Longmont, Colorado

Longmont is a fast growing, diverse city. There’s a much broader range of housing in Longmont, including some lower-income neighborhoods you’d never find in Louisville/Lafayette or for that matter Boulder. This is partially because the town was once considered more of a blue-collar town especially compared to “yuppie” Boulder, though economically this is not reallly the case any more. The word “Longmont” comes from Longs Peak, near Rocky Mountain National Park, located only 30 minutes from Longmont.

Longmont has two main thro-roads: Main and Hover. Main houses the city’s older individual shops and offices – the Public Library is just a block away as is the courthouse including the downtown area called Old Town, home to over 300 shops, galleries, restaurants, hotels and more. Main Street goes from really nice to a bit rundown the further north you go on Main Street. But the side streets off Main, especially going West between 3rd and 9th, are lovely. It’s the Historic District and it’s very residential and there are a couple of parks to enjoy. Hover Street is where all the major commercial development is happening with a small mall, all the main fastfood chain restaurants, a Super Target, JC Penney, supermarkets, etc, etc. So very convenient for all your needs. The downtown section of Longmont tries to make itself work, but it pales in comparision to Boulder. Not a big deal since if you desire that downtown vibe you are just a short drive from it in Boulder.

In the mid 1990s, the south edge of the city became the location of the first New Urbanist project in Colorado, called Prospect New Town, definitely worth checking out.

World-class, award-winning beer is made in Longmont including Left Hand Brewery, Oskar Blues, the Tasty Weasel, and the Pumphouse.

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $355,000

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $355,000 $203,400
Median Single Family Home Value $363,200 $201,300
Median Condo Value $288,500 $218,600
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $298,300 $159,500
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $349,000 $197,500
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $418,500 $321,600
Percent Homes Decreasing 3.7% 18.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $205 $128
Median Sale Price 346 225,300
Property Tax $1,710 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4.5% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 8.4% 6.5%

Longmont Schools

School In Longmont Great Schools Rating Number Of Students Address
Longmont Estates Elementary 7 507 1601 Northwestern Road Longmont, CO 80503
Burlington Elementary 6 472 1051 S. Pratt Parkway Longmont, CO 80501
Central Elementary 5 446 1020 4th Avenue Longmont, CO 80501
Hygiene Elementary 6 426 11968 N. 75th Street Longmont, CO 80503
Indian Peaks Elementary 2 494 1335 South Judson Longmont, CO 80501
Loma Linda Elementary 3 447 333 E. Mountain View Longmont, CO 80501
Mountain View Elementary 3 386 1415 14th Street Longmont, CO 80501
Northridge Elementary 2 392 1200 19th Avenue Longmont, CO 80501
Rocky Mountain Elementary 2 436 800 East 5th Longmont, CO 80501
Spangler Elementary 1 396 1440 Collyer Street Longmont, CO 80501
Columbine Elementary 2 361 111 Longs Peak Avenue Longmont, CO 80501
Sanborn Elementary 4 451 2235 Vivian Street Longmont, CO 80501
Eagle Crest Elementary 7 529 4444 Clover Basin Drive Longmont, CO 80503
Fall River Elementary 8 494 1400 Deerwood Drive Longmont, CO 80501
Alpine Elementary 6 532 2005 Alpine Street Longmont, CO 80501
Blue Mountain Elementary 9 489 1260 Mountain Drive Longmont, CO 80503
Sunset Middle School 6 603 1300 S. Sunset Longmont, CO 80501
Longs Peak Middle School 3 450 1500 14th Avenue Longmont, CO 80501
Heritage Middle School 2 427 233 E. Mountain View Longmont, CO 80501
Westview Middle School 8 598 1651 Airport Road Longmont, CO 80503
Altona Middle School 9 643 4600 Clover Basin Drive Longmont, CO 80503
Trail Ridge Middle School 5 632 1000 Button Rock Drive Longmont, CO 80501
Longmont High School 7 1222 1040 Sunset Street Longmont, CO 80501
Skyline High School 4 1230 600 East Mountain View Longmont, CO 80501
Silver Creek High School 9 1057 4901 Nelson Road Longmont, CO 80503
Mead High School 7 488 12750 County Road #7 Longmont, CO 80504

Longmont Street View

Longmont Statistics

Population in 2011 86,450
Population change since 2000 +21.6%
Median household income $52,067.00
Median house value in 2009 $241,000.00
Median house value in 2000 $173,800.00