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 www.YouBelonginLongmont.org.
The 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: http://money.cnn.com and click on “Best Places to Live.”
Longmont by the Numbers
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
For more information on the history of Longmont, see the History
of Longmont page from the Longmont Museum.