Longmont, CO Real Estate

Longmont, CO Real Estate

 

Longmont, CO Real Estate

The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. stateof Colorado. Longmont is located northeast of the county seat of Boulder and 33 miles (53 km) north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Longmont, CO Real Estate.

Longmont’s population was 86,270 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census.[7] Longmont is the 13th most populous city in the state of Colorado. Longmont, CO Real Estate.

The word “Longmont” comes from Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named for explorer Stephen H. Long that is clearly visible from Longmont, and “mont”, from the French word “montagne” for mountain.[8]

 

History

 

Longmont was founded in 1871 by a group of people from Chicago, Illinois. Originally called the Chicago-Colorado Colony, the men sold memberships in the town and with the proceeds purchased the land necessary for the town hall. As the first planned community in Boulder County, the city streets were laid out in a grid plan in a square mile. The city began to flourish as an agricultural community after the building of the Colorado Central Railroad line arrived northward from Boulder in 1877. During the 1940s, Longmont began to grow beyond these original limits. Longmont, CO Real Estate.

During the 1960s the federal government built an air traffic control center in Longmont, and IBMbuilt a large factory near Longmont. As agriculture waned, more high technology has come to the city, including companies like Seagate and Amgen; Amgen closed its Longmont campus in 2015. In April 2009, the GE Energy Company relocated its control solutions business to the area. Longmont, CO Real Estate.

The downtown along Main Street, once nearly dead during the 1980s, has seen a vibrant revival in the 1990s and into the 21st century. During the mid-1990s, the southern edge of Longmont became the location of the first New Urbanist project in Colorado, called Prospect New Town, designed by the architects Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

The Longmont City Council in May 2013 voted to finance and build out its own municipal gigabit data fiber-optic network to every house and business over a three-year period starting in late 2013.

 

Geography

 

Longmont, CO Real Estate

Longmont is located in northeastern Boulder County at 40°10′18″N 105°06′33″W.[9] The city extends eastward into western Weld County. U.S. Highway 287 (Main Street) runs through the center of the city, leading north 16 miles (26 km) to Loveland and south 34 miles (55 km) to downtown Denver. State Highway 119 passes through the city south of downtown and leads southwest 15 miles (24 km) to Boulder and east 5 miles (8 km) to Interstate 25.

The elevation at City Hall is 4,978 feet (1,517 m) above sea levelSt. Vrain Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River, flows through the city just south of the city center.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Longmont has a total area of 27.6 square miles (71.6 km2), of which 26.2 square miles (67.8 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), or 5.30%, is water.[7]

Find Your Dream Home
Price
Beds
Baths
Save Search
Get In Touch!
Longmont, CO Real Estate - Westminster, CO Real Estate