Longmont, CO is a welcoming medium-sized city that is well-located near the Rocky Mountains. It has been called one of the 'best places to live' by CNN/Money Magazine in both 2006 and 2008, and by 24/7 Wall St. in 2014. Real estate for sale varies between stand-alone homes and condos or townhouses. There is a mixture of older homes and newly constructed dwellings and although prices range, the current market is higher than many other areas of the nation.
Longmont is spread out over 22 square miles, is located in Boulder County, and it sits at almost 5,000 feet above sea level. It is conveniently located 16 miles from Boulder, 37 miles from Denver, and 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Residents are highly educated, with 37 percent of adults holding a bachelor's or advanced degree. The area has the highest concentration in the nation of jobs that are software related. Its unemployment rate is 3.9 percent, which is lower than the state's average of 5.2 percent. Longmont has a high percentage of people who both live and work in the city, which means that there is more time to enjoy all that the area has to offer.
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