is Longmont a good place to move

is Longmont a good place to move

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Jonesboro, AR

#1 Nov 29, 2010
My friend just got promoted to management at a local company we are wondering if Longmont is a good place to live please give good feedback???

Tampa, FL

#2 Dec 1, 2010
I moved to Longmont from Maryland in the early 70's and left around 77. I loved Longmont, best town and state. I left because my husband wanted to move to Pa. to get a better job. Really he was messing around with too many women and we had to move since I am sure his boss said Politely quit or I will fire you. I wish I never did leave for Pa was not my kind of place thus I live in florida now. Yes I encourage you to move there. It has changed alot I have heard but do some research before you do. I took the newspaper before but now you can get it online. Good Luck!!
Meg 06

Denver, CO

#3 Dec 4, 2010
We call it Wrongmont.

Longmont, CO

#4 Dec 17, 2010
It depends on what you want from a town. We loved it when we first moved here around 12 years ago, it was a good place to raise our kids. Things are changing though the illegal immigrant problem is growing fast than the city is as are the drug and crime problems.
We love out house and out area is still nice but the traffic is getting worse as the city attempts to grow without proper foresight. I used to walk down town but the neighborhood I have to go through makes it unsafe anymore.
There are a couple good restaurants and there are lots of things that go on down town like artwalks, free concerts and such. The nightlife is not really much to talk of though as most of the clubs that had music and dancing are either out of business since the smoking law changes or are real dives.

Since: Jan 09

Longmont, CO

#5 Jan 2, 2011
Lots to do in Longmont. Check out:
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Cleveland, OH

#6 Jan 22, 2011
When I was there, Niwot was being built as the second area High School. Now there are four high schools ?
I believe the population was around 50,000, then. What's it now, 100K-200K ?
Longmont was great place to live, then. Now ?
Just Curious

San Jose, CA

#7 Jan 25, 2011
Depends on what you're looking for but I wouldn't recommend it. I moved here 10 years ago and it was the first place I lived, for about a year. It was ok, but now the illegals/gang/drug/crime have grown and it's out of control. It's a hick town. It had potential but they let the riff-raff take over. Not saying there aren't good people that live there. They're just overshadowed now.
Longmont resident

Longmont, CO

#8 Jan 28, 2011
Just Curious, it sounds like you live in a less desired area. Most of Longmont it not like that. or the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce for more info about Longmont. Also visit for info about all our great community events. You can also get a free relocation packet at:

Longmont, CO

#9 Jan 30, 2011
I've lived in Longmont my entire life. Okay, so maybe it's not THAT long; but it has been long enough to see it change..for the worse. What everyone is saying is true, aside from Longmont not being as Just Curious says...that's false. They're right

Since: Feb 11

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Feb 14, 2011
Longmont is an extremely desirable place to live. The scenery here is almost magical. Sweeping views of the Front Range, verdant fields and lush wilderness paths are but a few of the remarkable gifts enjoyed here.

By many measures, Longmont is a great place to live. One measure I site all the time - because I am a Realtor - is its affordability. Compare home prices here first. Boulder is appealing to a young set and has a much more diverse spectrum of entertainment, education and dining offerings. However, Longmont is 20 minutes away from many of these offerings and has great dining and recreation opportunities of its own.

As for crime rates, Boulder County has one of the lowest rates in the state and probably the country. Longmont has a very professional police force. The community is very fortunate to have the fine uniformed officers it has - and that includes the area's fire fighters.

Longmont is not perfect, but it's people are close. Some are working hard at making Longmont a great community. The Highway 119 corridor could use some additional shopping. A good theater is often mentioned. The good news is the city council is addressing current and future needs.

Longmont is a solid contender for NASA tech park. High tech, biotech and aerospace are already here.

