Longmont, Colorado was given the title as one of the "Best Places to Live" in 2006 and 2008, and was also awarded "All-American City" in 2006. Named for its panoramic views of Longs Peak, Longmont is conveniently located 16 miles from Boulder and 37 miles north of Denver. With a population of approximately 82,000, this fantastic city offers many diverse employment opportunities, especially in the high-tech industries with companies like IBM, Seagate, Xilinx, and Maxtor.
Outdoor and recreation enthusiasts can enjoy the seven greenways (sanctuaries) throughout the city, over 1500 acres of parks and open space, and six golf courses in or near the city. The newer Longmont Recreation Center offers many wonderful programs and features for just about everyone. Real estate is also diverse in Longmont. From affordable starter homes, to lovely golf course communities, to charming and historic Old Town Longmont, one should easily be able to find the perfect home for their needs. One of Longmont’s “jewel” neighborhoods is Prospect New Town, a new urbanist project, which is the first of its kind in Colorado and was designed by renowned architect Andres Duany.