The word “Longmont” comes from Longs Peak, the majestic peak in Rocky Mountain Park visible from just about anywhere in Longmont. Longs Peak was named for an explorer Stephen H. Long.
A community for everyone. Through neighborhood groups, community relations programs, thoughtful planning, and other initiatives, the City of Longmont is committed to building a real community, not just a collection of streets and buildings.
North East of Boulder, North of Denver halfway to Fort Collins. Longmont offers greenways, historic buildings, public art installations numerous city parks, bike trails, municipal golf courses, recreation centers, and a fantastic public school system. Close to I-25, shopping, and everything you need to make a home.
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.