Longmont makes its mark along the Front Range as a fast-growing city with deep rural roots and a welcoming hometown feel. An appreciation of the past and a clear, ambitious vision for the future blend seamlessly in this charming Northern Colorado city. With a passion for top-notch quality of life and community togetherness, it's no wonder Longmont was named an "All-American City" in 2006 and was listed among Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Places to Live. Receiving the recognition twice, Money Magazine gave an honorable nod to Longmont's enviable mix of "good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, comparable home prices and lots to do."
The city is nestled against a spectacular Rocky Mountain backdrop crowned with snow-capped Longs Peak, along with skiing, fly fishing, boating, rock climbing and hiking adventures beckoning nearby.
Longmont's agricultural and rural heritage is very much alive and thrives in the city's many retail stores. Treasures can be found at the Quilt Show in Longmont, the Agricultural Heritage Museum, Callahan House and the properties of the St. Vrain Historical Society.
The local economy is strong and growing, providing a comfortable home for large high-tech and biotech employers such as IBM, Seagate and Amgen and numerous small independent businesses. The city also has a vibrant arts and cultural scene with more than a handful of engaging art galleries, The Longmont Theatre, The Old Firehouse Art Center and The Longmont Symphony - one of the finest community orchestras in the state.
A diverse, safe and family-friendly city, Longmont features a long list of activities for all ages. Local recreation centers offer swimming, games, wall climbing and first-rate gym facilities. The city boasts 1,500 acres of parks and open space, including Sandstone Ranch, an award-winning sports and play park facility. Downtown is brimming with unique shops and restaurants and the historic east and west neighborhoods are a delight. Several major festivals and events highlight the regional calendar, including the popular downtown Festival on Main, Rhythm on the River, the Boulder Country Fair and Lyons' RockyGrass bluegrass festival, which draws big-name headliners and music-lovers from across the nation.
Denver is a convenient 45 minutes south and offers metropolitan fun and entertainment year-round. Explore the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the lovely Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver's Center for the Performing Arts has a varied and unique repertoire of exhibitions and events. Home to the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, not to mention the Colorado Rapids, winner of the Major League Soccer Cup, the city is full of non-stop prosports action. Travel north to check out the Eagles, a semi-pro hockey team that plays at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. A must-see, the city of Boulder and the amazing Flatirons rock formations are a mere 20 minutes away from Longmont.