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Longmont is a diverse, multicultural and receptive city, one in which it's easy for people to make connections and to thrive as part of the community. As home to many customs and cultures, it's easy for residents and visitors to find fellowship with others of similar backgrounds and to explore and join in traditions that are new or foreign. The many nonprofit, civic and cultural organizations of Longmont welcome new people to become involved, and there is opportunity to find others with whom to share almost any interest. Not only do "you belong in Longmont" if you’re looking for a welcoming hometown or business location, but "when you’re in Longmont, you belong." To learn more about the You Belong in Longmont campaign, visit
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Longmont Named One of the "Best Places to Live"

Longmont one of the "Best Places to Live"Click to Visit Longmont Area Visitors AssociationThe residents of Longmont won’t be surprised to learn that Longmont was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States twice - once in 2006 and again in 2008. The Top 100 Best Places to Live as designated by Money Magazine, searches for small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, rational home prices and lots to do.

In 2006, Longmont made the list at number 61; in 2008 it made the list at number 50. To see the complete article, visit their website at: and click on “Best Places to Live.”



Longmont by the Numbers

Longmont, Colorado, located within Boulder County, is a city with 22 square miles, over 300 days of sunshine, and a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont sits at an elevation of 4,979 feet above sea level. With over 1500 acres of parks and open space, Longmont is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Longmont is also home to several high-tech companies and a vibrant restaurant scene. It is conveniently located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder, and 30 miles from the scenic Trail Ridge Road. For in-depth information, including quality of life statistics and employment and income data, see the Longmont Community Profile.

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Did you know?
  • Longmont named one of the "Best Places to Live" in 2006 and 2008.
  • Longmont named an "All-America City" in 2006.
  • Longmont has won multiple awards for its civic leadership.
  • Visit Longmont can help with travel plans.
  • According to the Software & Information Industry Association, the Boulder/Longmont area has the highest concentration of software-related jobs in the nation.
  • Compared to the other cities in Boulder County, Longmont has the highest number of people who both live and work in the city.
  • Astronaut Vance Brand was born in Longmont, and graduated from Longmont High School. Longmont's municipal airport is named after Brand.
  • The first store to carry the JC Penney name was located in Longmont.
  • An expedition, headed by Major Stephen H. Long, explored the area's St. Vrain River valley in 1820. The word "Longmont" is a combination of his name and "mont" from the French word for mountain.
  • The City of Longmont was founded in 1871 by members of the Chicago-Colorado Colony who settled in the valley.

For more information on the history of Longmont, see the History of Longmont page from the Longmont Museum.