I have lived in the San Francisco Bay area and the remote Four Corners area. These were great places to live, but I prefer to live here for a host of reasons. I spend plenty of time in my car, so living where it is less congested was a big factor. The prospect for economic growth here is real. Dining and entertainment here is some of the best in the world. I loved the Bay Area and rugged and remote San Juan County. For me, though, this is the best place in the world.

SuZ Alvarez
PML of Longmont
Longmont Person

Longmont, CO

#11 Jan 29, 2012
Meg 06 wrote:
We call it Wrongmont.
Well therefore you s uck
Longmont Person

Longmont, CO

#12 Jan 29, 2012
Longmont is awesome great restaurants and entertainment!!! You'll love it here!!!

Longmont, CO

#13 Jan 31, 2012
We got a job offer in 2006 and rented in Gunbarrel while we checked out the surrounding areas. Longmont actually rose to the top when comparing criteria. We were able to get a 3000+ square foot home for $250K in the area for Longmont Estates Elementary, Westview Middle and Silver Creek High. I won't disparage the other schools, but we looked at schools first within our hoem price range. Downtown is a bit mixed, some parts need revitalizing but for the most part, we have a wonderful time at all of the events that the City sponsors. The mall is in need of a facelift and tenants, but that will come in time. I feel safe here. Yes, there are drugs and crime in every city but seems as if we are not seeing much of that at all in our neighborhood and the surrounding area, but there are pockets of it just like anywhere. Just check the crime stats for the neighborhoods you are interested in. We have Front Range Community College which I attended for a career change at age 50 and I loved it, my soon-to-graduate high schooler will attend. The boys have a multitude of great friends since moving here. Most people are friendly. There is good proximity to medical facilites, public transportation,shopping ( except for very upscale stores like Sax), senior services, recreation. I have to say that I have not regretted being here at all. you might find even better home-price values now at a better rate. You have very good proximity to the highways to get to neighboring towns as well. We have a great public outdoor pool at Sunset with a sandy 'beach', good restaurants, funky fun stores. I say check it out.
No Good

Longmont, CO

#14 Feb 25, 2013
I would not choose Longmont as a place to love. We moved here due to a job with the school system, which has serious issues, 2 years ago. There are a few good schools...but not a good place to love at all. There are surrounding areas that are much better. If you have young children, go with a charter school. The Montessori Charter is great!

Longmont, CO

#15 Apr 25, 2016
It's a great place to live.

Boulder, CO

#16 Jan 17, 2017
Grew up in Boulder and was priced out when I had kids so Longmont was the next option. Both of my kids born and raised in Longmont, the oldest is 25. We have been lucky enough to travel and live different places but always come back to Longmont because it feels like home.

I agree that it depends on the type of culture you are looking for in a community and I personally appreciate Longmont for that. Longmont fosters great community resources so certain populations viewed as unsavory are present. Honestly most of those classed as unsavory are harmless, I worked in and with my community for 20 years to support the programs that housed those populations. I love the socioeconomic diversity of Longmont. It is one of the few places left that seems to still have a middle class. Those not in pursuit of bigger, better badder and just looking to enjoy being working class and support the less fortunate in their community have a place. A great lesson for kids growing up to know that the less fortunate are not scary but just people with their own struggles.

And my kids are productive and successful in their own right even though they went and are going through the diverse Longmont schools.

Longmont, CO

#17 Jun 19, 2017
[I can't comment about schools or whatever since no kids, but it's a pretty nice place. Very bike friendly, good community, not too small, getting bigger, but still not too big. Local traffic isn't bad at all compared to other places I've lived like Florida east coast, Los Angeles, Dallas. Surrounded by lots of ranches and farmland, a few minutes from the mountains, 30 minutes to RMNP, lots of Boulder County open space.

City owned utilities, including 1 gbps up/down internet for $50 a month.

But housing is not cheap. If you don't make $60k-75k a year or better, best to look elsewhere.

“How do ya do”

Since: Jul 17

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#18 Aug 3, 2017
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