Longmont

Welcome to Longmont

Scenic beauty meets small-town charm

 
Longmont is a dynamic city that sits within the majestic St. Vrain Valley, roughly 16 miles northeast of Boulder. With a stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and Longs Peak, Longmont is a place where natural beauty, vibrant cultural scenes, and innovative industries converge to create a rich, fulfilling community experience.
 
Founded in the late 19th century, Longmont is named after Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named after explorer Stephen H. Long that's visible from the city. The town's historical charm is still palpable, especially in the downtown area, where historic buildings have been repurposed into chic boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines from farm-to-table to international fare.
 

What to Love

  • Stunning mountain views of the majestic Rockies, ample open spaces, and charming parks
  • A cultural hub home to art galleries, music venues, and community events reflecting the area's rich heritage and diverse artistic expressions
  • An eclectic culinary scene with a range of diverse dining options
  • Competitive housing prices and increased buyer demand

Local Lifestyle

Longmont is known for its active lifestyle and abundant recreational opportunities. With over 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces, residents and visitors have endless possibilities for outdoor adventures.
 
The city has a thriving arts and culture scene, underlined by venues like the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center and the innovative Art in Public Places program, which integrates art into the city's urban fabric. Year-round, Longmont's community calendar is bustling with events, including the annual Longmont Jazz Festival, the Rhythm on the River celebration, and the Longmont Farmers Market, all highlighting the city's community-oriented spirit.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Longmont’s dining scene is a vibrant blend of casual comfort and gourmet innovation, catering to a wide range of palates and preferences. One of the crowning jewels of the local culinary landscape is Left Hand Brewing Company. More than just a place for exceptional craft beer, this beloved brewery is a community gathering spot where locals and visitors alike come together to enjoy not just a pint but also the food and festivities that often accompany their brewery experience. Their tasting room offers an array of their renowned beers, from the velvety Milk Stout Nitro to the refreshingly bitter Sawtooth Ale.
 
For food enthusiasts, Longmont doesn't disappoint. The city boasts an impressive selection of dining options, from food trucks and farm-to-table experiences to international cuisines and high-end dining. Local chefs often utilize the fresh produce available from the surrounding Boulder County farms, ensuring that dishes are as fresh as they are flavorful.
 
Farmers markets and local food festivals further enhance the city's food scene, providing opportunities for residents and visitors to sample the region's best offerings. Whether you're looking for a casual meal out with friends, a fine dining experience, or simply a relaxed evening with a craft beer in hand, Longmont’s culinary offerings are sure to leave a memorable impression.
 

Things to Do

Longmont is a treasure trove for outdoor aficionados and culture seekers alike, providing an array of activities that cater to a lifestyle of adventure and cultural enrichment.
 
Golden Ponds Park is a highlight for nature lovers, featuring several ponds, abundant wildlife, and views of Longs Peak. It's a favored spot for fishing, bird-watching, and photography. The park's trail system connects to the larger St. Vrain Greenway, which offers miles of paths for biking, running, and walking along the scenic river corridor. This extensive network of trails weaves through diverse habitats and parks, making it easy for residents to connect with nature without straying far from home.
 
Beyond its natural splendor, Longmont is brimming with cultural activities. The city's calendar boasts a wealth of events throughout the year. Live music can be found at various venues and during the summer concert series in the parks. Art enthusiasts enjoy a rich scene with art shows, public art walks, and the Longmont Museum’s rotating exhibits. Moreover, community events like the annual Festival on Main and Longmont Oktoberfest celebrate the city's community spirit and diverse heritage.
 

Schools

The city is home to some highly reputed educational institutions, such as:
 
  • Silver Creek High School
  • Skyline High School

Overview for Longmont, CO

98,789 people live in Longmont, where the median age is 39.5 and the average individual income is $40,963. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,789

Total Population

39.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$40,963

Average individual Income

Around Longmont, CO

There's plenty to do around Longmont, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
60
Bikeable
Bike Score
39
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A florae, Rocky Mountain Paddleboard - Longmont, and Cal Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 0.2 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.86 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Longmont, CO

Longmont has 39,237 households, with an average household size of 2.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Longmont do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 98,789 people call Longmont home. The population density is 3,429.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,789

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.5

Median Age

49.64 / 50.36%

Men vs Women

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25-64 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
39,237

Total Households

2.5

Average Household Size

$40,963

Average individual Income

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Schools in Longmont, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Longmont. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Gateway Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Longmont Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Hopewell Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Primrose School Of Longmont
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Mountain Peak Private School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
The Cottage School - Terry
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Twin Peaks Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Apex Home School Enrichment Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
St John The Baptist Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Sunset Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Mountain View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Northridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Silver Creek High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Flagstaff Charter Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Burlington Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
St. Vrain Virtual High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Longmont Estates Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Columbine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Longs Peak Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
Eagle Crest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Trail Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Central Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Fall River Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Westview Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Rocky Mountain Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sanborn Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Blue Mountain Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Indian Peaks Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
New Meridian High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Alpine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
St. Vrain Community Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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