmont is a larger city, but its culture embodies a community feeling. This brings many young to middle-aged professionals to Longmont. The city’s location allows working professionals to commute into Boulder for jobs at large companies, while some residents like to work and play in Longmont. If you’re looking for a relaxed and laid-back place to call home, Longmont is worth the look.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Longmont is filled with breweries, so if you enjoy discovering new and local brews, this is the place for you. The town is also filled with charming boutiques to give you a one-of-a-kind find.
You can participate in local shopping experiences by attending one of Longmont’s markets. Whether you’re looking for a farmers market or flea market, the city has eclectic finds and organic options to indulge in. If you’re looking for more modern shopping, the Village at the Peaks
allows you to shop in the beautiful Colorado weather.
To experience a gastropub, head to West Side Tavern
. Located in the historic Old Town of Longmont, West Side Tavern is a neighborhood staple. If you’re looking for an experience based on tasting, the Left Hand Brewing Company
has its own tasting room with a variety of microbrews and even offers tours of the facility.
Things to Do
There are many things to do in Longmont, but this city is an adventurer’s dream. With several parks, farms, lakes, and rivers, you’ll never get bored with the outdoors.
One of Longmont’s most notable events is the ArtWalk
. This community festival is loved by so many that it occurs twice a year. The ArtWalk features local artists, businesses, and nonprofits that create positive change within the Longmont community. ArtWalk is the perfect way to support local art and music while having a blast!
The Union Reservoir Nature Area
is a popular spot in Longmont. This park offers spots to picnic, fish, and sail. Union Reservoir also has a dog beach, so you don’t have to leave your furry friends at home! Another local favorite is McIntosh Lake
. This lake offers a 3.5-mile hiking trail and even breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.
Longmont is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Niwot High School, 9-12, top-rated high school in Colorado
- Longmont Christian School, prekindergarten-12, well-ranked private high school in the area
- St. Vrain Community Montessori School, prekindergarten-8, a highly rated public elementary school in the state