Longmont CO Real Estate, Longmont Area and Community Information
The city of Longmont is 37 miles north of Denver. Real estate in Longmont includes houses and condos. Some homes for sale in Longmont are large houses with five or six bedrooms on more than one acre of land. A few Longmont properties have more than six acres of land. People who are interested in purchasing large homes will find a few Longmont homes with seven bedrooms. Many homes with three or four bedrooms are available. Prospective buyers who want smaller homes may be interested in houses or condos with two bedrooms. Condos with three bedrooms are available. A Longmont real estate agent can help people interested in historic homes find Longmont CO homes built in the early 20th century.
Several American Indian tribes lived in the Longmont area thousands of years ago. The dry climate made it difficult to live in the area for an extended period of time, and it was uninhabited for hundreds of years. Longmont was established in the early 1870s when a group of prominent Chicago citizens wanted to establish a new town in Colorado. They sold memberships in the new town and bought 60,000 acres of land with the money. The town built on this land was named Longmont after nearby Longs Peak. Irrigation ditches were built to bring water to the dry soil in the area. Farmers planted fruit trees, wheat and peas. Businesses built in Longmont in the late 1800s included a flour mill and a vegetable cannery. A beet sugar factory was built in the early 1900s. An IBM facility was built near Longmont in the 1960s, and the town's population doubled in size. More than 20,000 people moved to Longmont between 1990 and 2000.
Parks and Recreation
A Longmont Realtor can help Longmont home buyers with families find homes near the city's parks. There are playgrounds and picnic tables at Alta Park, Blue Skies Park and Willow Farm Park. Longmont CO real estate owners who enjoy sports can play basketball and tennis at Clark Centennial Park. Dry Creek Greenway, Lefthand Greenway and Longmont Supply Greenway are some of the walking trails that connect to Longmont parks.
Attractions and Activities
The Longmont Museum has photographs, maps and letters from Longmont's past. Longmont residents can attend plays, musicals and concerts at the Longmont Theater. Information about these events is available at longmonttheatre.org.
Longmont real estate owners can attend annual events such as Rhythm on the River. Musical entertainment and food are part of this two-day festival held in July. Free concerts are held at several places in Longmont during the summer. The Boulder County Fair takes place in August at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.