If you haven’t already discovered the amazing reasons to move to Longmont, CO, get ready! Located in Boulder County, this suburb of Denver is packed with all of the right ingredients for a high-quality life. You can expect fun and adventure at every turn with a nice mix of serene mountain views and a strong sense of community.
It’s often said that residents are “crazy” about Longmont and it’s not hard to see why. In fact, it’s referred to as LOCO, standing for Longmont, Colorado. You might also hear LOCO residents using lingo like “left hand” and “St. Vrain.” Left hand refers to Chief Niwot, the tribal leader of the Southern Arapaho Indians and a namesake of businesses, a brewery, schools, and creeks in the area. St. Vrain is the valley that surrounds Longmont at the creek as a tributary of the South Platte River.
While most recognize the major cities surrounding Longmont, Dream Finders Homes recognized the area as a hidden gem of Northern Colorado. We think it’s a great place to live and have two communities there for you to call home. Let’s take a closer look!
5 Reasons to Love Life in Longmont, Colorado
Outdoor Recreation & Entertainment Galore
You’ll never be bored living in Longmont! This city knows how to keep people entertained with a slew of activities anyone can enjoy. Everything from shopping and dining to annual events and outdoor recreation, Longmont has it all. Village at the Peaks is a modern, outdoor shopping center that also hosts community events. You can spend hours in the walkable, historic downtown area exploring over 40 local restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and anything else you can think of. There’s also a Creative District with numerous music shops, arts & crafts workshops, two theaters, a dance studio, live music, and so much more. And of course, you can’t miss the incredible outdoor adventures. Longmont has more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space including miles and miles of trails.
Longmont, CO might be the most conveniently located suburb in the state. No matter which direction you go, there’s something to view, visit, and experience. It’s within 40 miles of major cities like Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder, so you can enjoy even more adventures outside of Longmont. Also in about 40 miles, you can reach Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the Denver International Airport for avid travelers. You can catch stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and Longs Peak from just about anywhere in the city. Whether you stay locally or travel outside of the city, you’ll have an easy trip and the best experience.
Thriving Job Market
Boulder County has a history in agriculture and technology that’s very prominent in Longmont. Back in 2017, it was actually referred to as the first “Gig City” in Colorado because of the community-owned network NextLight being the first internet service provider to offer symmetrical gigabit broadband service. Needless to say, the high-speed fiber internet brought many major tech companies to Longmont including DigitalGlobe, Micron Technology, and Xilinx. If tech isn’t your thing, Longmont also hosts employers from many other industries such as Crocs, Longmont United Hospital, the St. Vrain Valley School system, the Federal Aviation Administration, and many more.
With all of the amazing things to do in Longmont, you’ll definitely find weather that accommodates it. The summers are sunny and warm for hiking, biking, and water recreation. The winters are cold and sometimes snowy for skiing, sledding, and sipping hot chocolate. Springtime is when you’ll see the most rain, but these days can still be enjoyed splashing in the puddles or reading books indoors. Plus, the pitter-patter of rain on the windows will have you falling asleep quickly and peacefully. Then in fall, you’ll experience the leaves changing color turning the city into a glorious scene of natural beauty. Even with temperatures ranging from the lowest at 18 degrees to the highest at a low 80 degrees, Longmont is sunny more than 300 days of the year.
Strong Sense of Community
As mentioned, the residents of Longmont are crazy, AKA “LOCO”, about living here. There’s great pride shared among the locals. So much so, there’s merchandise for sale with the phrase, “Longmont Vs. Everybody” that’s often low in stock or sold out. You’ll immediately feel a sense of pride when you talk to the residents and attend any one of the amazing local events. The city and its residents are more than happy to welcome newcomers and show them what makes this city so special.
New Homes for Sale in Longmont, CO
Dream Finders Homes has one community where you’ll find new homes for sale in Longmont, CO with another on the way.
The Highlands – New Homes Available!
We’re so excited to build a range of single family homes in the master-planned community, The Highlands at Fox Hill. It exemplifies everything there is to love about living in Longmont. It features first-class amenities and is located within miles of local shops, restaurants, and recreation. Its location also puts you within reach of many parks, trails, and top K-12 schools, and is adjacent to the Union Reservoir.
Once you’ve explored the adventures within and around the community, you’ll have the option of six unique floor plans to retreat to. Ranging from 1,525 to 2,602 square feet of living space with endless designer upgrades, there’s something for everyone. Take your pick of open layout floor plans and exquisite options like a deluxe kitchen, gas or electric fireplace, and back deck. The best part is you don’t have to wait long to enjoy these features because we have a variety of quick move-in homes available.
Mountain Brook – Coming Soon!
Also located in Longmont is our upcoming community, Mountain Brook. This community is just minutes away from the downtown area where you can access the many events as well as local shops and restaurants. Imagine waking up to gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains and then taking advantage of one of the amazing amenities that will be in Mountain Brook. Spend time with the family at the playgrounds, resort-style pool with splash pad, or indoor pool. Connect with your neighbors at the clubhouse or on the event lawn.
Mountain Brook will feature our top-selling single family floor plans with townhomes available in the future phase. In the meantime, we invite you to sign up for our VIP list so you can stay in the know on all things Mountain Brook.
Contact Dream Finders Homes Today to Get Started!
We hope you’re able to see why we think Longmont, Colorado is such a great place to live. Longmont emphasizes open space and trails, a friendly, down-to-earth vibe, tons of innovative restaurants, bars, and breweries, and a culture that supports everything from outdoor adventure to art. And now that you know there are also amazing new home opportunities that only add to these benefits, we can’t wait to help you find your dream home. Contact us today to learn more and get started!