Longmont, CO Homes for Sale & Area Guide

The City of Longmont, located a scant 30 miles north of Denver and 15 miles northeast of Boulder, is Colorado’s 13th most populous city. Named one of the National Civic League’s top ten “All-American Cities” in 2006, Longmont is well-known for its abundant natural beauty and adventure opportunities, scenic mountainscapes, glittering lakes, cosmopolitan culture and small-town charm. Longmont’s convenient location to bigger metro cities allows the city to have a lively cultural scene and diverse community, while its civic identity affords our citizens a quieter, more residential living experience. Longmont offers residents the best of all possible worlds. For the urban-minded, there are high-tech companies, new housing developments, a vibrant downtown lifestyle and an abundance of cultural arts events and nightlife hotspots. For the naturist, there are year-round outdoor activities, ranging from hiking, skiing, biking and horseback riding to sailing, swimming and exploring the wealth of open space parks in the area. History, nature, urbanism, activity and community—whatever world you want to live in, you’ll find it in Longmont, where all roads converge! To learn more about what Longmont has to offer, please visit:

Visit Longmont
https://www.visitlongmont.org/

Colorado Tourism Bureau
https://www.colorado.com/

Longmont, Co Tourism
https://www.colorado.com/Longmont.aspx


History

Longmont’s history begins in 1870, when a group of citizens from Chicago sold memberships to the prospective settlement, to be named "The Chicago-Colorado Colony." Profits from the membership sales purchased the large acreage in North Colorado that would be named Longmont in 1871, to honor explorer Stephen H. Long. Irrigation ditch systems were established, allowing the new settlement to prosper agriculturally, with wheat fields, fruit orchards, flour mills, vegetable canneries and Great Western Sugar Co. contributing greatly to the region’s early economy. In 1877, the extension of the Colorado Central Railroad line provided greater opportunities for growth, and by 1905, the Great Western Railroad constructed a feeder railroad line from Longmont to Johnstown, transporting the sugar beet harvest to the Longmont refinery. By the early 1940’s, Longmont had far outpaced the original city plans, continuing to grow and expand with each population influx. During World War II, a large number of Japanese-Americans relocated to Colorado from detention camps to work in the sugar beet fields; many chose to remain in the area following the war, bringing a greater cultural diversity to Longmont. Kanemoto Park and Tower of Compassion were built to honor their unique history. Longmont’s downtown, East Side Historic District and West Side Historic Districts are just a few of the other number of historic sites of interest in our area. All through Longmont, our diverse community history is alive in the architecture: from Victorian mansions to Tudor Revivals and new Urbanist reconstructions, there are historic homes, log cabins, refurbished mills, museums and tributes to our area’s pioneer days available for visitors to experience and learn from. To learn more about Longmont’s historic destinations, please visit:

History of Longmont
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/research/history.htm

St Vrain Historical Society
https://www.stvrainhistoricalsociety.org/index.html

Historic Downtown Longmont
https://www.historiclongmont.org/

East Side Historic District
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/cnr/neighborhood_groups/historic_eastside.htm

Westside Historic District
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/planning/ldc/

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/about/index.htm

Kanemoto Park & Tower of Compassion
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/overview/kanemoto.htm

Longmont Historic Structures
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/planning/ldc/index.htm

Colorado Railroad Museum
https://www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org/

Fort Vasquez State History Museum
https://www.historycolorado.org/museums/fort-vasquez-museum

Old Mill Park
https://www.stvrainhistoricalsociety.org/Old_Mill_Park.html

Colorado Historical Society
https://www.historycolorado.org/

The Callahan House
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/callahan/index.htm

Hover Home
https://www.stvrainhistoricalsociety.org/Hover_Home.html

Agricultural Heritage Center
https://www.bouldercounty.org/play/culturalhistory/pages/agheritage.aspx

Old St. Stephen's Church
https://www.stvrainhistoricalsociety.org/old_St_Stephens.html

Doughtery Museum
https://www.bouldercounty.org/play/culturalhistory/pages/doughertymuseum.aspx


Parks and Recreation

Colorado is a nature enthusiast’s dream, and Longmont’s outdoor beauty is certainly no exception. Not inclusive of our municipally maintained cultural and historic sites, Longmont maintains over 1,500 acres of parks, trailheads, open spaces, greenways and public use facilities for area residents to enjoy year-round. Our neighborhood parks total over 190 acres and our community parks provide over 230 sprawling acres and 7 greenways at Clark Centennial, Garden Acres, Quail Campus, Roosevelt, Sandstone Ranch, Golden Ponds, Izaak Walton Pond, Jim Hamm Nature Area, McCall Lake, McIntosh Lake, Roger's Grove, Sandstone Ranch and Union Reservoir. Boulder County's extensive hiking and biking trails, windsurfing, fishing and camping are just the beginning of the list of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Longmont. Other popular spots for nature, wildlife and outdoor activities include Mead Skatepark, The Dirt Hills, Willow Farm Park, Pawnee National Grassland, St. Vrain State Park, the historic South Platte Trail, Marfell Lake, Boulder Reservoir, Wonderland Lake & Foothills Nature Center, Longmont Recreation Services' Centennial Pool, recreational American Discovery Trail and Poudre River National Recreation Trail, and the Pawnee Pioneer Trails scenic byway. To find out more about the nature, activities, sports and facilities available to enjoy in Longmont, please visit:

