Longmont is a Colorado Front Range city in Boulder County and Weld County. Ranked as one of the “100 Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine, Longmont offers spectacular weather, exciting outdoor activities, exceptional neighborhoods, and terrific views.
Longmont also boasts of a thriving tech scene, with many of the most recognizable technology companies maintaining offices here. It’s close to major Colorado cities as well – Denver is 38.3 miles away, while Boulder is nearer by at 15.6 miles.
History of Longmont, CO
It was in the 1870s when a group of affluent men from Chicago bought around 60,000 acres of barren land in northern Colorado. They turned their sprawling purchase into a new town, which they first named Chicago-Colorado Colony. It was later changed to Longmont, after the neighboring Longs Peak Mountain.
Longmont’s significant railroad activity became a huge part of the town’s history. When the Colorado Central Railroad started its operations in 1877, Longmont’s agricultural industry began to thrive. Workers from Mexico to as far away as Japan moved to Longmont to work its fields.
The 1960s saw the growth of the tech industry. Prominent tech companies such as IBM, Seagate, Maxtor, and Storage Check started to set up shop in and around Longmont.
Real estate in Longmont, CO
Longmont offers a wide selection of real estate properties from single-family homes to condominiums. These single-family homes come in architectural styles such as Contemporary, Ranch, and Craftsman. Longmont also has several expertly designed golf course communities with fully furnished homes boasting of unmatched mountain views.
Notable neighborhoods in Longmont, CO include:
- Golden Pond Estates
- Hilltop Village
- Holiday Park
- Prairie Village
- Stoney Ridge
Living in Longmont, CO
- Longmont has a thriving craft beers scene and seven exceptional breweries. Local brews and one-of-a-kind taprooms have become the city’s new claim to fame. Oskar Blues was one of the first few breweries to package their craft beer in a can, while guided bike brew tours bring guests to different breweries and distilleries in the area.
- Downtown Longmont is a historic area offering many local shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The walkable Downtown Longmont is also a cultural hub, with numerous art galleries, theaters, and public artworks. In fact, Longmont was named one of the Certified Creative Districts in Colorado in 2014.
- Longmont also provides plenty of outdoor recreation – from hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park to running a triathlon. Head to the 736-acre Union Reservoir Nature Area if you want to go boating, fishing, camping, windsurfing, and kayaking. Jet skis are not allowed, though. You can also bring your furry friend to the dog off-leash area so they can take a swim.
Longmont, CO is a thriving city in Boulder County where options for shopping, dining, and outdoor activities are limitless. Get in touch with us, The Noel Team, to learn more about your real estate options here. Call us today at 303-774-9400 or send an email to cmartinez(at)remax(dotted)net.
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