An inviting little city that feels like a small town, with up-close mountain views, and an array of local happenings.

Life in Longmont, Colorado

Although Longmont is technically a suburb, its proximity to the mountains and dense suburban design makes it feel more like its own focal point. Longmont is named after Longs Peak, a prominent mountain that is clearly visible from the whole city. The city is an affordable, bike-friendly community—recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a silver-level bicycle-friendly community—full of young families and professionals. Longmont’s historic downtown and bustling main street, dotted with mom-and-pop shops and restaurants, create a small-town vibe that draws and keeps people living here. A nice bonus: The city offers the fastest community-owned fiber-optic Internet service in the country. Thanks to its location and affordability, Longmont is sure to only keep growing and already provides many community resources, from an excellent library and public pools to a golf course and riverfront park.


Eat & Drink

Rosalee’s Pizza | A local favorite—classic New York-style pizzas and beer served in a pub-like interior with pinball machines and access to a quaint outdoor patio.
Sugar Beet | A special-occasion landmark serving cooked-to-perfection meals like sea bass over pearl pasta and gochujang-glazed pork ribs.
Lucile's Creole Cafe | A favorite Front-Range breakfast and brunch eatery crafting Cajun-Creole dishes (and beignets!) in a sweet, homey atmosphere.


Trails and Walks

McIntosh Lake | A scenic 3.5-mile paved and gravel loop that’s popular for walking and road biking as well as access to paddling on the lake.
LOBO Trail | A fantastic 12-mile regional trail system that runs all the way from Longmont through Gunbarrel, Niwot, and open space down to Boulder.


Arts & Culture

Longmont Symphony Orchestra | Seventeen performances a year at various venues across the city, including Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium.
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center | A small, local museum with diverse exhibits focusing on regional history that's great for little ones with their all-ages interactive programs.
Firehouse Art Center | Longmont's leading contemporary art center featuring national and local artists with over a dozen exhibitions a year and regular educational programs.


Favorite Community Events

Boulder County Fair | An annual festive carnival, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and all the other quintessential fair activities.
Longmont Lights | Stroll around Roosevelt Park in Longmont City Center as it sparkles with millions of lights each holiday season. 
Día de Los Muertos | The longest-standing Day of the Dead exhibition and celebration in Colorado, attracting more than 6,000 people annually.


In the News

“Located about an hour outside of Denver, Longmont is a small city that feels like a small town. The sense of community is palpable because the people who live here are proud to live here.” —Livability.com

“Love music, art, theater? Longmont’s Creative District has it all. Two community theaters, music shops that offer lessons, a dance studio, countless arts and crafts workshops as well as art galleries, public art, and tons of live music performances.” —AllThingsBoulder.com

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Overview for Longmont, CO

98,854 people live in Longmont, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $39,023.04. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.2 years

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