Common Questions From People Relocating To Longmont
And Wise Team Answers
Are you looking at moving to Longmont? Here are some of our most commonly asked questions, so you can have a few more answers before making the move!
How long does it take to get places?
- Downtown Denver
Without traffic, it typically takes about 50 minutes to get from downtown Longmont to downtown Denver. When there is traffic, it can take much longer. When traveling to Colorado’s Capital, make sure to check for events in Denver to make sure you know how long it will take. Sports games or popular shows can lengthen this time quite a bit.
- Downtown Boulder
From downtown Longmont to Downtown Boulder it takes roughly 30 minutes. Sometimes the Diagonal (Highway 119) can have some traffic as you pull into Boulder, but it flows fairly well. Once in town, though, finding parking can be an issue; so take the bus. This does extend the time a bit, and can take 45 minutes to an hour to get to there.
- The Mountains
Depending on where you want to go in the mountains changes the answer. To just make it to the mountains takes about 30 minutes or so from Longmont. A full mountain drive (like to Estes Park and back) can take about 4 hours.
The most popular ski areas, up in Summit County, take just over 1 hour and 45 minutes from Longmont. The furthest of which takes about 2 and a half hours. If you want to go Skiing and then retire to some hot springs, Steamboat Springs is a little over 4 hours away.
- The Airport
There are several ways to get to Denver International Airport, To avoid the toll road, the drive takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The toll road, E-470, takes about 30 minutes off of the travel time.
- Downtown Denver
Are winters bad?
This may be a bit of a subjective answer, but no. The average amount of snow Longmont receives each year is just around 36 inches – 3 feet. When it does snow, we can get anywhere between an inch to a foot of snow at one time. When snow does accumulate, it doesn’t stick around long. With the bright, warm Colorado sun shining down on clear days, the roads will be dry within a few days and the lawns will be golden again within a week or two. Temperatures may dip down into sub-zero range, but the days, even in the winter, can get into the 60’s and 70’s.
Are summers hot?
Summers can be quite hot, reaching into the 110’s sometimes. This heat is dry and constant, unlike the muggy and humid heat of the east coast or south. But even with the heat, Colorado is beautiful and you can escape into the mountains, where it can be up to 30 degrees cooler.
Is Longmont quiet?
This depends entirely on where you live in Longmont. The downtown area can be busy with events, art walks, and shows – especially in the summer. But once you get away from downtown the neighborhoods become very quiet. The closer you are to open spaces and parks, it seems to get even more peaceful.
Is there a lot to do in Longmont?
There is quite a lot to do in Longmont. Downtown hosts many activities throughout the year, from painting groups, yoga, concerts, art walks, bars, restaurants, shopping and so much more. On the other side of town there’s a game center and a large out-door shopping mall. All throughout town there are parks and you can fish or float down the Platte River. Then there are all the great hikes and drives just out of town, but that requires leaving Longmont for a short duration.
Is it easy to buy in Longmont?
Over the past few years Longmont has become a very competitive market. The prices of Boulder Homes and the fast paced real estate of Denver have made Longmont extremely desirable. Once upon a time, this town was seen as too far out of the metro area, too far away from Boulder, and saw far fewer travelers through town.
Is it easy to sell in Longmont?
This is definitely a seller’s market. Homes are moving faster in Longmont than they have in years. With close proximity to Boulder, Lafayette, Denver and Fort Collins, Longmont has become a hot spot for commuters and families who want a quiet town to live in. These incentives have really changed the market in this town, and we’re growing because of it.
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