Longmont, Colorado



Sunset Golf Course 
Did you know?
  • Longmont, Colorado, located within Boulder County, is a city with 22 square miles, over 300 days of sunshine, and a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont sits at an elevation of 4,979 feet above sea level. With over 1500 acres of parks and open space, Longmont is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Longmont is also home to several high-tech companies and a vibrant restaurant scene. It is conveniently located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder, and 30 miles from the scenic Trail Ridge Road. For in-depth information, including quality of life statistics and employment and income data, see the Longmont Community Profile.


  • Longmont named one of the "Best Places to Live" in 2006 and 2008
  • Longmont was also awarded "All-America City" in 2006
  • According to the Software & Information Industry Association, the Boulder/Longmont area has the highest concentration of software-related jobs in the nation.
  • Compared to the other cities in Boulder County, Longmont has the highest number of people who both live and work in the city.
  • Astronaut Vance Brand was born in Longmont, and graduated from Longmont High School.
  • The first store to carry the JC Penney name was located in Longmont.
  • An expedition, headed by Major Stephen H. Long, explored the area's St. Vrain River valley in 1820. The word "Longmont" is a combination of his name and "mont" from the French word for mountain.
  • The City of Longmont was founded in 1871 by members of the Chicago Colony who settled in the valley.

(source: City of Longmont website 2011)