Longmont, Colorado is a diverse and welcoming city located just northeast of Boulder and 33 miles northwest of Denver. The name is derived from Long’s Peak, a mountain named for explorer Stephen H. Long, which can be clearly seen from Longmont.
Longmont was initially founded in 1871 by men from Chicago who originally called the settlement the Chicago-Colorado Colony. The founders sold memberships in the town, and those funds were used to purchase the land for the town hall. Longmont became the first planned community in Boulder County, with streets laid out in a grid plan over a square mile.
Originally, the city flourished as an agricultural community, but in the 1960s, more high tech businesses, including IBM and GE Energy, came to the area. Today, Longmont is home to a number of technology companies and has a thriving downtown area. The city has grown from one square mile to over 27 square miles.
Longmont Home Prices
Longmont is extremely attractive to families looking to relocate to the thriving Boulder area. Housing options in Longmont are plentiful, and the city has some of the most affordable housing in all of Boulder County. As of 2014, the median value of homes in Longmont was $275,000 with the average sales price being $306,116.
Longmont has everything people have come to love about Boulder County. In addition to stunning parks and plenty of open space, the city is also home to numerous museums and galleries, a symphony orchestra and a theatre company. Retail and dining establishments are plentiful, whether you are looking for a national chain or a delightful locally-owned business.
Public schools in Longmont are part of the excellent St. Vrain Valley School District, and the city is also home to the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College.
As the city’s slogan says, “You belong in Longmont.” Whether you are looking for a place to get an excellent education for your children or you are looking to relocate to Boulder County to begin a new. Give your Boulder real estate agent a call at 720-323-8460 today!