Longmont is only 12 miles outside of Boulder but it might as well be 112. Longmont has long set itself apart from close by communities offering not only a progressive view but more opportunities for expressing oneself in different ways. Longmont offers views that can't be beat like Long's Peak. And just 33 miles NW of Denver, Longmont really does offer the best of both worlds. While time may seem to pass a bit slower the community prides itself on offering an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Boulder. At the same time Longmont offers homes that are sure to appeal to home buyers looking for a home in a community complete with restaurants, cafes and parks like the Prospect neighborhood as well as to buyers looking for an acre or two on which they can stretch their legs and their front porches.
People who live in Longmont are quite proud that the town has been named one of the top 100 best places to live by Money Magazine. Twice. With a population of under 90,000 and a median home cost of $237,000 Longmont is a great place to set down roots. Many people looking for larger lots or larger homes with a lower mortgage find Longmont a great place to buy. But before you draw a complete picture in your mind, consider Prospect neighborhood. Eclectic homes, cutting edge restaurants, porches big enough for a small party and a park owned by the home owners designed perfectly for bands and food trucks. Prospect offers condos and single family homes that encourage community. Conversation. And coming together. Longmont really offers diversity in home buying choices.
Longmont has a charming and busy historic downtown area. Old town Longmont along Main Street and beyond has many restaurants, boutique shops, cafes and brew pubs. Just beyond all that are historic homes you'd expect from a town whose roots were laid in the 1870's. Buses run throughout town and back and forth between Boulder and Denver. Rocky Mountain National Park is just a 45 minute drive away. Longmont also has great schools with one of its own, Silver Lake High School, ranking in the top 5% of high schools in the nation in 2012 according to U.S. News & World Report. Longmont also has options for families looking for charter schools and K-12 options.
Longmont has everything you might want. Houses with more square footage for your dollar, historic homes with wood floors and built-ins or if land is what you seek for your horses or for your own peace of mind, you can find it in Longmont. Saddle up to the food truck in Prospect neighborhood or to one of the many great places to eat and drink. Longmont has something to offer all of us. A great community that values both diversity and many housing options. All that plus great views that inspired the city's founders to name Longmont after the stunning Long's Peak. Longmont is clear in its vision to both honor the past and move forward into the future.
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