Longmont is a city in the American state of Colorado. It is situated across two counties, Boulder and Weld. The city is 31 miles northwest of Denver, the state’s capital and got its name from the mountain, Longs Peak, which dominates the Longmont skyline. The city boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year and is only a short drive from the Rocky Mountain National Park. The modern downtown area has a thriving restaurant and art scene and the city center is full of retail shops and businesses.
Longmont’s economy is based on government, education, healthcare, and the technology industries. The top employers in the city with office space or other facilities in the area include St. Vrain Valley Schools, Longmont United Hospital, Seagate Technology, City of Longmont, Amgen, Intrado, Federal Aviation Administration, DigitalGlobe, and McLane Western.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Longmont is within driving distance of 29 winter ski areas. It offer over 1500 acres of parks and open space. As part of Boulder County the area offers more than 80 miles of trails that are used for biking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and nature photography. The city is host to several annual events that include the Concert in the Park series and Rhythm on the River - an art and music festival. Dining options in Longmont include Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta, Terroir Restaurant, Sugarbeet, Martini’s Bistro, Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant, and Oskar Blues Brewery.
The nearest major airport to Longmont is the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (FNL/KFNL), featuring domestic flights from Fort Collins, within 28 miles of the city center. Another major airport in the area is Denver International Airport (DEN/KDEN), offering international and domestic flights from Denver. This airport is located 43 miles from Longmont. Longmont is part of the RTD transit district that provides local and regional bus service to Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Longmont is also served by FLEX bus service to Fort Collins, Loveland, and Berthoud. Longmont is a very bicycle friendly city.