While viewed as the more affordable place to settle compared to Boulder or other nearby areas, Longmont is much more than that. Sure you do get a better bang for your buck in this northeast corner of Boulder County, but you don’t have to sacrifice location or lifestyle either. Its geographic placement creates a lopsided triangle for Denver and Boulder; just 30 miles southeast to Denver and only 16 miles southwest to Boulder.
Since the 1980’s, the presence of well-known technology companies such as GE Energy, Amgen, and Seagate has increased rapidly, thereby employing more local residents. This and other local companies ultimately contribute to Longmont’s claim to fame as having one of the highest populations of residents who both live and work in the same area.
Longmont also plays host to a number of festivals and activities throughout the year. Thanks to the nearby farms surrounding the bustling Longmont center, there is always something going on, whatever the season. As a testament to this, Money Magazine has named Longmont one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States not once, but twice, in the last ten years (2006 and 2008). This honor is reserved only for places that demonstrate a positive blend of a low crime rate, a solid school system, open spaces, affordable housing costs, and a variety of cultural and enriching activities for residents.
This town of approximately 86,000 residents has such enriching activities across the board. From theatre and live music to winter brew festivals to monthly ArtWalks through the Main Street, anyone with a free hour or two will not be disappointed. Family-friendly activities also abound. The public library system in Longmont has ongoing events for kids of all ages, as well as plenty of open spaces, dog parks, and museums to keep everyone happy and healthy.
Longmont is also home to Colorado’s first New Urbanist housing community known as Prospect New Town. Located on the southern edge of Longmont, these energy-efficient homes and condos create a neighborly feel by being pedestrian-friendly and engaging a unique blend of traditional and modern architecture to accommodate residents with a variety of styles. In fact, Housing Helpers has a great rental property there now!
If this hasn’t convinced you, perhaps you should take a stroll down Longmont’s Main Street and see for yourself. Peruse the art galleries, book stores, and sample the cuisine options from across the globe…you are sure to discover a gem or two!
And when it comes time to relocate, call us here at Housing Helpers and we will be happy to connect you with your perfect Longmont rental property or Longmont Realtors that can show you the wide range of homes for sale in Longmont. Our Boulder office is just a few minutes away down the Diagonal Highway 119, and Housing Helpers has a number of incredible properties in the Longmont area, we are bound to have an armful of options that suit your preferences.
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