Welcome to Longmont
Small-town charm blended with modern urban amenities
A multicultural hub located north of Denver and 10 miles east of Boulder, Longmont’s innovative tech scene, an outdoor recreational paradise, and distinct local art scene make it a hot spot for tourists and nature-loving residents. Boasting various craft breweries, sprawling green spaces, and big-name tech companies alongside notable startups, this little city offers locals abundant employment opportunities without the need to commute far.
Its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park makes Longmont home to five-star hotels, classy restaurants, and glitzy businesses catering to locals and tourists. In its early years, the city welcomed waves of innovators — from farmers to ranchers to tech pioneers — who contributed in many ways to Longmont’s enviably flourishing economy. With easy access to the Denver metro corridor and Denver International Airport, plus dramatic natural views of the Rocky Mountains, Longmont serves up the best of all worlds.
An exquisite mix of diverse residential properties gives this city its timeless elegance. In addition, Longmont features homes of various architectural styles, from Victorians to Romanesque Revival masterpieces and impressive bungalows. You’re sure to find something perfectly suited to your tastes here.
What to Love
- Historic downtown
- Hub of local craft breweries
- Outdoor recreation at its best
- Vibrant arts and culture scene
The serenity, easy access to everything you need, and robust sense of community are what locals love most about living in Longmont. Boasting incredible amenities and services, Longmont is a place to be! With well-lit streets and excellent schools, you not only get to enjoy the striking scenery but also the high-quality lifestyle this city offers residents. It’s almost impossible to run out of activities to indulge in here. Whether you’re up for a midmorning hike along the scenic trails or picnicking with your friends and little ones in the park, this sunny paradise has got so much to explore.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Downtown Longmont is the heart of the city, where brewpubs line Main Street, and art galleries are nestled next to chic boutiques and elegant dining rooms. Easily walkable, elegant, and situated in the shadow of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, this business district offers world-class resources, vibrant events, and historic architectural marvels to feast your eyes upon.
Enter West Side Tavern
to savor delicious tomato soup, crab cakes, and chicken Florentine paired with citrus-flavored gin. At the upscale Martini’s Bistro
, the menu offers everything from calamari to halibut and scampi — but nothing outshines the inventive martinis served in this transformed 19th-century home with a classy, comfortable atmosphere.
Visit Cheese Importers
for all your gourmet grocery needs, and stop at Dickens Opera House
for American comfort food dishes in a luxe historic quarter offering an unmatched culinary experience.
Things to Do
There’s no shortage of activities to do in this dynamic, family-friendly, and culturally immersive city filled with fun festivals and abundant parks.
Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls and mark your calendar for the Longmont Oktoberfest
in Roosevelt Park
, where the venue overflows with energetic live performances, local food, and amazing brews. Brat-eating and stein-holding contests, best-dressed awards, and the world’s longest bratwurst festivities make this an annual tradition not to be missed! With ponies, a petting zoo, and a super-fun kids zone, Longmont Oktoberfest has something for the whole family.
Join your neighbors for nights of local music, food, and community fun at Summer Music Evenings
. You can also pack your water bottle and sunscreen for a scenic hike along the St. Vrain Greenway Trail
, which is moderately trafficked out and back and features little ponds along the way. Walk your dogs at Dickens Farm Nature Area
, or bring your kids fishing in the river.
Longmont is served by the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J and is home to excellent schools. Some of the district’s prestigious educational institutions include: