Longmont is an easy-going community is just 16 miles outside Boulder, but it has a character all its own. Featuring a lively and historic downtown, plenty of open space parks, high-tech companies and lots of new housing developments, Longmont is a vibrant, diverse town.
Downtown is home to some of the city's top spots, offering a range of restaurants and shops. Family events and live music are also a part of the urban atmosphere. If you love history you will find that the history of Longmont is very much alive at the Dougherty Museum and at several Victorian homes and old cabins and mills, all part of the nationally registered historic district. Additionally, exhibit galleries, public art and an outdoor courtyard are yours to explore at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center,south of town. Tower of Compassion is Longmont's most unique cultural symbol. The Kanemoto families donated this pagoda, a symbol of compassion, to the city in 1972. In addition to historic and cultural highlights, Longmont maintains more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space and is privy to Boulder County's extensive hiking and biking trails. Nearby Union Reservoir is popular for windsurfing, fishing and camping.
Longmont is also working hard at building a reputation of Biggest Little Beer Town in Colorado. World-class, award-winning beer is made right here in Longmont. And no one takes more pride in what goes in the glass, bottle, or can than the folks at Left Hand Brewery, Oskar Blues and the Tasty Weasel, and the Pumphouse.
Please, look around, but remember: many of our neighbors started out as visitors who later chose to come back and stay. Every day, every season, Longmont makes for a great destination. You belong in Longmont--for a weekend--or a lifetime!