Guide to Longmont

Situated between Fort Collins and Boulder, the 81,000-person town of Longmont is a veritable residential oasis. And like its neighbors, Longmont offers a wealth of outdoor activities. Jog along the St. Vrain River or on one of Longmont’s seven greenways, which lace through the city’s 1,500 acres of parks and open space. You can sun yourself at McIntosh Lake or row a boat on Union Reservoir. Longmont hosts a handful of annual events each summer: Rhythm on the River, a two-day music, comedy and art festival, graces Roger’s Grove each July. Between June and August, catch live music performed by local acts for the Concert in the Park Series at the Roosevelt Park Pavilion. Longmont is also home to the longest-running triathlon in the state. In June, 350 athletes travel to Longmont for the grueling test of strength and endurance. Year-round, check out art exhibits and classes at the state-of-the art Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. The Boulder-Longmont region offers the highest concentration of software related employment according to the Software & Information Industry Association. Actually, High-tech jobs comprise approximately 27 percent of the Longmont employment base. Other than the tech industry, retail trade, administrative/management and education are predominant areas of employment. Longmont children attend St. Vrain Valley Public Schools, the tenth largest district in Colorado comprised of 45 schools: 22 Elementary, 9 Middle, 1 Middle/Senior, 6 High, 3 Alternative, and 4 Charter, and a slew of academic and athletic awards. More

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