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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Longmont, Colorado

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Where to Retire in Longmont and Home Prices

The housing choices are diverse in Longmont from golf course communities, to historic Old Town Longmont.   Prospect New Town, is a new urbanist project with many types of housing and prices. Zillow reports the median sale price is about $340,000 in mid-2016.

What is special about Longmont

Longmont is an outdoorsy community that offers many types of recreation including hiking, biking, and golf, with skiing nearby.  The town hosts several art venues, festival and concerts and farmer's markets.  It is home to a community college,  a symphony orchestra, museums, and a hospital. The town sponsers a Live Well Longmont program that includes programs, events and classes to encourage healthy living.

What is not special about Longmont

High cost of living; cold, snowy winters

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 28 degrees, July's average is 76 degrees. Longmont gets an average of 34 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Longmont is an artsy town with a state-designated Longmont Downtown Creative District that features many galleries, art exhibits and shops; paved walkways connects to more than 75 works of art located around the town; the vibrant downtown offers many restaurants and popular breweries; the town is also home to three golf courses, several parks, museums, and to a symphony orchestra.

Crime

Longmont's crime rate is a little above the national average.

Medical facilities

Longmont United Hospital services the town; Live Well Longmont is a coalition of dozens of governmental, health, business and community organizations pledged to support wellness in schools, businesses and the community, and sponsors a variety of programs and events.

Transportation

Longmont is part of the RTD transit district that provides local and regional bus service to Denver and Boulder; Longmont's Vance Brand municipal airport is named after Astronaut Vance Brand who graduated from Longmont High School; the nearest international airport is in Denver, about 40 miles away; in 2012, Longmont was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a silver-level bicycle-friendly community.  

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