Longmont City Parks
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/index.htm

Colorado State Parks
https://www.parks.state.co.us/

Longmont Greenways and Trails
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/greenwaylist.htm

St. Vrain Greenway Trail System
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/greenwaylist.htm#stvrain

Sandstone Ranch Park
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/overview/sandstone.htm

Barbour Ponds State Recreation Area
https://www.discoveringcolorado.com/barbsp.htm

Willow Farm Park
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/overview/willowfarm.htm

Pawnee National Grassland
https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps

South Platte Trail
https://www.rivertrailonline.org/

Boulder Reservoir/ Marfell Lake
https://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1267&Itemid=3684

Wonderland Lake, Trailhead & Foothills Nature Center
https://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3790&Itemid=1035

Discovery Trail and Poudre River National Recreation Trail
https://www.rivers.gov/wsr-cache-la-poudre.html

Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway
https://byways.org/explore/byways/2113

Longmont Memorial Rose Garden
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/overview/roosevelt.htm

Saint Vrain State Park
https://www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/StVrain/Pages/StVrainHome.aspx


Sports and Activities

Longmont Municipal Golf Ranges
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/golf/index.htm

Longmont Recreation Services' Centennial Pool
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/gen/cent.htm

Sunflower Farm
https://www.sunflowerfarminfo.com/

Mile-Hi Skydiving
https://www.mile-hi-skydiving.com/

Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights
https://www.hotairballoonridescolorado.com/


Attractions and Activities

For residents who love the excitement of the city but hate the hassles that often accompany urban life, Longmont offers a wide range of cosmopolitan opportunities without sacrificing the quiet pace of a residential suburb. Downtown Longmont is the city’s heart and hub, with an eclectic, vibrant collection of businesses, boutiques, shops, eateries, nightlife hotspots and historic structures. Family events, live music, cultural exhibits, art showings and scheduled performances add to the urban atmosphere; public art and outdoor courtyards contribute to the small-town charm that makes Longmont stand apart from other cities. Locally, the Hero's eXperience, Kids' Park Lafayette, Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, Tower of Compassion and the Firehouse Art Center are a few attractions for entertainment, relaxation and enjoyment, as well as the unique businesses, boutiques and eateries of Downtown Longmont, including Irresistible Books, Orange Door, Stonebridge Games, Used Book Emporium and Rockin Robin’s Retro & Resale. Nearby, the Promenade Shops at Centerra offer other entertainment options for Longmont locals to enjoy.

Theatre, Culture and The Arts

Longmont Art in Public Places
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/aipp/sculptures.htm

Hero's eXperience
https://attractions.uptake.com/colorado/boulder/the_hero_s_experience_9815118.html

Kids' Park Lafayette
https://attractions.uptake.com/colorado/lafayette/kids_park_lafayette_29130085.html

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/

Kanemoto Park & Tower of Compassion
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/overview/kanemoto.htm

Firehouse Art Center
https://firehouseart.org/

Longmont Chorale
https://www.longmontchorale.org/

Longmont Symphony Orchestra
https://longmontsymphony.org/

Artwalk Longmont
https://www.artlinklongmont.org/

Jesters Dinner Theatre
https://www.jesterstheatre.com/

Longmont Theatre Company
https://www.longmonttheatre.org/


Shopping, Dining, Leisure and Attractions

Downtown Longmont
https://www.downtownlongmont.com/

Promenade Shops at Centerra
https://www.thepromenadeshopsatcenterra.com/

Barbed Wire Books
https://www.barbedwirebooks.net/

Orange Door
https://www.orange-door.com/

Stonebridge Games
https://www.stonebridgegames.com/

Used Book Emporium
https://www.usedbookemporium.net/

Rockin Robin’s Retro & Resale
https://rockinrobins.net/

Longmont Dining Guide
https://www.visitlongmont.org/dining


Events

Festivals and special events in Longmont offer the opportunity for neighbors to meet neighbors and come together as friends. In addition to the many fine lectures, performances and workshops scheduled by the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, there are a number of festivals and events available to our residents, including the Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Chautauqua Silent Film Series, Mud Hen 5K Race, Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, Longmont Kinetics Sculpture Race at Union Reservoir and the Boulder County Parade and Chuckwagon Breakfast. To learn more about the events, activities and festivals of Longmont and Boulder County, please visit:
Longmont Festivals and Special Events
https://www.visitlongmont.org/things-to-do/festivals-special-events

Rhythm on the River
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr/

Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
https://bcn.boulder.co.us/community/fmc/fmcshow.htm

Chautauqua Silent Film Series
https://www.chautauqua.com/silent_film_series.php

Mud Hen 5K Race
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/MudHen.htm

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/aquatic.htm

Longmont Kinetics Sculpture Race at Union Reservoir
https://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/kinetics.htm

Boulder County Parade and Chuckwagon Breakfast
https://www.facebook.com/BoulderCountyFair

Diane Stow
Diane Stow
Broker Associate
512 4th Ave Suite 101 Longmont CO 80501