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QUALITY OF LIFE


Founded in 1871 by the Chicago-Colorado Colony, Boulder County’s City of Longmont has always been a community that blends innovation and tradition, while focusing on the quality of everything we do. Just ask any of our 90,200 residents: whether you want to affordably live near Boulder, CO or create your own quality life in the foothills, the city of Longmont is for you.
 
 

CITY OF LONGMONT BALANCED GROWTH

The City of Longmont, in Boulder County, has focused on quality by providing a balanced growth to the city. This balance is reflected in many ways:
  • Approximately 32% of local jobs are held by city of Longmont residents.  This is the second highest  percentage in Boulder County.
  • Reasonable development standards for residential, commerical and industrial uses ensure quality in the places we work and live.
  • Infrastructure is aggressively planned and implemented to meet the City of Longmont's future needs.
  • The city of Longmont boasts the most affordable housing in Boulder County, with choices and styles for all income levels.
  • City of Longmont government provides city services and amenities to all city of Longmont residents.
     

CITY OF LONGMONT QUALITY OF LIFE BENCHMARKS

Live near Boulder, CO, but reap the benefits that only the city of Longmont can provide. Quality of life is more than a catch-phrase in Longmont. It is quantified by measuring quality of life (QOL) benchmarks ranging from traffic congestion to emergency response times. These benchmarks are reported on a quarterly basis.
 
 

COST OF LIVING

Longmont has the charm and feel of a small town, and its residents enjoy a "small-town" cost of living. With its close proximity to Denver, you can live in this beautiful, outdoorsy venue, and still have all the cultural, recreational, and business opportunities of a big city. Longmont is the perfect Rocky Mountain Area location. The median cost of of a single family home is $370,000 and the average wage in Longmont is $51,480.
 

HOUSING

Longmont has the most affordable housing in Boulder County and is on par with most of the Front Range.  However, there is also a variety of housing types from starter to executive homes.  Longmont provides a variety of neighborhoods from the historic areas of Third Avenue to brand new developments throughout the Longmont area.  The Longmont Association of Realtors is available to provide information and referrals to real estate services.
 
 

CULTURE & RECREATION

Ever since the city was incorporated in 1871, Longmont has continued to be the entertainment capital of Colorado. Longmont has been rich in culture and always had a variety of art galleries and museums to enjoy. In Boulder County there are numerous activity centers. Plus Longmont overlooks the valley of the St. Vrain River, which has some of the best fishing around. Since Longmont is less than a 15 minute drive to Boulder, it enjoys all the entertainment that Boulder has to offer as well.

Some of the best skiing in the nation can be found in the area. Boulder County is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Local ski resorts enjoy some of the best snow in the nation. Another aspect to this diverse local economy is tourism. Each year the number of skiers and snowboarders coming into the area is growing. As the area has gained popularity with the snow crowd it has created a lot of new jobs.
 

CLIMATE

Longmont, Colorado, gets 13 inches of rain per year, while the US average is 37 inches. Snowfall is 34 inches, while the average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 67.  On average, there are 247 sunny days per year in Longmont. The average temperature in Longmont for the year is 66 degrees.  The July high is around 89 degrees, while the January low is 12.

Located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Longmont experiences four distinct seasons.  The days are generally mild and the nights are cool.  People from around the world come to Longmont to work and live, and most of them do not leave.  That is part of the reason why entrepreneurship is very strong here.

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