Longmont Information

Picturesque Mountain Town
Founded in 1871 by a colony of settlers from Chicago, Longmont is a city in Colorado that was named both for Longs Peak, a 14,000-ft mountain range that is part of its scenery, and Stephen Harriman Long, the explorer who discovered it. Located just northeast of Boulder, Longmont is only 31 miles from the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

A Nice Place
Declared an "All-American City" in 2006 by the National Civic League, Longmont also ranked number 50 in Money Magazine's 2008 "100 Top Places to Live in the United States." Additionally, in 2012, Longmont was recognized as one of 38 Silver-Level bicycle-friendly communities in America by the League of American Bicyclists.

Home Rule Municipality
Longmont is a self-governed city according to the Colorado Constitution, for it is one of 61 Colorado cities that have been declared Home Rule Municipalities.

Prospect New Town
As one of the first examples of New Urbanism in Colorado, Longmont's formerly suffering southern edge was redesigned in the '90s and began a new life in 2004 as the pedestrian-friendly "Prospect New Town." In full view of the mountains, the town includes an eclectic mix of businesses and residences that are within walking distance of the town hall.

Longmont Parks and Recreation
Opportunities for recreation are plentiful in Longmont. The city is home to 23 neighborhood parks, five community parks and eight district parks. In addition, it is near three state parks and five national parks. The following recreational opportunities are available:
Swimming - Visitors can swim at one of Longmont's five public swimming pools or the 736-acre Union Reservoir.
Roller Hockey - Longmont has two roller hockey rinks.
Skateboarding - The city has six skate parks.
Golfing - Longmont has four public golf courses.
Hiking - There are six greenways on the outskirts of the city.
Tennis - The city offers 15 public tennis courts.
Fishing - A fishing permit is required to fish.
Other Sports - The city has nine basketball courts, six volleyball courts, eight playgrounds, five softball fields and seven soccer/football fields.
Dogs - Owners may accompany their licensed dogs to any of the city's six dog parks or the dog beach at Union Reservoir.

Visit Longmont
Longmont is a place to experience Colorado's beauty minus its commercialism.