Longmont began in an unusual way. In 1870, a group of prominent men in Chicago decided to start a new town in Colorado. To do this, they sold membership in the new town, called "The Chicago-Colorado Colony," and used the money to buy 60,000 acres of land in a carefully chosen site in northern Colorado. They brought people, lumber, and building materials to the barren site, and by 1871, a new town was built. They named it "Longmont," after nearby Long's Peak. Since then, Longmont has had a long and fruitful history. Today, the City of Longmont takes an active interest in preserving historic structures. The Landmark Designation Commission works closely with residents and others who are interested in designating and protecting structures of historical, architectural, or geographical significance.
Longmont CO, spans 22 square miles and is packed with plenty of scenic views including 1,500 acres of parks. And with more than 300 days of sunshine, you can spend most of your free time enjoying the great outdoors. When night falls be sure to visit one of the many great restaurants in town. Arts in Public Places, established in 1987, this program puts art on display all around the city. Sandstone Ranch is found along the south side of Ken Pratt Blvd/ Hwy 119 east of Longmont, this 125 acre Community Park is one of Longmont's best sports park venues. Longmont boasts three public golf courses, making it easy and affordable to play a round of golf almost anytime. With 25 neighborhood parks there are more than 192 acres of room to enjoy.With more than 42 miles of trails and greenways there's every reason to enjoy the great outdoors.
Longmont Colorado is located 15 miles northeast of Boulder and 31 miles (50 km) north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. In contrast to its better-known neighbor, Longmont has a much more quiet and residential feel, although the city has begun to grow rapidly in recent years. The population was 86,270 at the 2010 census. It has an elevation of 4,984 feet above sea level with a population of 92,858 (2016). Longmont has easy access to Denver, Broomfield, Boulder, and Loveland.
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