General OverviewLongmont, Colorado is a city with 22 square miles, 300 days of sunshine and an incredible view of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont sits at an elevation of 4,979 feet above sea level. With more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space, Longmont is an affordable city for outdoor enthusiasts.
LocationIt is conveniently located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder and 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park.
The elevation at City Hall is 4,978 feet (1,517 m) above sea level. 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.
Real Estate Community in Longmont
Average Market PricingThe homes in Longmont range from $399,900 to $24,900,000 with the median home price of $570,000.
Common Design, Construction, or Architectural TypesVictorian Architecture
Victorian homes are highly decorative and exhibit numerous stylistic influences. Dating from the 1870s through 1900, around the time Colorado became a state (1876), these buildings feature an unusual combination of elements and are among the oldest homes in Colorado. Details from the Queen Anne, Gothic, and Italianate styles were borrowed most often, combining to create a maximalist façade.
Some of Longmont’s oldest homes have elements of the very flamboyant Victorian style, most of which are located in old town Longmont near Main Street.
Classic Cottage Architecture
The Classic Cottage is a one-story version of the Four Square style. This style was popular from 1910 to 1930 and it features an elongated hipped roof with central dormer, and front porch with thick porch posts or round, simplified Doric columns supporting the porch roof. The style is most commonly used in residential architecture. Building materials are typically masonry (brick), with a few rare wood frame examples.
Four Square ArchitectureOne of the most commonly found styles in Colorado residential buildings after 1900, the Four Square is easily recognized by its square plan and overall simplicity. The typical Four Square is a two-story with minimal decoration. Occasionally, a Four Square will feature a shaped gable or will be larger with more elaborate ornamentation. But, in each case, the basic square plan can be seen.
Contemporary ArchitectureAs time goes on, the fads change. Both new and traditional features might be used by contemporary architects. Currently we are seeing a generous use of glass, asymmetrical features, repurposed building materials and smart home technology. The “work from home” era has also led to a focus on outdoor lighting, open floor plains, convertible living spaces to make living and working at home more enjoyable.
Living in Longmont
General Cost of LivingHousing is one of the largest components of cost of living. In Longmont, the median home value is $570,00, greater than the national median home value of $204,900.
The average annual household income in Longmont is $97,000.
Employment/Job OpportunitiesWhite-collar workers make up 79.92% of the working population in Longmont, while blue-collar employees account for 20.08%. There are also 6,189 entrepreneurs in Longmont (12.2% of the workforce); 34,280 workers employed in private companies (67.59%); and 6,426 people working in governmental institutions (12.67%) according to Point2Homes.
WeatherThe climate in Longmont is temperate, with nearly 250 sunny days throughout the year.
The hot season lasts for approximately 3 months, from June to September, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest month of the year in Boulder is July, with an average high of 86°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from mid November 18 to March, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest month of the year in Boulder is December, with an average low of 23°F and high of 43°F.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8 months, from Marchto November. The month with the most rain in Boulder is May, with an average rainfall of 1.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4 months, from Novemberto March. The month with the least rain in Boulder is January, with an average rainfall of 0.1 inches.
To read more about the weather in Longmont click here.
RestaurantsThere are options for everyone, from fast-food to high-end and artisan dining. Many restaurants are influenced by locally grown and seasonal foods, a nod to Longmont’s agricultural past, so menus rotate throughout the year allowing visitors to experience something new every time they come.
SchoolsAccording to Public School Review there are 38 public schools serving 22,427 students in Longmont, CO and 19 private schools serving 1,554 students. Approximately 94% of all K-12 students are educated in public schools. Longmont has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Longmont are Hygiene Elementary School, Blue Mountain Elementary School and Niwot Elementary School. The ranking system is based on a school’s combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Longmont public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (CO average is 35%) and reading proficiency score of 50% (CO average is 47%). Schools in Longmont rank 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in CO.
TransportationTransportation can also be a significant component of cost of living. An estimated 57% of workers commute to jobs outside of Longmont. The average commute in Longmont is 24 minutes long. There is a bus system in Longmont, however it is not as extensive as Boulder’s. Old town Longmont is very walkable, however most areas in Longmont are not.
Parks, Recreational Activities, and AttractionsLongmont has a wide variety of attractions that are accessible year-round. Notably there is a farmers market at the Boulder County Fair Grounds every Saturday during the warm months, as well as a County Fair with monster trucks, carnival rides and more during select days during the summer.
In addition Longmont is located near many hiking trails and lakes such as Rabbit Mountain in Lyons, CO and McIntosh Lake in Longmont, CO.
For a current list of Longmont’s seasonal activities please go to Visit Longmont
Live in on a small farm or in a tightknit townhome community in Longmont, Colorado. Get in touch with the Schlutz Group at 720.637.3312 so we can help you find the home that best meets your standards.
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